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  • Why do teeth tend to recover?
    Teeth need to move throughout their lives and adapt to lip / tongue pressure, growth and tooth wear. After rectification, the bone hardens again for a few years, when the teeth tend to e.g. due to pressure on the lip and tongue to move back. The teeth are attached to the jawbone using gingival threads. The filaments are connective tissue and gradually regenerate over about 7 years. Renewal reduces the traction of the strands to the original position of the tooth.
  • How is the achieved treatment result maintained? Can the teeth return to baseline?
    All teeth tend to move / settle throughout their lives according to tooth wear and muscle pressure to keep their teeth biting better. After adjustment, support or retention is always needed to reduce this transition.
  • What is retention?
    Retention is a support to minimize the movement of teeth after treatment. A retention film, retention plate or retention wire is used for retention. The retention wire is glued behind the teeth to hide, preferably permanently. The use of a removable device (film or plate) is reduced over time to allow the bite to settle better.
  • What is a vevera retention membrane?
    After Invisalign orthodontic therapy, Vivera retention membrane may be used to support the bite. They are usually made in three pieces that last for several years and can be commissioned if necessary. Keep the last Invisalign orthodontic membranes after orthodontic treatment so that they can also be used as a retention membrane if needed. Similarly, if the use of retention membranes has been too low and the teeth have shifted slightly, the old orthodontic membranes can be used to reposition the teeth a little to make the stiffer retention membrane fit again.
  • Why do teeth move after orthodontics at all?
    Teeth are supposed to move throughout life so that the bite settles better within the teeth naturally. Otherwise, gaps will form between the teeth, the tooth may begin to rise or an open bite may appear. The teeth move according to the pressure of the cheek and tongue and also constantly tend to erupt, pulled by the floss. If the teeth are in a mutually supportive position, the eruption will stop when the tooth encounters the tooth of the opposite jaw. If the counterbite is missing or not in the proper position, the tooth may erupt too much. If the lip pressure is higher than the tongue pressure, it becomes easy to constrict and if the tongue pressure is higher, cracks will form between the teeth. Teeth can withstand very short-term hard forces, but a constant light force moves from the tooth. Orthodontic treatment is based on a continuous, even light force, which moves the tooth in the desired direction. Teeth move within biological limits. In adults, teeth move more and faster than in adults. In adults, tooth migration slows down by about 1% per year, and the rate of tooth transmission decreases slightly with age. If a large bite requires large transplants, surgery may be needed in addition to orthodontics, in which surgery will move the jaw to a better position. In surgical treatment, the orthodontic device first straightens the arches, after which the operation is performed and the treatment is completed with orthodontic treatment.
  • What to do on the first treatment visit?
    At the first visit, a preliminary treatment plan and cost estimate will be provided and included. During the same visit, an accurate 3D photo of the teeth and bite is often taken with the iTero, as well as photographs. If you're already looking for 3D imaging on your first visit, set aside 40 minutes at reception. This allows for a (free) preliminary 3D simulation of the same visit, making it easier for you to evaluate the result of the correction. If you decide to start an orthodontic treatment, a 3D image and photos will be used to create a plan to make an orthodontic film, which will be emailed to the patient for evaluation approximately 2 weeks later.
  • How do I start treatment quickly?
    If you want 3D imaging on your first visit, allow 40 minutes. In this case, a preliminary treatment plan can be made during the same visit. This avoids a separate shooting visit and allows treatment to begin more quickly.
  • How long does orthodontic treatment take?
    The duration of orthodontic treatment depends on the goals of the treatment and the extent of the treatment. The treatment usually lasts 1-2 years. The treatment time is affected by how many membranes are used (preferably at least 22 hours a day), age, bone and root shape and bone hardness, muscle strength, etc. Adult teeth can be very straightened, but tooth migration is slightly slower. The oldest people in orthodontics now are over 75 years old.
  • Mitä ensimmäisellä sovituskäynnillä tehdään?
    Ensimmäisellä sovituskäynnillä liimataan hoitosuunnitelmassa olevat läpinäkyvät muoviset otepinnat hampaisiin, opastetaan kalvojen käyttö ja keskustellaan hoidon kulusta. Otepinnoilla varmistetaan hampaiden hyvä siirtyminen. Oikomishoito siis alkaa sovituskäynniltä. Mukaan annetaan 15 ensimmäistä kalvoparia ja kirjalliset ohjeet. Seuraavan kalvoparin voi vaihtaa käytettäväksi noin kahden viikon kuluttua.
