Orthodontics Practice Amsterdam South East
Well-cared-for, good teeth make a good impression and give self-confidence. It is also important to be able to clean your teeth properly. Further, it is essential to prevent wear to your teeth and jaw joints in the future. When your dentist has referred you to an orthodontist, or you yourself have questions about the position of your teeth, you can make an appointment at our practice. This could be for yourself or for your son or daughter.
You can make an appointment by phone (020 – 235 85 90) or contact us directly via the Initial consultation form.
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Usually it’s the dentist who first sees that your teeth are out of position. Or it could be that you yourself are unsatisfied with the position of your teeth. You can then make an appointment with the orthodontist at our practice.
Based on the X-rays, photos and tooth impressions, we explain what the possibilities are. We also discuss what will happen to the position of your teeth if you aren’t or don’t want to be treated.
The orthodontist employs two types of treatment. Depending on the treatment method to be used, permanent or removable braces are used.
If you have problems with your orthodontic appliance in the evening, at the weekend or in the holidays, please refer to the possible solutions below.
What is an orthodontist?
An orthodontist studies for nine to ten years to gain an entry in the specialists’ register. After a dentistry course of five to six years at university, a four-year full-time specialism in Dentomaxillary Orthopaedics, or Orthodontics, follows. After he/she has gained an entry in the specialists’ register, the orthodontist no longer works as a dentist, but concentrates solely on orthodontics.
Orthodontics is a term in dentistry. The term orthodontics comes from the Old Greek words ORTHOS (straight) and ODONTOS (tooth).
The orthodontist does more than just straightening teeth. He/she also focuses on affecting the growth of the jaws so that a harmonious face/visage is obtained. It is not of course possible to alter the genetic package that someone has received. The size of the jaws and teeth are defined by this, as well as congenital abnormalities, such as schisis (hare lip). Further, habits such as thumb-sucking or tongue-thrusting can affect the position of the teeth. Premature loss of milk teeth or persistent elements can also have an effect.