FAQ

What type of applicances are used in an orthodontic treatment?
The orthodontic treatment uses brackets, they are permanent dispositives (devices) (adhered to the teeth), there are diferents types of brackets; they have characteristics and diferents needs like each patient. The Orthodontist chooses according to the dispositives prescription also this indicates and guides the patient, However, the patient can decide in most cases, the size, shape and bracket material
The treatment time is variable, it can be between 1-3 years normally. This time depends of each patient and the problem to fix it, the age of the patient the coopertition during the treatment and the oral hygiene.
Yes, When orthodontics involves minor inclination dental movements and there is enough space and there is sufficient space in the dental arches. In these cases aligners (transparent acetate plates) are made to measure and each case is necessary.
They are removable devices (the patient can put them and remove them) that must be used after the orthodontic is finished.
Teeth undergo changes of position throughout life, this trend also occurs after corrective orthodontic treatments, so that the results of orthodontic treatment are more stable, it is essential to use retainers for a few hours daily.

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