  • What are grip surfaces?
    Grip surfaces are small dots made of tooth-colored plastic on tooth surfaces. They are marked in gray or red on the treatment plan. The gripping surfaces give the membrane a better grip on the tooth and thus ensure the intended displacement of the tooth. In particular, tapered teeth, such as long-root canines and incisors, may need gripping surfaces if the tooth is rotated. Grip surfaces also help keep orthodontics in place if a neighbor's tooth is pressed down.
  • Are grip surfaces mandatory?
    Grip surfaces can be used to speed up orthodontics a little faster. Grip surfaces can sometimes be omitted from the front teeth, but this may result in slightly less of the planned transition.
  • What are the tents behind the upper millennia that appear in the treatment plan?
    To fix a deep bite, a bite level is sometimes placed behind the membrane of the upper teeth to help push the front teeth lower.
  • Mitä ovat hoitosuunnitelmassa näkyvät turkoosit viivat?
    In the plan, the turquoise line is not the gripping surface, but the pressure point in the membrane to move the root to a better position.
  • What do I do if the treatment plan video doesn't work?
    The password for the first slide set design link is in the message. Copy the password from Access information Open the link in the message Paste the word in Invitation to view Sometimes a plan video won't work. For example, try the following solutions: Apple user: Open Quick time player Windows user: Right-click the video, select "Open in" from the drop-down menu, and select "Windows media player" from the list. The video should now be live. If the problem persists, we recommend that you download a free video playback program from or contact us. Your password may also expire in a few weeks, so we can send you a new one. We can also upload a video of the treatment plan, which can be saved to your own computer.
  • Can rectification be speeded up?
    Orthodontics is a long process, but it can be speeded up a bit. The rapid progress of treatment requires the use of membranes for more than 20 hours / day. In addition, an Orthopulse device can be used, which can also help with tooth tenderness and enhance bone formation. The device is used for 10 minutes a day, which can speed up the overall duration of treatment by 10-25%. Learn more about OrthoPulse on the manufacturer's website (link).
  • The arch is asymmetrical. Can it be shaken?
    All people are a little asymmetrical, including their teeth and jaws. The tooth only moves in the jawbone, although orthodontic treatment may create a little new bone. If the dental arch expands too much, there is a risk that the gums will retract later, and then the teeth will also work harder to return to their original direction. The most difficult area to move your teeth is the lower front area, because your bone ridge can be very narrow and the bone is harder. In hard bone, the transition of the tooth is slower. If you want to correct more asymmetry, jaw surgery is needed, in which case the entire jaw will be moved.
  • What to do if the next membrane does not fit in your mouth?
    Keep the previous film for 1-4 more days and try adjusting the film again. If the film still does not fit, try fitting it to the next film. If this membrane fits, keep it for a few days longer than the normal two weeks. If for some reason the membrane has gone twice at a single tooth, the bent area can be gently straightened by hand. If the edge of the film presses against the gums, 1 mm can be cut out of the film. If the dentist is patching the tooth, ask the dentist to make sure the membrane fits well, sometimes keeping the patch a little.
  • Why use rubber traction? Are they all necessary?
    Rubber grips adjust the bite more precisely, as the upper jaw is often slightly ahead of the lower jaw. If the posterior teeth are moved backwards, a counterforce is created that tends to tilt the anterior teeth forward. The rubber bands reduce the counterforce in the adverse direction, allowing the treatment to go further and progress faster. If only a few rubber bands are used, the treatment will take longer because each membrane will move less from the tooth. The masticatory muscles work better when the bite intertwines well. Straight teeth stay better straight after straightening when the upper and lower jaws are well bitten together. Elastic bands are replaced 2-3 times a day and removed during eating and brushing your teeth. If necessary, the rubber bands in the mouth can be eaten, but they will then come off easily. If you run out of rubber bands, call reception and we'll mail more.
  • What is Chewies and what is it for?
    Chewies is a silicone plastic tube that is chewed between the teeth when the membranes are placed and the fit of the membrane is checked. If the membrane seems to fit less snugly on a single tooth, the transition is ensured by chewing on that tooth for 1-5 minutes. Chewies are used to ensure that the membranes are firmly in place, thus ensuring the planned transition of the teeth. You can also use a tissue or paper towels, for example, to chew.
  • Is Invisalign painful?
    Teeth movement can cause some pain. The pain is individual and usually occurs in the days after the membrane change. Invisalign seems to cause less pain than traditional braces. Orthopulse or a soft chew, such as xylitol gum, can help with toothache.
