All orthodontic treatment has a process from the moment you go to the dentist, until your dental problem is solved. We are going to see these stages how and which are:
What do we mean by orthodontic phases?
The orthodontic process is the set of dental movements that are made to improve the aesthetics, function and chewing of your mouth. It is divided into several stages until the desired smile is achieved.
What are the stages of orthodontics? In total, orthodontics has 7 phases, a phase 0 in which a study is carried out and other 6 phases of active orthodontics.
Phase zero of orthodontics, the orthodontic study
Once the first consultation has been made and the most appropriate treatment for the patient has been chosen, be it metallic brackets or invisible orthodontics such as Envisaging. The first thing that has to be done is an orthodontic study to determine the precise diagnosis and to be able to elaborate the treatment plan. For this, the orthodontist will perform:
- Evaluation of the case: the orthodontist determines the oral problems you may have: bite, mandibular, middle lines.
- X-rays: from the sides of the skull and panoramic with which you can see if there are infections, the state of the roots, and absence of molars among other things.
- Extra oral and intraoral photographs: to analyze facial symmetry and dental malpositions among other things.
- Study models: with the realization of impressions with which the appliance will be made, thanks to our scanner, it is no longer necessary to make uncomfortable plaster molds for treatments such as Incognito or Envisaging.
Once we have placed the appliances (is it Envisaging, incognito, transparent brackets or metal brackets) the movement of the teeth begins to take place. This is what is known as the active phase of the orthodontic process. Click here for more orthodontics related information.