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Removable/functional appliances

These are usually used for younger children, when we want to correct functional problems (such as deep traumatic bite, open bite, crossbite with mandibular shift-when the lower jaw closes in an incorrect position). They are also used in conjunction with fixed appliances if necessary to provide a perfect result.

Orthodontic fixed brackets (braces)

These are used in the majority of children and adolescences to correct practically every orthodontic problem as they give us the possibility to move teeth accurately and in a predictable way. Fixed brackets come in different sizes and types, so the best quality is essential for a stable, healthy result that derives from the orthodontist’s treatment plan.

Aesthetic options

These are the most commonly used brackets when a more aesthetic orthodontic treatment is required. There are many types of “tooth coloured” brackets which differ mainly in the material that is used to make them. The ones used in out practice are made from sapphire, which is transparent and reflects the colour of each person’s teeth, thus avoiding the unaesthetic “white” appearance that comes from brackets that are coloured to resemble “white teeth”.

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These are fixed brackets that are positioned on the lingual surface of the teeth, which makes them merely invisible to anyone. The Incognito technique is a highly sophisticated one, because we can actually make individualized brackets for each person’s tooth and individually made wires that make the treatment as predictable and fast as possible. A downside of this technique is tongue irritation and speech defect, which normally fade away after some days.

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Some dental nature imbalances can be corrected with this technique, which consists of a series of sequential aligners that should be in the mouth almost all the time except for eating and brushing.

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The advantage of this technique is that it does not affect oral hygiene and that the splint can be removed if necessary. Depending on the case we use the Invisalign technique

and CA Clear Aligner or Orthocaps

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Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs)

TAD’s (or mini screws) are small pins that are used when we need reinforcement in order to move teeth to their final optimal positions. They are a very good substitute to extra-oral reinforcement (headgear) and are also used when we want to move teeth but we don’t have enough “anchorage” teeth (due to extractions for example). They are made of titanium (fully bio-compatible) and their placement is done by the orthodontist with light local anesthetic. They stay in place only as long as they are needed (approximately 9 months) and their removal very often doesn’t even need a local anesthetic.


Mandibular advancement devices (MAD appliances)

Patients with mild sleep apnoea or someone who cannot get used to the CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) can benefit for such appliances that are made individually according to one’s occlusion and hold the lower jaw in a forward position while sleeping, thus increasing the airway space. They need to be followed by the orthodontist in the long run, to evaluate function and tooth positions.


Skeletal problems

Περιπτώσεις σοβαρής σκελετική δυσαρμονίας, όταν η ανάπτυξη έχει -πρακτικά- σταματήσει (συνήθως σε ηλικία >18 ετών) αντιμετωπίζονται με συνδυασμό ορθοδοντικής και γναθοχειρουργικής. Η ορθοδοντική θεραπεία προετοιμάζει τα δόντια στις σωστές τους θέσεις στις γνάθους και η γναθοχειρουργική διορθώνει τη θέση και τη σχέση των γνάθων, συμβάλλοντας στη δραματική βελτίωση της αισθητικής του προσώπου και αποκατάστασης της λειτουργικής κατάστασης των δοντιών (σύγκλεισης).

Cooperation with other orthodontic specialists

In cases when permanent teeth are lost or there is some bone loss due to periodontitis, the orthodontist helps with moving the remaining teeth to more stable positions, where cleaning is easier and forces from mastication are balanced. This is usually done with a "minor" orthodontic treatment, mainly in the problematic area alone, after a thorough and detailed treatment plan by the treating dentist/specialist.