Orthodontics

Orthodontics

 

If you’re going to have any orthodontic work done, it makes sense to have it done by the best orthodontist in Dubai. At Dr. Roze & Associates, we have many years of combined experience in orthodontics and offer a full range of treatments to our patients at very competitive rates. Utilizing a full range of treatment options, including clear aligners and braces, we have helped correct the improper bites of hundreds of clients in the region. We only work with registered specialist in dento maxillofacial orthopeadics, specialist orthodontists, to not only get a harmonious smile but also improve the function, the bite and the facial profile.

Putting Together a Tailor-Made Plan for You

No matter what your age, orthodontics can work with you to improve your bite and give you a well-aligned and functional smile.

Straightening teeth and correcting irregular bites, improving function and facial harmony are accomplished through the use of corrective appliances such as:

  • Fixed braces: classic and ceramic
  • Invisible braces
  • Clear Aligners/Invisible Aligners: Invisalign® (For more information visit Invisalign® .com)
  • Early treatments: Interceptive orthodontic procedures and treatment
  • Growth stimulation for children with enlarged overbite, a small lower jaw or convex facial profile
  • Habit breaking treatments for tongue interposition or thumb sucking
  • Custom-made Mandibular Repositioning Apparatus(MRA) for Sleep Apnea and OSAS (snoring)
  • Custom-made mouth guards (for teeth grinding and/or sports).
  • Retainers: fixed retainers, Essix retainers®, Hawley retainers®, Vivera retainers®.
  • Orthognathic orthodontics (orthodontic treatment combined with jaw surgery)

Whether you want to discuss clear aligners versus braces, or know the pros and cons of Invisalign® , we are here to help create a custom treatment plan based on your teeth, situation and budget. We can also give you an accurate estimate of how long it should take to re-align your teeth.

Why is Invisalign® so popular?

Invisalign® is a series of custom-made clear trays that you change through the process of your teeth straightening. They are invisible and you can remove them for eating, brushing and taking part in sports activities.

Why should I chose Dr. Roze & Associates for my orthodontic treatment?

We at Dr. Roze & Associates only work with registered specialist orthodontists. Our orthodontists treat existing problems, can identify problems that are developing, and take timely action to resolve problems before they fully develops. Orthodontists treat patients of all ages.

Leaving misaligned teeth untreated may lead to other dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease, as well as abnormal wearing of tooth enamel and difficulty in chewing. Orthodontic treatment can contribute to good dental health. Advances in orthodontics have made treatment more comfortable and more successful than ever for people of all ages. Orthodontists work with other dental practitioners — general dentists, periodontists, prosthodontists, oral surgeons — to provide a comprehensive approach to your dental health.

Why chose a registered specialist orthodontist?

Many other clinics have ‘orthodontists’  who are general dentists doing orthodontic treatment. While there’s some instruction regarding orthodontics in dental school, it is minimal. It’s in the orthodontic residency program our orthodontists receives intensive instruction to learn proper, safe tooth movement (orthodontics) and the guidance of dental, jaw and facial development (dentofacial orthopedics). These extra years of schooling make the orthodontist the dental specialist in moving teeth and aligning jaws. This is the only focus of their practice. We at Dr. Roze & Associates have specialist orthodontist and dentofacial orthopedics, registered with the EOS (European Orthodontic Society), WFO (World Federation of Orthodontics) and AAO (American Association of Orthodontists).

Early treatments: The Benefits of Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment

Timing is everything – even when it comes to your child’s orthodontic treatment. “Early” treatment, also called “interceptive” treatment, means treatment that is performed while some baby teeth are still present.

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that your child’s first check-up with an orthodontist be performed when an orthodontic problem is first recognized, but no later than age 7. Why age 7? By then, your child has enough permanent teeth for an orthodontist to evaluate the developing teeth and the jaws, which in turn can provide a wealth of information. AAO orthodontists are trained to spot subtle problems even in young children.

There are generally three outcomes of an initial check-up:

  • No treatment is expected to be necessary.
  • Treatment may be needed in the future, so the child will be followed periodically while the face and jaws continue to grow.
  • There is a problem that lends itself to early treatment.

While there are many orthodontic problems that orthodontists agree are best treated after all permanent teeth have come in, early treatment can be in a patient’s best interests if their problem is one that could become more serious over time if left untreated. The goal of early treatment is to intercept the developing problem, eliminate the cause, guide the growth of facial and jaw bones, and provide adequate space for incoming permanent teeth. A patient may require a second course of treatment after all permanent teeth have come in to move those teeth into their best positions.

The kinds of problems orthodontists may recommend treating while a child still has some baby teeth include:

  • Underbites – when the lower front teeth are ahead of the upper front teeth
  • Crossbites – when the jaw shifts to one side
  • Very crowded teeth
  • Excessively spaced teeth
  • Extra or missing teeth
  • Teeth that meet abnormally, or don’t meet at all
  • Thumb-, finger-, or pacifier- sucking that is affecting the teeth or jaw growth

Some of these orthodontic problems are inherited, while others may result from accidents, dental disease, or abnormal swallowing.

Early orthodontic treatment can take many forms. The orthodontist could prescribe a fixed or removable “appliance” – a device used to move teeth, change the position of the jaw, or hold teeth in place in order to bring about desirable changes. Sometimes no appliances are necessary. Rather, removal of some baby teeth may help the permanent teeth erupt better. The extractions will be timed to take best advantage of a patient’s growth and development.

Regardless of how treatment goals are reached, the bottom line is that some orthodontic problems may be easier to correct if they are found and treated early. Waiting until all the permanent teeth have come in, or until facial growth is nearly complete, may make correction of some problems more difficult.

To give your child the best opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile, visit an AAO orthodontist. No referral needed! Most AAO orthodontists provide an initial consultation at no cost and with no obligation. Your orthodontist can alert you to potential problems and recommend treatment when it is most appropriate for your child. Remember, timing is everything.

For additional information, see Problems to Watch for in Growing Children. Then, Find an Orthodontist

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is open exclusively to orthodontists – only orthodontists are admitted for membership. The only doctors who can call themselves “orthodontists” have graduated from dental school and then successfully completed the additional two-to-three years of education in an accredited orthodontic residency program.

 

Marc De Gouyon Matignon de Pontouraude
Marlous Gerritsen

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