Orthotropic/Orthodontic treatment remains an elective procedure
Orthotropic/Orthodontic treatment remains an elective procedure. It, like other treatments of the body, has some inherent risks and limitations.
These seldom prevent treatment, but should be considered in making the decision to undergo treatment.
Predictable factors that can affect the outcome of orthodontic/orthotropic treatment:
In the vast majority of orthotropic cases, significant improvement can be achieved with patient cooperation. You must wear your appliance as often as you have been instructed, otherwise the outcome of your treatment will be very hard to predict and will be delayed.
Caring for teeth and appliances
Poor brushing increases the risk of decay while wearing your appliance.
If your appliance must be worn during night, you must keep it in a special container during the day.
Eliminate any sugar intake, including fruit (berries are ok in moderate amounts) and fruity drinks (vegetable juices are ok), soda and any other carbonated water. Avoid all sticky, crunchy, hard, chewy and gummy foods.
Routine dental wellness visits are essential for hygiene and caries prevention and are recommended at every 3 month during the orthodontic/orthotropic treatment.
Missed appointments create many scheduling problems and lengthen your treatment time.
Unpredictable factors that can affect the outcome of orthodontic treatment:
1. MUSCLE HABITS: mouth breathing, thumb, finger or lip sucking, tongue thrusting, abnormal swallowing and other habits can prevent teeth from moving to their corrected positions or cause relapse after the treatment.
2. FACIAL GROWTH PATTERNS: unusual skeletal patterns and insufficient or undesirable growth can compromise treatment results, affect a facial change and cause shifting of teeth during retention. Other treatments may be recommended during these situations.
3. Temporomandibular TMJ problems: possible TMJ or joint pain problems may develop before, during, or after the treatment. Usually it happen in cases when prior trauma and/or pre-existing TMJ injury.
4. ROOT RESORPTION: shortening of the root ends can occur when the teeth are moved during orthodontic treatments. Under healthy conditions it usually doesn’t happen. Trauma, including occlusal (biting), impaction, endocrine disorders, or idiomatic reasons may cause this problem.
5. Restoration loss/mouth sores: improper removal/placement of the orthodontic appliances may cause your fillings or crowns come off, at which point they do have to be replaced. Improper wear of the appliances may also cause mouth sores. It is your responsibility to call the office and come in for an adjustment.
Patient who need Upper and Lower appliances to expand the arches first, to accommodate the space for new teeth. She might need new appliances in the course of treatment, if her adult teeth erupt out of the arch location or baby teeth become loose prematurely.
She will require to be seen by Dr Aver every 3-4 weeks for the length of 10-12 month (estimated).
Cost for the treatment is $350 per appliance and $75 per visit, not including regular cleanings and checkups.