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What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. This includes the use of braces, retainers, and other devices to straighten teeth and align the jaws, as well as the management of conditions such as overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Orthodontic treatment can improve the appearance of the teeth and face, as well as the function of the bite and the health of the teeth, gums, and jaw joints. Orthodontic treatment is often performed by a specialist called an orthodontist.

Is Orthodontics Different From Dentist?

Yes, orthodontics is a specialized field within dentistry that focuses specifically on the alignment of teeth and jaws. Orthodontists are dentists who have completed additional education and training in this area, and have the specialized knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat orthodontic issues. A general dentist, on the other hand, is a healthcare professional who is trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of dental problems. They are skilled in providing general dental care such as fillings, cleanings, and extractions. A general dentist may also provide orthodontic treatment, but they would typically refer more complex cases to an orthodontist. 

How does Orthodontics Treatment Work?

Orthodontic treatment works by applying gentle, controlled forces to the teeth and jaws to gradually move them into the desired position. The specific treatment plan and techniques used will vary depending on the individual case, but some common methods used in orthodontics include:

Braces: Metal or ceramic brackets and wires are attached to the teeth to apply pressure and guide them into the proper position.

Clear aligners: Clear plastic trays that fit over the teeth and apply gentle pressure to move them. Retainers: Devices worn after treatment to maintain the new position of the teeth and hold them in place.

Headgear: An appliance worn outside the mouth to control the growth of the jaws and align the bite. Intraoral appliance: An appliance worn inside the mouth to move the teeth and jaws into the desired position. Orthodontic treatment usually lasts anywhere between 6 months to 2 years depending on the complexity of the case and patients' compliance with treatment. The treatment is monitored by the orthodontist with regular checkups and adjustments made as necessary to ensure that the teeth and jaws are moving as planned.

Orthodontic Treatment Methods

Orthodontic treatment methods can be broadly classified into two categories:

Traditional braces: These are the most common type of braces and involve the use of metal or ceramic brackets and wires that are attached to the teeth. The brackets and wires apply gentle, controlled pressure to the teeth, gradually moving them into the desired position. Traditional braces can be visible, but there are also lingual braces which are placed on the back of the teeth and are not visible to others.

Clear aligners: Clear aligners are a popular alternative to traditional braces. They are made of clear plastic and fit over the teeth like a mouthguard. The aligners apply gentle pressure to the teeth to guide them into the proper position. Clear aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating and cleaning.

Surgical Orthodontics: This type of treatment is used in more severe cases where the jaw bones need to be realigned. In this case, the orthodontic treatment is done in conjunction with an oral surgeon to correct the jaw alignment.

Self-ligating braces: This type of braces use a clip instead of elastic bands to hold the wire in place. This type of braces require fewer adjustments and are more comfortable to wear.

Mini Braces: Mini braces are similar to traditional braces, but use smaller brackets and wires, making them less noticeable. It's important to note that each patient's needs are unique, and the best treatment option will vary depending on the individual case. An orthodontist will be able to evaluate your case and recommend the most appropriate treatment method for you. 

Orthodontics Turkey

Turkey is a popular destination for orthodontic treatment, due to its high-quality care and affordable prices. Orthodontics in Turkey is performed by highly trained and experienced orthodontists who use the latest technology and techniques to provide accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Many dental clinics in Turkey are equipped with the latest technology and use the latest techniques such as digital radiography, digital impression and 3D printing technology. This allows for precise diagnosis and treatment planning.

Orthodontic treatments such as traditional braces, clear aligners, lingual braces, and self-ligating braces are available in Turkey. The cost of orthodontic treatment in Turkey is generally lower than in other Western countries, making it an attractive option for patients seeking affordable, high-quality care. It's important to note that before you make a decision, you should research the clinic and the orthodontist you want to go to, check their credentials, and make sure they are licensed and qualified. Also, make sure you understand the terms of treatment, the cost, and the follow-up care that you will receive.

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Pietro Cuombo Pietro Cuombo / UK

Excellent choice.
After two years chat with the caring, honest coordinator/ translator Christine I have decided and chose Papatya Dental Hospital.
From day one I had a nice feeling about the clinic, beautiful young lady and Emre the professional dentist.
Everyone in the clinic were very kind, treatment was done professionally and highly recommend.
Thank you guys

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John John / UK

I had an unfortunate fight with my Airbnb host over some accommodation issues and my teeth got damaged, I went to Papatya for a check-up for my front teeth. They were so calming and helpful. Lucky me they had their orthodontist working on that day so they fitted me in. My front two teeth were swinging a bit and Dr. Hasan did an amazing job just in about 30 mins. He told me to go for a check-up after two weeks since I was going back home. I went for a check-up back in home and everything went fine. Thanks to Dr. Hasan my front teeth are still healthy. They have an amazing staff, Thank you Papatya you’re a lifesaver.

Klara Spencer Klara Spencer / UK

I had some orthodontic problems back at home and I wanted to change my teeth' appearance so bad!, Dr. Eren helped me with this and they look astonishing Clinic is clean and the staff is very overwhelming, highly recommended!

Achillefs sousalis Achillefs sousalis / Denmark

I have chosen PAPATYA Dental Hospital
After long time on Google search, and talking to a lot of people, I have decided on PAPATYA Dental Hospital, in Antalya.
I have chosen PAPATYA Dental Hospital. Already from day one I was started feeling relaxed from the welcoming from the lobby young people, Merve the beautiful young Lady and the handsome young Man Emre. The travel coordinators/translators, Bazi and Toga and the hospitals driver's. The implantation doctor, Dr.Ahmet Göktaş, I do hope that is the correct spelling. He is kind and friendly and above all very good in what he does. The Young dentist have treated me Yesterday, was very gentle and kind. I will find out about he's name on Tuesday when he will work on me again. Not to forget their supervisor, he's just fine person. I don't recall the name but I will correct my report in an other time, I am sure. OK, take good care of yourselves everyone. Keep Healthy in order to be able to help more people coming to your way.


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