Orthodontic treatments can noticeably change your smile for the better. Conventional treatments usually take up to 2 years, or even more in special cases. Fortunately, latest orthodontic breakthroughs have made it possible for patients to get well-aligned/straight, healthy, and beautiful teeth faster than ever before.
Damon orthodontics, a new orthodontic method
Damon orthodontics is a unique treatment capable of treating malocclusions in a short period. The unique sliding mechanism of the brackets used in Damon orthodontics apply different forces to teeth to push them towards their normal position. It has been claimed that Damon orthodontics offers more convenient and shorter treatments to patients.
The Damon system is among the newest orthodontic procedures based on highly efficient technology. The self-ligating brackets used in Damon orthodontics are considered its distinctive feature because of more proper movement. These high-tech brackets can effectively push teeth towards their normal position without applying much pressure to them.
Mini-screw, another new orthodontic method
Mini-screws are among the novel orthodontic methods. A mini-screw is a small metal screw inserted through the gum into the jaw bone to act as an anchor to help move malpositioned teeth. A mini-screw can help to move adjacent teeth towards their normal position.
Before inserting a mini-screw, it is necessary to examine the site by reviewing radiographs. The gum will be locally anesthetized and then a hole may be drilled into the jaw ﬁrst to insert the screw or it may be gently inserted directly into the bone.
Mini-screws have made it easier for orthodontists to treat malocclusions. For example, in cases where a surgical procedure is required for the treatment of some malocclusions, mini-screws help orthodontists to achieve the desired therapeutic result only by orthodontic treatments without any need for a surgical procedure.
New mini-screw-based method for the treatment of maxillary deficiency
Method and System for Treatment of Maxillary Deficiency Using Miniscrews
This new method has been invented by Dr. Abdolreza Jamilian, a full professor and an Iranian exprienced and skilled orthodontist, to treat Class-III malocclusions. Registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office, this new invention has solved all problems of traditional extraoral orthodontic appliances used for the treatment of such malocclusions.
Maxillary deficiency, an underdevelopment of the bones of the upper jaw, is traditionally treated by using large and extraoral appliances called face masks. The large size of face masks can cause many problems for patients, especially during the summer or for those who wear glasses.
Intraoral appliances are easier and more convenient for patients to use causing fewer problems. Unlike traditional extraoral appliances used for the treatment of Class-III malocclusions, the appliance invented by Dr. Jamilian is both intraoral and removable.
In this treatment, small implants are inserted into the anterior region of the mandible and the canines and then a removable retainer is attached to the maxilla using orthodontic elastics to easily connect the implants to the maxilla. The force applied by the elastics to the removable retainer on the maxilla pushes the maxilla forward.