The result of orthodontic treatment is enhanced by the bleaching procedure in patients above the age of 18. Our office uses the most effective and widespread protocol worldwide, which consists of the combined use of a bleaching lamp and bleaching trays. More precisely, in the first appointment, which follows after a recent tooth cleaning, we document the patient’s tooth color. Impressions are then taken for the laboratory construction of bleaching trays. In the second appointment, three bleaching sessions of 15 minutes each are performed, using a specific appliance that emancipates luminous energy and accelerates the action of the whitening gel.
After this session, the patient has obtained the desired tooth color. In order for the color to be stable, the patient needs to use the bleaching trays for 2 hours per day for a period of 10-15 days. Bleaching is a procedure that does not harm the patient’s teeth and gives the orthodontic patient the ability to have a totally natural and esthetically pleasing smile, highlighting the orthodontic result.
In adult patients the orthodontic result can be further enhanced by the injection of engraftments in the perioral area. Hyaluronic acid is the material most widely used for this purpose. As a natural ingredient of the human body, it has the ability to retain water up to 1000 times its molecular weight, resulting in filling the rinopariakon grooves and erasing wrinkles and lines periorally, thus giving volume and dehydration to the lips and highlighting the face contour wherever used.
Our practice collaborates with a specialized pediatric dentist, responsible for the dental treatment of our young patients and teenagers. More specifically, the dental procedures performed in our office are:
- Tooth cleaning and fluoridation at six-month intervals
- Sealants in the mastication surface of the first permanent molars, increasing resistance to decay. Routine-checkups are necessary for the well-being of these sealants, usually performed in conjunction with regular cleaning.
- White fillings in primary and permanent teeth.
- Polfotomies in primary teeth. These are the endodontic treatments of very decayed primary teeth that are supposed to stay in the child’s mouth for a long period of time, until their exfoliation. A supplementary metal crown is used in almost all cases in order increase the tooth’s resistance to fracture.
- Extractions of primary teeth either due to decay problems or for orthodontic reasons.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeon
Our practice collaborates with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in cases of impacted teeth that need to be guided with orthodontic traction to the mouth. Moreover, the oral surgeon removes wisdom teeth at the end of orthodontic treatment to ensure retention of the orthodontic treatment.