Beyond helping you to show off a perfect set of teeth and a beautiful smile, orthodontics also allows us to improve the overall health of our mouth. When the teeth are properly aligned and the jaw is functioning properly, we are also protecting the health of the temporomandibular Joint (TMJ).
On many occasions, a patient needs a prosthesis correction because he/she has lost some teeth or in some cases has dental agenesis, that is to say, there are teeth that have not been formed. The absence of one or more teeth unbalances the complex system of forces in the mouth, which results in dental misplacement..
For an aesthetically perfect smile and correct functionality, a combined treatment of orthodontics and prosthodontics may be indicated to meet the FACE treatment objectives of therapeutic excellence.
As specialized orthodontists, at our clinic in Barcelona we go one step further than simply aligning the teeth to achieve an aesthetic result. We also take care of the functional part of your mouth, in the necessary depth to give it a perfect and long-lasting result.
Orthodontic treatments are carried out by means of braces, invisible aligners and jaw stabilization processes. These are the therapeutic means to carry out simpler or more complex treatments.
Invisible aligners are a very discreet orthodontic treatment and this has made them a very popular option. They are a series of transparent plates that are placed on the teeth and are very comfortable for the patient because they are removed to eat and because they are more aesthetic than traditional brackets, they are almost invisible, no one sees that you are wearing them.
To fabricate the invisible aligners we will first make an accurate diagnosis and discuss the treatment plan in a specific appointment to comment on the case in which we will answer all your questions.
Treatment is planned according to the precision diagnosis which includes a Modjaw 4D real-time jaw movement recording. All this information is used by orthodontists and specialists to make an excellent planning.
Quality FACE treatment requires precision diagnosis. At a specific record appointment we will take digital models with a 3D oral scanner, 3D CBCT X-rays, photographs of the teeth and facial photographs.
The invisible aligners that we use at Den Clinics are made with the most advanced technology available, both in terms of the software used and the quality of Forestadent®, a German company that has been a leader in orthodontics for over 50 years. You will receive a series of aligners and precise instructions for their correct use.
The position of the teeth will be corrected in a comfortable and aesthetic way and periodically we will visit you to check the correct evolution of the treatment.
We are a reference in the dental world! Our goal is for you to have an excellent result and the shortest treatment time possible. For this reason, the brackets we use in our clinic in Barcelona are the most innovative on the market, FACE evolution System.
At Den Clinics we offer the best long-term results. A spectacular smile and the best functionality of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), are results that can only be achieved with the best materials and with a personalized bracket treatment for each case.
Also called invisible, lingual orthodontics is a technique that allows us to implement the treatment of teeth alignment without the appliance we use being visible from the outside. This is possible because the brackets are placed inside the dental arch, leaving the surface of the teeth completely free.
Although there are cases in which it continues to be used, currently this technique has been somewhat relegated to the background, because invisible aligners offer a more predictable result and a more comfortable treatment for the patient.
The digital design of the smile is a process in which from 4D images we can show you the result of your treatment before starting it. We use the most advanced 2D, 3D and 4D technology in the market to transfer the digital records of your case to the design and planning of your treatment process, with the end of the treatment in mind, in order to achieve the optimal result you are looking for.
Before starting the treatment we can offer our patients a precise vision of the evolution and the final result of their smile, thanks to the digital technology we have in our clinic in Barcelona. Once we have decided the exact objective we want to achieve, you will be able to see the final result and, once you are satisfied with it, we will reproduce it in your mouth.
Dr. Alberto Canábez – Ortodoncista
The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects the jaw to the side of the head, it is what we all know as the hinge of the mouth.
Did you know that about 70% of the population has problems in the joint of the mouth? At Clínicas Clinics we offer solvent treatments so that this is not your case and if it is, to give you a top quality solution.
Our treatments of the temporomandibular joint are based on the correct functioning of the mouth and the stability of mastication, because in more than 30 years of clinical experience we have observed the direct relationship between functional instability and TMJ pathology.
The health of the masticatory system involves not only the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), but also the masticatory musculature, the health of the gums, the condition of the teeth and the ability of the jaw to adapt to functional loads.
If you have a joint problem the symptoms are mechanical such as unstable movement or locking of the jaw, noises in the joint, even joint pain that can be aggravated by chewing, or other signs such as tooth enamel wear or receding gums. All these problems can be reversed and treated effectively, the key is the stabilization of the maxillomandibular relationship in the closing movement.
The diagnosis of mandibular dynamics with Modjaw 4D technology allows us to observe the movement of the mandible in real time and to establish the real causes of the pathology.
In addition, the use of Modjaw 4D in conjunction with magnetic resonance imaging and 3D CBCT radiology of the joint in relation to the other structures of the masticatory system, helps us to choose the most effective strategy for the solution of your case.
This breakthrough in dental technology, for the construction of orthodontic appliances stabilizing mandibular functionality, is based on these digital quality records.
One of the main advantages offered by Modjaw 4D technology is that it allows us to detect the pathology early in its initial stage and then use this information as a reference in the patient’s orthodontic treatment and achieve better long-term results.
Through this whole process, we can see the complete masticatory movement of the patient. And with this, detect the existing problems in his mouth and observe the real causes of his temporomandibular joint dysfunction, to develop a diagnosis and a more accurate treatment plan.
Orthodontic treatment can, in some cases, be a somewhat lengthy process. Although, this time depends on the severity of the problem presented by the patient and the technique used.
The time frame can range from a few months to one or two years. With the new techniques we use in our clinic, and thanks to the most advanced technology in the health sector, many cases of our patients (both with braces and invisible aligners) are being resolved in less than a year.
For the best care of your teeth during treatment, always follow the advice of our orthodontist and our professional team of hygienists. In any case, you should brush your teeth with soft brushes and pass them between the braces and the teeth following the techniques that we explain to you in the consultation with the dentist.
Whether you have fixed braces (brackets) or clear aligners, it is very important that you clean them after every meal and floss at least once a day.
Foods and drinks with sugar and carbonated beverages damage your gums and teeth. Be careful with hard and sticky foods, as they can damage your appliance.
In general, these treatments are not usually painful. When you first get your braces, and each time a new adjustment is made, it is normal to feel a little discomfort. After all, you have just had a new appliance put in your mouth that is trying to reposition your teeth.
This is something that must be determined with the diagnosis of your case. It is not always necessary to extract teeth, in fact we try to avoid it, but sometimes the best solution depends directly on this type of planning. To give you an idea, only 5% of our patients need orthodontic treatment with extractions.
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