A Ortodontia visa a harmonia do sorriso através do correto alinhamento dos dentes, ossos maxilares, lábios e equilíbrio facial.Nos últimos tempos uma grande revolução aconteceu na especialidade com uma impressionante evolução das técnicas, materiais, planejamento e tempo de execução do tratamento.
Com uma série de alinhadores invisíveis e confortáveis, que ninguém nota que está sendo usado, é possível corrigir os dentes e proporcionar o sorriso perfeito. Contando com a mais alta tecnologia de imagem tridimensional, o tratamento é planejado de forma virtual. Unindo computação gráfica ao uso de um conjunto de alinhadores transparentes personalizados (cada alinhador deve ser usado por 15 dias), oferece alternativa para quem quer sorrir sem medo ou vergonha do próprio sorriso, prezando, além da eficiência, conforto, higiene e melhora estética também durante o tratamento. A Topmaster Ortodontia é credenciada aos mais modernos e conceituados laboratórios desta técnica como:
- CLEAR ALIGNER.
Aparelho Fixo Estético
Excelente opção para quem tem a estética como um requisito para o seu tratamento ortodôntico são os braquetes de Safira ou Porcelana. Para aumentar a rapidez do tratamento, hoje existem arcos em Cobre Níquel Titânio (Copper Niti) e Titânio Molibdênio (TMA), que além de aumentar a rapidez, aumentam também o conforto, diminuindo a frequência das visitas ao dentista.
Aparelho Fixo Autoligável
In self-ligating orthodontics, the elastic ligatures or bands that attach the arch to the brackets are eliminated, making for easier cleaning and preventing and the accumulation of food debris. Thanks to the design of the brackets, adequate and faster alignment is achieved, reducing treatment time. By doing away with any type of “lashing” element, numerous advantages have been attributed to this system, with the reduction of the superficial friction at the bracket/orthodontic wire interface. With this reduction, less intense forces are required for the establishment of tooth movement, thus performed in a faster, more efficient and painless manner.
Aparelho Ortopédico Funcional
Early treatment at the age of 6 takes advantage of both quantity and quality of growth due to the plasticity of the soft and hard tissues. Thereby, they act in the prevention, correction or attenuation of form and function changes of the stomatognathic system promoting facial harmony and balance to the masticatory, breathing, swallowing and speech functions. The stimuli caused by functional orthopedic devices provide new information to the nervous system, thus modifying the imbalance information and allowing the resumption of the development and function within the range of normality pre-established by the organism.
For patients with more severe deformities where isolated orthodontic correction is insufficient for the correct harmonization of the facial structures. Treatment is complemented by Orthognathic Surgery, which is nothing more than the surgery that repositions the jaw in its ideal position. This is a totally individualized technique that simultaneously corrects facial, occlusal, articular and respiratory disorders, such as the severe problems of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Advanced computerized diagnostic methods and treatment prediction demonstrate to the patient, prior to surgery, clearly and accurately the expected result.
Ronco e Apnéia
Obstructive sleep apnea is a respiratory disorder that occurs while the individual sleeps and is characterized by brief and repeated breathing stops. One of the main symptoms of this disorder is snoring, which much more than bothering the partner, leads to quality of life, personal and professional performance and competence impairments. Among the consequences of non-restorative sleep, we can mention, among others: excessive sleepiness, headache upon awakening, mood disturbance, learning and concentration difficulty, memory impairment, decreased libido, fatigue, hyperactivity, aggression, and depression. Treatments - The treatments are indicated according to the diagnosis after careful anamnesis, clinical examination, supplementary exams, polysomnography and medical consultation. Intraoral Devices indicated only for the treatment of snoring and mild to moderate apnea. The anti-snoring device works by correctly positioning the jaw, thus preventing the relaxed pharyngeal tissue from blocking the passage of air. This clearing of the airways causes the air to pass without noise (snoring) and without apnea (breathing stops). It is a conservative, non-aggressive, easily adaptable and reversible treatment. In cases of more severe apnea there is still the possibility of treatment with CPAP or Orthognathic Surgery. Behavioral Therapy Guidelines on "sleep hygiene", which through simple changes in daily habits can significantly improve sleep quality and life expectancy. Snoring x Bad breath- Because it is a form of mouth breathing, snoring causes dryness of the oral mucosa increasing the peeling of the cells, causing the formation of lingual coating and tonsillar cases, great villains of bad breath. Both snoring and bad breath badly compromise social and family relationship and directly impacts on the quality of life
Articulação TêmporoMandibular (ATM) - Dor Orofacial e Disfunção temporomandibular
TMJ is the acronym for Temporomandibular Joint, located between the temporal bones and mandibular. TMD is the acronym used for Temporomandibular Dysfunction, a set of disorders involving the TMJ, masticatory muscles and associated structures. Orofacial pain is all pain associated with the bones, teeth, facial muscles, glands of the oral cavity and the face. Ear ache. Pain in the muscles of the face. Pain in the neck; shoulder, and back; Pain when closing, opening the mouth, chewing or yawning; Swelling at the side of the mouth and / or face; Bite discomfort, out of place or as if continuously changing; Limitation of mouth opening; Deviation from the jaw to one side; Locking when opening or closing the mouth; Joint noises or snaps; Momentary deafness; Vertigo; Tinnitus; Blocked ear sensation. If you experience these symptoms, seek a specialist in this field, as many people with TMD have large chances of improving their quality of life with reversible and conservative treatments.
