Author: Libby Malcon

Orhodontics Doctor

WHY ORTHODONTICS – There Are Various Reasons Here?

There are various reasons for going to an orthodontist. You go to an orthodontist when the teeth are far forward or crooked, there is too little or too much space in the teeth or when your teeth do not fit together properly and you cannot chew optimally. Especially the aesthetics of regular teeth and a beautiful smile ensure that many find their way to the orthodontist.

No more problems with crooked teeth and molars.

No longer suffer from incorrect stress on the jaw muscles.

No longer suffer from a wrong position of the jaws.

The costs for dental treatment are determined each year by the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa). However, that does not mean that you pay the same rates everywhere. The costs per treatment can also differ. Consult the table below for an overview of the rates.

Dental treatment for orthodontics


One of the invisible braces. An AirSmile brace is a transparent cover that we place over your teeth. You will receive new AirSmile braces twice a month because the position of your teeth is constantly changing. The Airsmile is also suitable for nighttime teeth grinding.


The Invisalign is a different kind of invisible brace. This variant is suitable for children and adults. You will regularly receive a new aligner to support the changes in your teeth. The Invisalign is also suitable for multiple dental problems.

Lock shackle

The most famous of the brackets: the clasp shackle. The dentist for orthodontics sticks a so-called lock on each tooth and selects and places a thread in it. At the molars, we pull this wire taut, so that we can change the position of your teeth.

Outboard bracket

Do you suffer from an overbite or is there not enough space in the back of your mouth? With an outboard bracket, we inhibit the growth of the upper jaw and provide more space. With an outboard bracket, you wear a hat.

When to the ortho?

Below are some situations where it is wise to schedule an appointment with a dentist for orthodontics:

Your upper front teeth protrude and this causes complaints. These teeth are more likely to be damaged.

Your lower and upper jaw do not fit together properly, which can lead to the wrong bite.

Your teeth don’t fit together properly, putting the wrong strain on your jaw muscles.

Orthodontics results

With orthodontics we can adjust the position of your teeth so that you:

No longer suffer from an overbite. Orthodontics is a part of dentistry that focuses on the examination and treatment of problems with the jaw and dental position. Many patients have a combination of an incorrect position of the jaw and teeth. These problems are treated by the use of orthodontic appliances (braces).

Orthodontic treatment can, by straightening teeth, reduce the risk of caries and gum disease and improve chewing function. The word orthodontist comes from two ancient Greek words. Orthos, which means “straight” and Odontos, which means “tooth”.

To become an orthodontist, you have to follow a 4-year full-time specialist course in Dento Maxillary Orthopedics after your (now) 6-year study in dentistry. As a result, orthodontists have the most knowledge and skills for correcting abnormalities in the position of teeth and molars and growth abnormalities of the jaws. This is in contrast to dentists who have only followed orthodontic training.