WHY ORTHODONTICS – There Are Various Reasons Here?

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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.

orthodontics origin

Orthodontics – The Origin Behind It

According to the dictionary, the meaning of orthodontics is: dentistry aimed at the development of regular teeth. With knowledge of the classical languages ​​the word orthodontics can be traced back: “ortho” is the Greek word for law and “odontos” is Greek for a tooth. The goal of orthodontics (dental regulation) is to obtain well-functioning and regular teeth that look beautiful and can be kept clean. But that’s only half the story. The official name for an orthodontist is ‘specialist in dentomaxillary orthopaedics’. That name shows that orthodontics is not only concerned with the regulation of teeth, but also with growth and growth modification of the jaws. Below is a number of animations shown what can be achieved by orthodontic treatment

Lack of space for the incisors.

Two small molars had to be removed for the correction

Irregular stance with a large gap between the upper incisors that prevents the canines from breaking through properly

Large overbite due to a recessed lower jaw

Reverse bite of an upper incisor with a shift from the center of the dental arch to the leftWhat is an Orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dentist who, after studying dentistry, has followed a four-year full-time specialist training at the university to become a specialist in Dento-Maxillary Orthopedics (Orthodontics). Abroad there are also specialist training courses for orthodontists lasting three years after the dental study.

The dental training and the orthodontic specialization therefore last at least 9 years and earlier even 10 years. After being registered in the Specialists Register, the orthodontist no longer works as a dentist, but only deals with orthodontics.

Orthodontic practices are quite different from each other. Some practices are very large and many people work there. But there are also small practices where the orthodontist has one or two employees.

The orthodontic practice mainly treats children.  

The treatment process begins with your orthodontist taking molds of your teeth and carefully creating your clear aligners similar to the way an artist creates a masterpiece.

Orthodontics is a  recognized specialization  in dentistry. Orthodontists are concerned with the position of the teeth and the relationship between the upper jaw and lower jaw. The most well-known form of orthodontics are  ‘blocks’ . Besides cubes, there  are many other ways to improve the tooth position  or influence the jaw relationship and the growth of the jaws. In adulthood, surgery may also be necessary to obtain a beautiful and functional result.

When and why orthodontics?It is often thought that orthodontics is only about  aesthetics , about making the row of teeth more beautiful. This is one – and certainly not an unimportant – aspect of orthodontics. Who doesn’t want a beautiful, radiant smile? Yet orthodontics is also about  functionality . A ‘wrong bite’ can cause problems at a young and old age. For example, the lower teeth bite the palate and cause wounds or the teeth do not touch each other when trying to put them together (an open bite that prevents you from chewing enough). Also  temporomandibular joint problems can be caused by an incorrect or forced bite. Such problems can be solved with the help of orthodontics. In addition, a straight row of teeth is much easier to brush, which will prevent cavities in the long run