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Principles of Orthodontics

The English name of orthodontics is Orthodontic. "Ortho" is Greek, which means upright or neat, and "dontics" is translated as teeth. It is the orthodontics often heard in Chinese. Statistics in the world show that about 30% of the population can be corrected to improve occlusion.

Correction has a long history, so many schools have been developed. Just like martial arts novels, each faction has his expertise and his own ideas for correction. The basic principle of orthodontics is to use brackets to adhere to the teeth and move the teeth with the help of thin iron wires. We can help it think of a little train moving step by step on a precisely set track.

But we must remember that the power of this moving speed must be light and continuous. In order to speed up the speed, some young doctors increase their strength during the correction process. This will cause a counterproductive effect and the teeth will stop moving.

With each visit, your doctor will make adjustments according to your condition to make your case the best. In the next article, we will provide you with more detailed correction related information. But first of all I want to share with you that with the gradual changes in Taiwan's dental form, it has been almost 20 years since the first contact with correction. Orthodontics may be longer and more troublesome than other dental items. So young doctors want to learn this field, less and less. If a young doctor reads this article, I hope that regardless of whether you want to do corrections in the future, you still need to have a pretty good idea about it. In this way, you have the means to provide your patients with the most comprehensive services and the most complete treatment quality.

Will the correction hurt?

This is the most frequently asked question for every patient who needs correction. Pain is a very abstract adjective. Some people are really intolerant. On the other hand, some people are really intolerant. But for most people, the correction process is really good. Most patients will change the orthodontic line every three weeks. The first three days will feel the most uncomfortable, because your teeth are still getting used to it. This discomfort will be most obvious in the first few line changes. As you get used to this feeling, the discomfort caused by future thread changes will become less and less.

But the good news is that the discomfort caused by changing the line is the easiest to solve. The point is to communicate with your doctor. If the last thread change is really uncomfortable, you can extend the thread change time from three weeks to four or five weeks. This also reminds us again that when you choose an orthopedic clinic or a doctor, the cost must be the most important consideration. But the doctor's personality and patience are also very important.

Mental preparation before correcting teeth

1. time

Most of the corrective treatment time is about one and a half to two years. But this number is estimated before the start of correction. An experienced doctor, he will tell you this number is for reference only. Because there are too many changing factors in the correction process, the speed of teeth movement of each person is different. Generally speaking, the older the patient, the slower the movement speed, and the younger the patient is more likely to be estimated at the beginning Completed within the time.

The patient’s cooperation will also greatly affect the correction time, such as whether about XX reports on time, the "homework" explained by the doctor, such as pulling the rubber band inside the mouth, whether it is thoroughly implemented.

In the end, the correction time will be affected by the patient's quality requirements. Some patients will want to spend two or three months to adjust the small angle of a tooth. So overall the correction time can only be estimated.

Before making corrections, please confirm whether this long period of time is suitable for your life plan. The most feared by all orthodontists is that the patient suddenly informs that they will go abroad in a few months. At that time, the most important step of correction, which is commonly known as the detailed action, must not be done perfectly.

2. Brush your teeth harder

The biggest sequelae of correcting teeth may be tooth decay. The edges of the braces are irregular, which will make the surface smooth and easy to brush. It becomes difficult to keep clean. Tooth decay caused by the application of braces is most likely to occur during the correction process of children. Because adult correction is more motivated, oral hygiene is usually not a problem. But children often neglect to brush their teeth because of their personality and perhaps busyness.

Tooth decay caused by correction is not worthwhile. If your child needs correction, please confirm two things first; first, the patient must automatically keep the teeth clean. Second, parents must have enough time to remind and check their oral hygiene. If you feel that it is impossible for your child to keep his teeth clean before the correction is done, we suggest to postpone the correction time, knowing that they can brush their teeth independently.

In most cases, the best time for correction is before the deciduous teeth are replaced , but usually at this age, when brushing is the least industrious. There are many toothbrushes on the market that are called orthodontic toothbrushes. Those are actually not very effective. The most important thing is to clean them after you eat.

In order to prevent this problem at the Toronto Dental Clinic, we will regularly help all patients undergoing correction with fluoride . It is recognized as the most effective way to prevent tooth decay in the world. All living expenses will be absorbed by our clinic. Cost is not everything. Healthy and beautiful works are what we ask for at the Toronto Dental Clinic.

