Orthodontics in Barcelona

We are specialists in dentofacial orthopedics and comprehensive orthodontic treatments in Barcelona for teenagers and adults.

Orthodontics is a specialty within dentistry that is responsible for diagnosing, preventing and treating dental and facial irregularities.

Orthodontics allows us to correct the position of teeth and achieve a beautiful and harmonious smile. Having well-placed and aligned teeth is important for aesthetics, but it is also essential to avoid problems such as jaw pain, excessive wear of teeth, or damage to the gums and other periodontal tissues.

The best-known orthodontic treatments are metal, ceramic, and sapphire brackets, as well as invisible and lingual aesthetic brackets that allow teeth to be slowly moved to the correct final position by applying very gentle forces through an arch.

We also offer solutions such as surgical orthodontics for more complex cases.

Why undergo orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontics allows us to solve various problems that affect the position of our teeth and create various problems:

Dental crowding: teeth erupt improperly and bunch up on each other, rotating or positioning themselves incorrectly. Dental crowding is one of the most common diagnoses and treatments and has a significant impact on the patient’s dental aesthetics and health.

Separated teeth: another common form of malocclusion is diastema or separated teeth, especially of the upper central incisors and between the lower central incisors, usually caused by poor development of the upper labial frenulum that attaches the upper lip to the gum.

Dental malocclusion: it occurs when there is not a good fit between the teeth of the upper and lower jaw. The most common case occurs when the upper front teeth protrude excessively over the lower front teeth (type “bunny teeth”) or cover most of the lower front teeth when biting (deep or increased overbite).

Incorrect position of the arches that generates poor contact between the upper and lower teeth, giving rise to different types of bites that generate wear and tear problems and others. The most common occur when the upper front teeth are behind the lower ones, the bite is anterior cross, while when the upper and lower front teeth do not come into contact when biting, the bite is open. When the upper teeth are unable to cover or “hug” the lower teeth, the bite is cross.

If you are thinking about orthodontic treatment in Barcelona, we are your dental clinic. More than 8 years of experience endorse us, as well as our commitment to technological innovation, the best orthodontists, and minimal surgical invasion.

Orthodontics should be started in childhood

Orthodontics in children

Early reviews allow us to detect bone and dental eruption pathologies on time, as between 4 and 7 years of age, we can influence the skeletal, muscular, and dental development of the child, facing problems caused by bad habits (thumb-sucking), hereditary, skeletal or functional alterations.

The best age to go to the dentist for a revision of dental malpositions in children is 6 years old when the first permanent molars have already come out, or they are about to complete their eruption.

Controlling the first permanent molars is important because, depending on the position they occupy in the dental arch, they will condition the biting shape that your child will have when they grow up.

We can improve the position of the jaw, the bite (cross, open, overbite, etc.), and dental crowding through interceptive orthodontics.

Orthodontics in teenagers

Between the ages of 12 and 14 in girls and 12 and 16 in boys is the best time to start dental alignment and orthodontic treatment. At this stage, they already have all their permanent teeth in their mouth, and if there is a slight facial bone alteration, this is the ideal time for correction with orthodontics, since the jaws have not yet reached their maximum growth peak.

After these ages, correcting maxillary bone alterations is more complex and may require orthognathic surgery intervention.

What are the benefits of orthodontics?

Orthodontics will allow you to have aligned teeth and a harmonious occlusion that allows the gums, bone, and other supporting tissues to be healthy. This generates a series of benefits, among which we can highlight the following: