What is Orthodontics?

Category: Procedures


Orthodontics is a dentistry field that diagnoses, prevents and treats irregularities in teeth and jaw structure. Treatments in orthodontic care can focus on dental displacement or on control and modification of facial growth, also known as dentofacial orthopedics.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Malocclusion 2 3
Jaw popping 1 1
Nonepileptic seizures 1 0
Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures 1 0
Speech problems 1 0
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain 1 1

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Orthodontics

Side effect Patients
Jaw pain 1
Uncomfortable 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Orthodontics

May 3, 2016 (Started Nov 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for malocclusion)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Every 8 Weeks
Advice & Tips: At long last -splint-braces- surgery - braces(continued) and braces off! Now simply retainers at night. Now that I am free of braces time to get the restorative dental caused from before braces damage to my teeth. always something to maintain.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Nov 26, 2014 (Started Nov 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for malocclusion)
  • Side effects
    Mild (uncomfortable)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Every 8 Weeks
Advice & Tips: Orthodontic treatment is expensive and requires full cooperation. Flossing, wearing splint, and elastics as required. Expected benefits will be continued headache freedom, and aligned teeth will stop the damage / cracking, chipping and crowded hard to clean teeth. When I started this process I had continued to deceive myself that my depression is going to improve faster than it has, so difficulties with flossing. As I often have a low appetite I would often choose not to eat so I do not have to floss my teeth. Not recommended. The next step is surgery on the dec 10th, lower jaw to move my jaw forward. My teeth are now in place so that after the surgery I will have the correct bite and another 6-9 months of braces to fine tune my bite. Then retainers as well as the restorative dental work to fix the damage from the poor bite. It is critical that if a dentist wants to improve your smile, implants etc, do not do this until you have consulted an orthodontist. I had braces 20 years before and yes my bottom teeth stopped biting into the roof of my mouth, and my smile was improved, but without the sound base it was all for nothing. Also an ethical orthodontist will not change a crooked teeth if the bite (occlusion) is correct.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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