Ground breaking treatment options: Attaining skeletal anchorage with Implant Orthodontics
When planning the biomechanical aspects of any orthodontic treatment for a specific patient, it is important for our Orthodontist to consider not only the forces required for the necessary tooth movement to achieve your objectives, but also the undesired tooth movement that may occur in response to these forces. In the past, Orthodontists have searched for the perfect anchorage in order to minimize these undesired tooth movements. Headgear, elastics, adjacent teeth, and any number of appliances have been suggested as options; however, the main drawback was that most relied on patient compliance in order to be successful and this can make the outcome somewhat unpredictable. Implants provide skeletal anchorage, which is undoubtedly more predictable and stable than methods requiring patient compliance.
It is obvious that implants have changed, and will continue to change, the way Orthodontists approach tooth movement. Movements of teeth that were previously thought difficult—if not impossible—may now be possible using implants as anchorage and using a multi disciplinary approach to treatment utilising all these new techniques.
At Artiste Studios - L'Orthodontiste, we bring multi-disciplinary approach in providing you with best possible treatment options.
Your treatment will be fully coordinated by a dedicated professional. You will notice immediately when discussing treatment planning that our team work extremely closely together. We respect and like each other, and that level of trust and care shows.
Moving Bone and Teeth to Guarantee Success is what you can expect with Surgical Orthodontics
Orthodontics cannot move teeth anywhere the bone will not follow. In situations where a patient’s lower jaw is very retruded or very protruded and in cases of anterior open bite where the upper and lower front teeth do not make contact, it is necessary to combine orthodontics with oral surgery to meet the patient’s treatment goals. Multidisciplinary approaches are often carried out in hospital settings as there are few places where many specialties co-exist under one roof. Here at Artiste Studios, we are proud to be a one stop premier dental specialist centre. Our multi talented team will be able to plan and tailor your treatment to best suit your requirements regardless of complexity.
Orthodontic treatment combined with oral surgery gives massive improvement in function to the patient. Eating without difficulty or closing lips around front teeth that were problems before, now can be achieved easily. Additionally, marked improvement in facial profile and appearance often transforms a patient into a whole new person overnight due to the huge boost to their self-esteem. Patients have quick relief from long standing functional disabilities as well. These cases are hugely rewarding and sentiments are often shared amongst all our team as we have been with them along the journey.