  • What to do with control visits?
    The first follow-up visit will check the progress of the treatment, the fit of the membranes, repeat the instructions and specify the appropriate membrane change interval. If any tooth gap is too tight, the tooth gap is slightly polished to allow the tooth to move better. Sometimes the bite is adjusted with rubber strokes. In this case, the knob can be glued to the two teeth during the inspection and instructed in the use of rubber traction.
  • Can the progress of orthodontics be monitored remotely?
    With the free Virtual Care app, you can have your teeth imaged on your phone and the orthodontic team will monitor your progress. The app is especially handy if you find it difficult to come to the reception regularly for check-ups. Learn more on the app manufacturer's website (link)
  • How often are you checked and what is herring done?
    Control visits are usually approximately every 8 to 12 weeks, but sometimes the interval can be extended to up to 16 weeks by remote sensing. In this case, good progress of the treatment is ensured and the bite is monitored. The control visits also polish the tooth gap with a polishing tape to allow the teeth to move better as desired. Orthodontics simultaneously straightens teeth and changes the bite. Getting the bite right is a more demanding and time-consuming process. However, a good bite is important for the function of the jaw joint and ensures that the result of the rectification remains as desired. Inspection visits ensure that the bite is in place.
  • How long can I not keep films because of an important occasion?
    Max. 12 hours and preferably less than 1 time / week. The longer the membranes are out of the mouth, the more sensitive the teeth will return and it will be more difficult to put the membranes in place and possibly have to go to the previous membrane for 1-2 days. If the membranes are out of the mouth for too long, a break can cause toothache. If you need to be without transparencies for several hours a week, you should keep the transparencies for 2-10 days longer before moving on to the next pair of membranes.
  • How to clean membranes?
    Diaphragms are easy to clean with a children's toothbrush and water. The use of toothpaste may slightly scratch the surface of the membranes. Orthodontic cleaning tablets available from a retailer or pharmacy are a good alternative to cleaning membranes in addition to brushing.
  • Can I eat with the membranes? What about sugary drinks and alcohol?
    You should eat with the membranes, but not hot or preferably sugary food or drink. Sugar / carbohydrates feed bacteria in the mouth and the risk of tooth decay increases with membranes. It is recommended to take the membranes off during meals, but of course it is OK to eat with them and then take them off later and spray with water or brush the membranes and teeth clean.
  • Can I eat chewing gum with the membranes?
    Chewing gum can be difficult to eat because it sticks to the membranes. Xylitol lozenges are preferred.
  • Should my teeth be brushed after meals?
    No need. Water spray is a good option.
  • Can the films be kept in the sauna or playing sports?
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  • Membranes become discolored on the teeth, why?
    When the membranes are in the mouth, the tooth surfaces may discolour a little more easily. Discoloration can also accumulate more easily when the tongue and cheek mucosa are not as easy to clean surfaces. Stains are easy to clean at the reception with pasta cleaning or soda. For example, you can also reserve an oral hygiene time for a rectification visit, so that cleaning can be done during the same visit. Soda cleaning is not included in the cost estimate for orthodontics.
  • Can the sharp edges of the transparencies be shaped by yourself?
    Yes. Sharp edges can be sanded with a nail file, for example. If the membrane is too long and presses against the gums, the scissors can cut 0.5-1mm away from the area that weighs. Very rarely, a single film may have manufacturing defects. If the film is not clearly seated and is different from the rest of the series, move to the next film in the series and keep this film extra for a few days. If the film is missing cuts for rubber traction, you can cut the notch in the film itself for rubber traction.
  • My back teeth don't take each other, why is that?
    If you bite your teeth together during sleep, the orthodontic membrane between your teeth may temporarily cause your back teeth to bite slightly, which means that your teeth will not stick together. Similarly, if you change the membranes too quickly for bone formation or the amount of membrane retention, the tooth or arch may tilt slightly and the bite may open slightly in the center of the arch. If necessary, the right ones cut the last teeth out of the membrane so that the bite can settle better. Sometimes a rubber traction is put on the back to help close the bite. After straightening, the bite usually also naturally settles tighter within a few months.
  • My teeth feel swaying - is that normal?
    On. In straightening, the teeth are first moved to move. After straightening, in the retention phase, the teeth stabilize in their new position and within a few weeks the mobility decreases. Within a few months, the bone is already a little harder than before straightening.

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