The word orthodontics comes from the Greek and is composed of the words “orthos” which means “straight” and “odon” which means “tooth.” It was originally used to cover an aesthetic function.

1. CHILDREN: Since the beginning of development can anticipate and prevent future problems, so we use:

A) 0-6 years:

  • Control of habits: breathing, mastication, swallowing, phonation. Through exercises and very simple and easily adaptable appliances.
  • Control functions: thumb sucking, pacifier sucking, sucking lip, cheeks… Through simple exercises and easy adaptation appliances.
  • NOR (Neuro-Occlusal Rehabilitation) act through selective cut and removable appliances, on the development of stomatological response system to excite properly and get a response adequate and balanced development.
  • ORTHOCLONIC: transparent splints expansion springs to assist arch development.

B) 6-12 years:

  • NOR
  • Removable appliances equipment to remove and put to help the occlusal balance.
  • Orthodontics: helps the development of bones and returns the correct function.

2. FROM 12 YEARS AND ADULTS (permanent dentition)

A) Orthodontic Fixed:

  • Lingual System: Technical Invisible where the brackets are inside and prevents them from being seen.
  • Damon System: A system that does not need fast extractions.
  • TIP-EDGE: fast system.
  • Brackets aesthetic system: ceramic, fiberglass …
  • Conventional straight wire technique.
  • MEAW technique: in some cases can avoid orthognathic Surgery.

B) Removable invisible orthodontic: transparent systems using “removable” splints. Invisalign system.

C) Orthognatic Orthodontics Orthodontics grooming, before and after Surgery for severe cases of bone discrepancy.