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Orthodontic appliances common questions

Orthodontic appliances have the function of correcting the position of teeth for aesthetic and health purposes. There are several types of orthodontic appliances. Including fixed and removable, as well as transparent aligners. Indicated for a different cases.

People used to ask a lot of questions before start treatments. So,we’ve decided to put it all together in this blog.

Which orthodontic treatment is the fastest?

The use of aligners is usually faster.  As they are scheduled for change every 15 days. Coordinated by software that shows each stage of treatment and the final result, even before treatment begins. The disadvantage is that they are removable and the dedication of the patient is essential to ensure the success of the treatment.

Does orthodontic treatment hurt?

No, orthodontic treatment does not hurt, although you may experience some temporary discomfort at specific stages of treatment. This usually occurs when you press the screw-ups or receive the next set of aligners. This discomfort lasts about 2 days and can be easily treated with over-the-counter painkillers such as Paracetamol if necessary.

Can Children Benefit from Orthodontic appliances?

Yes, at the Maida Smiles Clinic we say the sooner the better. Early diagnosis allows our orthodontists to identify potential problems and plan for easier and faster orthodontic treatments. UK health guidelines recommend that all children take an orthodontic assessment between the ages of 7 and 11, while their teeth and jaws are still developing. This can result in preliminary treatment to avoid problems with misaligned teeth later, but most often allows the child and parents, as well as the orthodontist, to prepare for possible orthodontic appliance treatment if necessary.

Why is it important to align your teeth?

Many people seek a perfect and aligned smile. However, more than a matter of aesthetics, dental treatment is important for health in general. This is because teeth that are born or develop in inadequate positions can generate difficulties to bite, causing disharmony in chewing, breathing and speech, as well as back problems and headaches.


At the Maida Smiles Dental Clinic, we offer different types of orthodontic appliances.

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