Orthodontics is a branch of orthopedic dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dentofacial anomalies using various orthodontic constructions, removable and non-removable items.
Orthodontics in Minsk is gaining more and more popularity. We have several popular systems:
An amazing fact: it is better to contact the orthodontist first when a child is already 2 years old! Such an early consultation will help to avoid the development of malocclusion and prevent the further installation of braces.
If your parents for some reason did not deal with this issue in childhood, you can always come to a consultation with an orthodontist and solve the problem by installing braces. The age for installing braces is not essential, because the main contraindications for orthodontic treatment are inflammatory processes in the teeth and periodontal tissues, as well as severe concomitant diseases (ex. epilepsy)
The problem of malocclusion is solved either by the orthodontist dentist independently, or together with the orthognathic surgeon when there's a necessity to affect the jaw and facial bones. Our clinic uses the latest techniques and modern bracket systems to treat a malocclusion.
After analyzing the teeth panoramic picture and carrying out an in-person examination, the dentist plans preliminary procedures before installing a bracket system. Taking casts and making the model of the jaw must be done before the treatment starts.
It should be noted that before installing the braces, the orthodontist carefully studies the models and makes measurements on gypsum casts of both jaws. This work might take up to 4-5 hours. The doctor makes all the necessary measurements and plans a strategy for moving the teeth.
Further, the orthodontist decides the need to remove some teeth and their treatment. Please note, that teeth extraction is a must-do here. Before making a decision, the orthodontist will diligently plan this out. Usually, third molars are subject to removal, since these teeth have a great influence on the dentition condition and exert pressure on the dentition, worsening of the occlusion.
The duration of treatment is determined case by case, and the average period of wearing braces is 11-18 months.
After taking all the necessary measurements, we pre-order the selected bracket system, special arcs, and materials that will be used throughout the treatment.
The cost of installing a bracket system is 1,000 to 2,500 BYN.
During the installation of the bracket system, the patient is offered 3D glasses to enjoy entertainment programs. The duration of the procedure is 1.5-2 hours, it's painless and does not cause any discomfort to the patient.
The first days after installation are the most difficult for the patient. Within 3-5 days, the teeth begin their " farthest " movements, so the patient sometimes feels mild pain when chewing solid food.
However, getting used to braces is normal. To make this period easier, the orthodontist gives a special orthodontic wax or silicone, which helps to better adapt to the new teeth device.
In comparison with traditional bracket systems, Damon system maintains a low level of movement which makes it possible to apply weak forces to move teeth and has a beneficial effect on bone tissue, periodontal tissue and allows to decrease tooth extraction frequency and achieve better results with orthodontic treatment. Low friction facilitates tooth movement and accelerates treatment by at least 25%, while significantly reduces the number of patient visits.
This is an all-metal version of the Damon braces latest generation. Due to the rounded contours, reduced size of the braces and the innovative mechanism for opening and closing the lid, this braces system will provide you with incomparable comfort during treatment.
This system consists of fully transparent self-ligating braces which have an unmatched design. Braces are made of polycrystals of aluminum (PCA), so they are not prone to staining and discoloration when drinking coffee, red wine, eating mustard and other coloring foods. With Damon Clear, people may not even notice that you are wearing braces.
Ligature braces use elastic rubber rings (less commonly, metal wire) which are called ligatures to connect arcs with braces. Ligatures can be transparent, white or multi-colored.
We offer ceramic braces for those who'd prefer invisible braces. Their color can be selected individually by the shade of enamel. These braces look aesthetically beautiful with transparent ligatures.
Sapphire braces are ceramic, and the only difference is the crystal lattice pattern. The single-crystal structure (ceramic's one is polycrystalline) makes sapphire braces transparent and lets them shine in the light. If you see this feature as an additional beautifying option for the smile, it's definitely your choice.
This is a removable orthodontic system in the form of a successive trays series. The treatment process is pre-modeled by the orthodontist dentist in a special program (virtual set-up). It requires regular examinations and involves the constant wearing of a mouthguard (tray, at least 22 hours a day). This type of treatment is impossible without great discipline and responsibility of the patient. The cost exceeds other types of bracket systems.
Lingual braces are an orthodontic system that is fixed on the inside of the dentition. It has a very narrow range of indications and causes tangible inconvenience to the patient (ex. impaired diction) The period of adaptation is longer.
Untimely correction of the bite can provoke several diseases, such as changes in posture, gastrointestinal tract disorders, and many others. Malocclusion arises problems with the temporomandibular joint (which attaches the lower jaw to the skull). It manifests by pain in the ears, crunching and clicking when chewing. Due to the difficulty of cleaning food and plaque, malocclusion also increases the risk of caries which leads to pulpitis and periodontitis.
After the treatment period is completed, the retention period begins which is the most important to consolidate and maintain the achieved result. This is perhaps the most critical period in the entire treatment since the patient must independently observe the regime of wearing the trays as well as monitor the safety of the installed retainer/tire.
The method of retention is chosen by the doctor by each situation separately. It consists of a retention tray and the installation of a fixe-d wire retainer on the teeth back surface.
A retainer is a special wire that is glued to the back of the teeth. It does not cause any pain and does not cause the patient any inconvenience.
Fiberglass splinting might be a more aesthetic alternative to a retainer. This kind of retention is more expensive but at the same time more reliable. There are many opinions on which is better, but in each case, you need to listen to your orthodontist.
The vestibular or retention plate for teeth is also sometimes made to prevent tooth displacement. However, this method is used less frequently and requires discipline from the patient, since the plate must be worn for a certain number of hours per day.
Removable trays also belong to removable devices for retention. At KANO Clinic you can make retention trays at affordable prices. However, for this, it will first be necessary to make a jaw cast. The tray also needs to be worn daily for a certain number of hours. It's usually recommended to wear mouthguards during a night's sleep.