Apparatus that can be placed and taken out

 When should we apply to an orthodontist for the first examination of our children?

It should be applied to an orthodontist at the age of 6-7 when permanent teeth begin to appear in the mouth. At these ages first signs of orthodontic problems appear.

Why is early examination important?

Orthodontic examination that is done at early ages helps avoid future problems and to determine correct treatment time.

What is the age for starting with orthodontic treatment?

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Generally orthodontic treatments are realized between the ages of 9 and 12 when mil teeth fall down and permanent teeth begin to appear. In some cases orthodontic applications at early periods facilitate future treatments or eliminate the need for treatment.

These situations are:

Extreme situations of overlapping;

If chins are too small for all the permanent teeth, correction can be made by using apparatus that are placed and taken out.

If lower front teeth remain in front of upper front teeth this situation can be corrected by using apparatus that can be placed and taken out.

Upper teethes being at the front;

This situation can cause fractures on upper teeth. This can be corrected with apparatus placed in palate.

Treatment of harmful habits;

Thumb sucking: It should be given up between the ages of 2-4. Or else, with the pressure arising as a result, can cause the front teeth to come to the front and for shape disorders to appear on palate.

Swallowing by pushing the tongue;

It is the situation where tongue gets out from between the teeth while swallowing. With the pressure arising teeth come out to the front.

Respiration from the mouth;

It can cause upper and lower chin to grow abnormally.

Do apparatus that are placed and taken out cause any pain?

No, they don’t cause pain. In a few days time they become part of the palate.

If the apparatus placed in palate is broken or lost, what should be done?

It should be applied to the orthodontist without lossing time. It is required to apply a new apparatus to preserve the change realized with the treatment. Or else chin can return back to their previous status.

For how long can orthodontic apparatus be used?

Generally by using these apparatus for 6-7 months, the correction needed is achieved.

Can apparatus be used while eating ?

These apparatus are generally used continuously except while eating and brushing the teeth unless otherwise recommended by the dentist.

Where should the palate-apparatus be kept when it is taken out?

Apparatus should be kept in the boxes given by your dentist. They should not be placed in nap-kinds. They can be thrown in garbage if they are placed in napkins.

Where should the palate-apparatus be kept when it is taken out?

Apparatus should be kept in the boxes given by your dentist. They should not be placed in nap-kinds. They can be thrown in garbage if they are placed in napkins.

How should the apparatus be cleaned?

Apparatus should be cleaned with water and toothbrush. There is no need to use toothpaste or soap.

Dentist who wrote the article: Orthodontist Dr. Çağrı Gazioğlu Özle