Aligning the teeth
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the study and treatment of problems related to the alignment of the teeth, correcting malocclusions and mismatches in the temporomandibular joint.
Orthodontic treatments are aimed at correcting the position of the teeth, but this specialty also plays a big part in aesthetic treatments and Periodontology, since many pathologies of the gums (periodontitis) significantly improve after undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontics requires proper training and experience from professionals who practice it.
Knotgroup gathers together experts in orthodontic treatment that use panoramic X-rays or cephalometric analysis to carry out a customized study of each patient and thus be able to determine the time required for successful treatment.
In Knotgroup’s clinics, we use a variety of solutions from metal or transparent braces to other more aesthetic options, such as lingual or invisible orthodontics.
Metal braces, which are made of high quality stainless steel, straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. You also can add colorful elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Transparent (or ceramic) braces are less visible than metal ones. For this reason they are mainly used by older adolescents and adult patients who have more concerns about their appearance. Although less visible, they require more attention in terms of oral hygiene, due to larger size and fragility.
Lingual orthodontics is a type of treatment where the braces are placed on the inner side of the teeth. This makes it unobservable from the outside. It has proven to be an effective technique, with noticeable aesthetic advantages above and beyond conventional methods.
The term refers to the brackets placed on the lingual surface of the teeth. In conventional techniques, the brackets are placed on the external side (vestibular surface) of the teeth.
Invisible orthodontics is a treatment that consists of a series of virtually invisible and removable 'aligners', which are replaced every two weeks. As you are changing the 'aligner', the teeth will move little by little, week after week, until they are aligned and in their final position.
Invisible orthodontics is a great opportunity for all those who could not allow themselves to wear braces until now. Thanks to this technique, anyone can have a spectacular smile, putting on and taking off their invisible braces whenever they want. Removable braces are also more convenient for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing naturally, without the inconvenience of fixed "brackets" and without anyone noticing that you’re wearing them!