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Orthodontics in Barranquilla

Enjoy an aligned and harmonious smile. The position of your teeth is a very important factor in the appearance of a person’s face. An orthodontic treatment is an excellent option to improve the position and alignment of teeth by making the other bones of the face to align in the correct position to look in harmony with the rest of the factions. At our dental center, we have a group of suitable specialists that will recommend you the best orthodontic system in Barranquilla in order for you to achieve the perfect smile.

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What is orthodontics?

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It is an odontology branch in charge of the perfect placing and alignment of teeth through an osseous correcting system of the dental structures.

At what age can I start this treatment?

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The age to start orthodontic treatment is around 11 years of age, which is when all the final teeth are usually in the mouth. However, there are those who begin treatment at the age of 5, when a preventive orthodontics is needed, basically to correct bad habits.

What are the type of orthodontics?

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There are different kinds of orthodontics, the first is orthopedic orthodontics that serves to prevent future anomalies guiding the proper growth of the jaws. Then we have the corrective orthodontics used when there is already an anomaly in the position of the teeth, can be with conventional metal brackets, aesthetic brackets, of self-ligating or also with invisible orthodontics.

When should I get braces?

Orthodontics is a treatment that not only looks for a nice smile, but also pursues oral health objectives, not only to fix crooked teeth, but also to solve the problems of having a bad bite. All those who have a dental malocclusionshould undergo orthodontic treatment. Since a bad bite translates into poor hygiene, tooth enamel wear, cavities, chewing problems, among others. 

What orthodontic type should I get?

Orthodontics has evolved so much that we have a range of options for you to choose the one that best suits your lifestyle. Traditional braces, for example, have the advantage of being more resistant and at a cheaper price. If your priority is aesthetics and you want to align your teeth in a more "disguised" way, you can opt for aesthetic brackets, of self-ligating or lingual brackets. If you are a person who works on your image, on television or you are a public figure, you probably want to use invisible orthodontics, this consists of using removable transparent retainersthat fit the size of the teeth, provide absolute comfort and are equally effective.

How much does an orthodontics treatment cost in Barranquilla?

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Each treatment is personalized, therefore, costs may vary. It is necessary for the patient to attend a valuation consultation in order to know the detailed estimate for their treatment.

What can and cannot eat when I have braces?

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When starting an orthodontic treatment it is normal to experience discomfort from the pressure exerted by the new braces on the teeth, so it requires a period of adaptation where we recommend avoiding certain hard foods to prevent pain, damage to the dental appliances and hygiene of the patient. It is not a question of restricting many foods, but rather of changing the preparation and way of consuming them. We recommend soft foods such as purees, cooked foods, soups, salads, fruits (crushed or cut into small pieces depending on the type of fruit), soft meats, juices, fish, among others.

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