3. Changes in diet

The braces are glued to the teeth, because they need to be taken off at the end, so the doctor dare not stick them too tight. When we are doing corrections, things that are too hard may be avoided as much as possible, otherwise the correction will be easily bitten off. Especially the rear braces

Easy to fall off. Generally speaking, the braces are easier to fall off at the initial stage. In the same initial stage, because of the correction, the teeth will feel sour and soft and cannot eat some hard-to-chew things. At this time, you can choose something like noodles, eggs, dumplings or rice . The good news is that most people adapt very quickly, usually after the first month to the second month of correction, they can return to a normal diet.

Many parents worry that my child is now in the developmental period, is it feasible to do corrective eating? After many years of observation, children who can eat will eat, and children who do not like to eat will still not eat. It has nothing to do with orthodontics. And we must remember that the developmental period of a child is the time when the world recognizes that the best corrective works can be made. That is because orthodontists can use their remaining developmental space to make your children's works the most perfect.

4. Discomfort of soft tissue

All soft tissues include the tongue, cheeks and lips. As we mentioned before, the edge of the orthosis is less smooth. So when you start wearing braces, your soft tissues will not

Adapt, but general orthodontic clinics will prepare soft wax for you. Soft wax has a little stickiness. It can be stuck on the orthosis, making the area that will scratch you become very smooth. The only drawback is that it is easier to fall off. And it is really troublesome to use. Half of the patients do not need to use wax in the first month, because their soft tissues have gradually become accustomed to orthotics. Many parents worry that if my child is playing an instrument, it will be affected. Past experience has taught us that most of the children who have been in the mood for a month have no problem even playing the high pitch of the trumpet.

Correct dental sequelae

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Expenses for fast tooth correction

Toronto Dental Clinic


45 Yanji Street, Taipei City

(02) 2570-3456

(02) 2570-1235



It’s your right to have a beautiful smile

It is our responsibility to have a beautiful smile

Most of the orthodontics in the shops use the so-called ready-made lines, and the sizes provided are only large, medium and small. I have experienced the orthodontics of the University of Toronto and TWEED FOUNDATION in the United States . Our correction thread is bent and formed by hand, that is to say, the most important part of correction, the correction thread is tailor-made for you. His effect will be more perfect and more personal than the ready-made dentistry. Whether it is matched with Dimon orthosis or traditional orthodontics, it will definitely have a great effect. Any aspect of dentition correction is absolutely professional and careful.

Combination of correction and aesthetics

Admittedly, the correction is a long way from a year and a half to two years. Discomfort at the beginning is normal. Our feature is to personalize the treatment plan for each patient to reduce your discomfort. Each treatment is completed, we will be affixed to the heart to share our experience with you, so that the entire process of correcting a more humane!

Invisible correction

For those who do not want others to see the braces during the correction, invisible correction is the option you can consider. Use thin plastic sheets to move the teeth into the most perfect occlusion and aesthetics. When invisible correction is paired with computer software scanning simulation, its effect is comparable to traditional digital orthodontics. Through a series of comfortable and removable "digital invisible braces", the teeth are gradually moved. Even if the braces are worn, it is not easy to be detected. You can show a confident and bright smile anytime, anywhere! The invisible brace material used has been tested by the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and has excellent biocompatibility, high light transmission, and high mechanical properties. Let you pass the corrective treatment period with confidence, peace of mind and comfort.

As you can see in the picture above, this is a so-called transparent orthosis. There are two materials for this kind of orthosis, ceramic or plastic. Aesthetics is indeed its advantage, but we must remember that orthodontics require long-term treatment. The edges and corners of ceramics or plastics are easy to wear after being used for a long time. The only option at that time was to replace the braces. So in terms of treatment quality, I personally prefer metal aligners. But if you have aesthetic requirements, you can also consider the color of the teeth. However, the cost of tooth-colored aligners will be more expensive than metal aligners. You have to decide which one is more important to you: function, price or beauty!

Is a transparent orthosis or a traditional metal orthosis better?

guess, what is this?

This is a rubber band for orthodontics. Generally, the rubber band we see in Taiwan is transparent. However, correction in foreign countries is already a necessary trend. Many foreign parents have already prepared a budget when their children are born, so that they can provide them with sufficient expenses for correction when their children grow up in the future.

The prevalence of correction in foreign countries far exceeds that in Taiwan, and correction is a necessary process in their lives. Children abroad have a very positive attitude towards correction, because they know that after going through this process, their lives will be changed. It will be easier to find a job and socially in the future.

Colored rubber bands are the favorite choice of foreign children because they can proudly tell their classmates and friends that I am doing corrections. The cost of correction abroad far exceeds that in Taiwan. Their parents will continue to remind the children that this is a gift from your parents' hard-saving money. Please cherish this process and the final work!

