Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that ensures the ideal
alignment of crooked teeth by using removable and fixed appliances,
as well as correcting skeletal disorders by manipulating growth. It
deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders in the jaw and
Orthodontic treatment offers you the opportunity to have a healthier
and better looking smile and it is very important in this regard.
Orthodontic treatment can be performed at any age. The duration of
treatment varies from patient to patient and depending on the
method used. Each patient is special and the appropriate treatment
plan should be made by an orthodontist.
Will I feel pain?
You may feel mild pain during the first 3-5 days when the braces are
attached. You can use pain killers when necessary. If the braces cause
wounds on your cheeks and lips, tear off a piece of the wax that has
been given to you and roll it between your fingers, stick it on the
piece of metal that causes the wound, and your feeling of discomfort
Can I remove the wires whenever I want?
In fixed treatment, the braces attached to your teeth will remain in
your mouth until the end of the treatment. Do not try to remove
them. If you are using removable appliances, your doctor will explain
how long you need to wear them during the day and how to use
How long will my treatment take?
Depending on the severity of your condition, the average duration of
treatment is 12-30 months. You should not forget that missed
appointments or broken braces will prolong the treatment period.
Will I use another device after treatment ends?
After the active period of the treatment is over, the reinforcement
therapy begins. During this time, a removable plate may be used, or a
wire can be attached to the back of the teeth. The duration of
reinforcement therapy varies from person to person.
Will I be wearing other things in addition to the wires?
You may need to use an elastic and/or extraoral device during a
certain period of treatment. Your orthodontist will determine the
How often will I be called for an appointment?
You will be called for periodic controls, usually every 4-8 weeks.
What should I do if I play close contact sports?
You should use a mouthguard. If you are skating, skate boarding or
riding a horse, it will be beneficial to use a mouthguard.
What should I do if my braces break?
You should make a new appointment as soon as possible. If you wait
for the next appointment to arrive, your treatment will not progress
over time, it may prolong the overall time and you may damage your