Orthodontics

In Studio Moll, cases from simple to highly complex are solved.
We focus on the real needs of the patient, making the results balanced from a functional and aesthetic point of view, obtaining lasting stability over time.

We also implement a constant updating program on all orthodontic techniques and possibilities, to offer a multidisciplinary approach capable of solving almost all the problems that patients may present.

Why resort to orthodontics?

  • To have a beautiful smile
  • To make the teeth fit together well and optimize functionality
  • Because a prosthetic treatment with capsules requires it
  • In order to maintain good oral hygiene
  • To create space for an implant or to regenerate bone for an implant

The universal indication is a malocclusion, i.e. a non-perfect closure and gearing of the upper dental arch with the lower one.

Preventive interventions are made in children to guide growth and to prevent an incorrect occlusion from developing or worsening. In young growing patients, it is possible to intervene on the position of the teeth, but also on the relationship between the upper and lower jaws, which concerns a skeletal component. There are many types and combinations of malocclusion, for example: when the jaw grows more slowly, excessive protrusion of the upper teeth can develop. On the other hand, when the jaw grows rapidly, there can be a reverse closure of the teeth with a protruding chin.

There are the open bite (the upper tooth does not touch and does not cover the lower tooth in the slightest), the cross bite (the upper tooth closes inside the lower tooth), the deep bite (the upper tooth covers the lower tooth too much), and others.

In adults we intervene for aesthetic reasons (crooked teeth), prosthetics (wrong position of the tooth), joint problems (pain, bruxism), as a prevention of periodontal problems, pyorea (crowding of teeth, inclined teeth), but also as an alternative treatment in implantology.

Instead of a bone regeneration operation, necessary when there is no bone to be able to place an implant, the orthodontist with the displacement of a root manages to create sufficient bone in order to install the dental implant in a more solid location.

Of course, the patient will have to wear a device for months, while an implantology surgery lasts an hour. It could be a personal choice of the patient, as it could be a medical indication. It will always be necessary to carefully evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

Invisalign the cutting-edge technique suitable for everyone

An invisible alternative is, for the indicated cases, Invisalign.
With this technique the teeth are moved with the aid of completely transparent aligners, brought over the teeth which push the teeth into the desired position.

They feel a little tight at first, but after a week or two they feel looser and you have to change them for the next aligners, moving the teeth a bit each time. This technique is very popular because you are closely involved in the treatment, because you yourself change the masks for new ones.
The absence of threads and attachments facilitates oral hygiene and acceptance of the treatment.

Since there are more than 4 million people treated with Invisalign in the world, the technique is very advanced and today it is possible to solve even the most complex cases: II° and III° class malocclusions, severe crowding, etc.

The costs for the various visible and non-visible treatments change according to the chosen technique.

Frequent questions

Why do straightened teeth come back?

Unfortunately we often see patients who have already undergone long orthodontic treatments as a child, but which over time have proved insufficient or their teeth have come back.

This phenomenon is called “relapse” and would have been avoided if an adequate restraint had been applied at the end of the treatment to block the result obtained.

At the end of each orthodontic treatment, this retainer is recommended, which can be a splint (wire glued inside the teeth or a night mask that maintains the result obtained.

How do teeth move?

To move teeth or intervene on growth and regeneration, continuous guided forces are needed.

Orthodontic appliances that need to be adjusted from time to time pull and push the teeth in the right direction, thus performing the desired function.

Note that excellent oral hygiene is essential to facilitate the movement of the teeth, which is a little more complicated to maintain with fixed braces.

What dental appliances are suitable for children?

For children, removable and fixed appliances are undoubtedly indicated.

The removable consists of a resin base resting on the palate with various metal wires holding it in place. It is very easy to put on and take off.

Fixed braces consist of metal (or quartz) brackets glued to the teeth and a metal wire that passes over the teeth along the brackets.

What dental appliances are suitable for adults?

Adults often prefer quartz attacks because they are less evident.

There would also be the so-called invisible orthodontics, the appliance is fixed with attachments positioned lingually, which is not seen, but works anyway. The orthodontist can precisely control the movement of the teeth.

This approach is used less and less because it still involves considerable discomfort for the patient, starting with the difficult cleaning of the mouth and the appliance.