When to look for a dentist? Ideally, the patient's first consultation should be around age 6. In some cases, early detection of problems that require immediate intervention is possible such as changes in the direction of growth of the jaw and maxilla, risk of trauma to protruding teeth, correction of non-nutritive habits (finger, tongue and lip sucking, lingual and labial interposition, mouth breathing, atypical swallowing etc.), guiding the eruption of the permanent teeth to a suitable position, improving the lip seal, etc. Is there an age limit for using an appliance? No. Health should be a goal at any age. In adults, endodontic treatment is often a prerequisite for other specialties. Special attention should be given to the tissues supporting the teeth and released amount of force. Do appliances cause cavities or gum diseases? No, to the contrary. If well cared for with careful dental hygiene, orthodontic treatment will provide the correct alignment of the teeth, facilitating dental hygiene in the future and preserving the health of the gums. During treatment, however, the user of the appliance should be meticulous about dental flossing, brushing and the total hygiene of the parts of the orthodontic appliance. What damages oral health is the neglect of proper hygiene and not the appliance itself. Is it necessary to use a mobile device at the end of the treatment?Each case must be individually studied and planned by a qualified professional. It usually takes a period of 18 to 36 months. The total treatment time depends on the severity of the malocclusion, the technique used and the patient's cooperation.How long does an orthodontic treatment take? Yes. The purpose of this device is to prevent the teeth from moving, leaving the correct position and losing the obtained result. This phase is known as containment. What is the relationship between Phonoaudiology and Orthodontics? Dental and bone changes can interfere with the chewing, swallowing, speaking, and breathing functions. Just as these same functions, when not performed properly, can cause or contribute to the appearance of dental changes. Phonoaudiology has as one of its objectives the restoration of these functions aiming at the myofunctional balance. • The work of Phonoaudiology aims, above all, at preventing, enabling or rehabilitating the stomatognathic functions. This being so, we must always take into account the much-discussed relationship form x function. Speech therapy/Phonoaudiology is really a great ally of Orthodontics, both of which have as their main objective the result that can be summarized in a balanced, stable stomatognathic system and a more harmonious face from an aesthetic point of view. Is there a relation between snoring and bad breath? Because it is a form of mouth breathing, snoring causes dryness of the oral mucosa increasing the peeling of the cells, causing the formation of lingual coating and tonsillar cases, great villains of bad breath. Both snoring and bad breath badly compromise social and family relationship and directly impact on quality of life. Is bruxism in children normal? It is common to observe teeth grinding in children. It can happen during daytime or during sleep and be conscious or unconscious. Up to age six this may be a natural need of the organism to accommodate the teeth and preparation for the dentition exchange, this is the bruxism that is considered physiological. However, we need to watch out for and be aware of "pathological" bruxism, where dental wear is more important and the child may experience muscle pain, headache or pain in the TMJ (temporomandibular joint). In this case, accurate diagnosis is difficult because it is a multifactorial problem. Sometimes intervention of other health professionals may be required, such as pediatricians, otolaryngologists, psychologists, and phonoaudiologists. Anyway, each case is unique and should be dealt with accordingly as soon as possible.