Correction teeth face classification

Corrected face shapes can be divided into three categories. The first category is the so-called standard face shape, the second category is the overgrowth of the upper jaw, and the third category is the fighting that is more common among Orientals.

Correction of teeth and face

Correcting teeth plus adjusting the face shape is the highest level of correction. At the Toronto Dental Clinic, 70% of patients will have obvious facial changes. But not every patient can do it. There are two most important reasons; first, the face shape of the patient does not need to be changed. Second, there is no case of tooth extraction, there is almost no room for a lot of tooth movement, so it is impossible to change the face shape.

Let us review again. The best time for correction is not after all teeth are replaced. When the deciduous teeth are about to be replaced, you should start working closely with your orthodontist to find the best time to start the correction. Every case has the most suitable time point. This is what an experienced orthodontist can share with you.

The answer to whether pulling wisdom teeth will make the face thinner is almost impossible. Although some celebrities or idols have claimed that their faces are thinner because of their wisdom teeth extracted! But this opportunity is small. Human cheeks are composed of muscle and fat. Unless the teeth on both sides are massively missing, the cheeks will be concave. Pulling upper and lower wisdom teeth alone is unlikely to cause too many changes in appearance.

The case where correction can change the face shape the most is when the face shape on the side of the patient is far from the so-called standard. For example, if the upper teeth are too prominent, it will have a toothy feeling (class 2, second type of bite). On the other hand, if the lower teeth are too forward, a fight (class 3, third type of bite) will occur. These cases will definitely see obvious facial changes during a careful correction process. Another kind of occlusion we call bimaxillary protrusion, this kind of face is violent up and down. These cases will also have a good improvement in face shape after correction. But we have to remember that the changes mentioned above all involve tooth extraction first. As for the number of tooth extractions, it will vary from case to case.

Correction costs

You may have noticed that most of the authors who mentioned this topic are not doctors. Because it is indeed more sensitive and difficult to answer. Next, if possible, let us share with you which factors will affect the cost of correction.

1. Preoperative evaluation . Some clinics charge an evaluation fee or consultation fee during preoperative evaluation. As for whether to charge this fee or not involves the clinic's thinking and mentality. In our clinic, we will not charge any pre-operative evaluation fees. Our idea is simple. We hope to provide a stress-free consultation environment. Pre-operative assessment and consultation is the best opportunity for you to learn more about this doctor and this clinic. Conversely, this is also the best time for us to get a deeper understanding of your needs.

During the inquiry process, we can better understand your needs. Assess whether you really need correction or whether it is suitable for correction. The last thing we want to do is to force, or package the unfinished work to be too perfect. When a doctor is inquiring, he will describe the work that has not yet started to be too beautiful, it may cause too much difference in the patient's feelings in the future.

2. Cost of maintenance

Correction, as we mentioned, is a very long process. There will inevitably be accidents during the correction process. Sometimes the braces will fall off, and sometimes the mini correction bone screws will loosen. This place is our most important reminder. Every clinic has a different idea about maintenance costs. In some clinics, every time a brace or other part is dropped, it will

Discretionary fees. However, there are also many clinics that absolutely do not charge additional fees. At the Toronto Dental Clinic, our most famous place is that once the total cost is confirmed, we will be happy to absorb any additional fees. It is the last thing we want to see because of the bad look and feel for these additional costs.

3. Doctor's experience and patience

What is the cost of correction? The most important difference comes from the doctor's experience, and the other important thing is patience. I did not remember that correction is a long way for patients, but it is also for doctors.

In our clinic, we have taken over a lot of secondary correction cases. There are three types of secondary corrections. One is that the patient is not satisfied with the original clinic's work after finishing the correction. The second is that the teeth are moved without a retainer after the correction. The third is that the original doctor cannot communicate with each other. , As a result, the corrective treatment cannot be completed, and you need to find another doctor to finish it.

Over time, the basic expenses of the clinic become more and more expensive, so the cost of correction will become higher and higher. But if you choose the clinic's fees to stay many years ago, it shouldn't be something you found cheap, but you should be careful. Every thing, every treatment has a so-called market, when it is lower than the market, you must pay attention to the quality of the final treatment or even the process of treatment.
Disinfection and hygiene are equally important whether it is implantation or correction, but it is the easiest to overlook. The cost of disinfection is higher than you think, but it is indeed the easiest way to save money.

An additional point here is to try to choose the most suitable doctor to prevent secondary correction as much as possible. The cost of the second correction will exceed the cost of the first correction because it is more difficult.

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