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we prevent and treat the bad position of the teeth and jaws, that is, of the dentofacial dysfunctions, through orthodontic appliances.

There are three basic types of Orthodontics

Preventive Orthodontics

It is based on the prevention of possible problems that can be noticed in children during their facial bone growth and during the beginning of the milk teeth changes. In this type of orthodontics it is common to use mobile appliances.

Interceptive Orthodontics

Focused on “stopping” the formation of the problem. The Dentist realizes that the child or adolescent is beginning to develop a problem and can plan a way to intercept the problem so that it does not fully settle. These problems can be of positioning of teeth and bony bases, respiratory problems and inadequate lingual or labial positioning. We can use mobile or fixed appliances.

Corrective Orthodontics

The most common of all Orthodontics is that which focuses on correcting the problem already installed. We usually do corrective orthodontics in adults or adolescents who have already completed the growth curve (16-18 years). With the malocclusion already installed the Dentist will have much more work to reverse the problem.

To make a diagnosis, it is necessary to obtain a complete clinical and dental history of the patient (extra and intraoral photographs, orthopantomography, teleradiography, etc).

Orthodontic appliances can be removable (the patient removes and places whenever you want), or fixed (which can be metallic or aesthetic, and can only be removed by the Dentist), and can be used by any age group.

This consultation should be performed for the first time at 5/6 years, as this will attenuate any pathologies of occlusion (encaise between the upper and lower jaw), thus avoiding more expensive, complex and time consuming treatments in the future.


Early loss of teeth, lingual interposition, digital suction, prolonged use of pacifiers, mouth breathing and other dysfunctional habits are some of the factors that promote malocclusion.

This oral problem may be inherited, environmental or even a combination of both. In addition to the functional problems caused by malocclusion, crowded / misaligned / uneven teeth compromise aesthetics, which affects self-esteem.