Orthodontics in the Czech Republic

Updated on Tuesday 04th October 2016

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Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws which are improperly positioned. Teeth that don't fit together correctly and crooked teeth are more difficult to keep clean and present the risk of being lost early because of tooth decay and periodontal disease. They can also cause extra stress on the chewing muscles and this usually leads to headaches and other pain complications for neck, shoulder and back. Dental tourism can represent an alternative at performing this type of medical procedures. 

Orthodontics in Czech Republic is a good choice for dental treatment abroad and you will be prescribed a special treatment plan in order to have a healthier mouth, lasting teeth and a more pleasing appearance.

Which are the dental problems that can be resolved through an orthodontic treatment in the Czech Republic? 

A patient will be a candidate for orthodontic treatment if he suffers from one of the following most common types of bites or teeth misplacements:

•    overbite: the upper teeth are too far forward over the lower teeth;
•    crossbite: the upper teeth are not positioned exactly in front of the lower ones while biting normally;
•    underbite: this is when the lower teeth are too far forward or the upper teeth are too far back;
•    open bite: the patient has an open space between the biting surfaces of the teeth;
•    spacing: spaces or gaps between teeth;
•    misplaced midline: the center of the upper front teeth is not lined up with the center of the lower front teeth;
•    crowding: there are too many teeth on the dental ridge.

Our specialists in dental tourism recommend performing a dental X-Ray in order to draw conclusions on the exact cause of the misalignment and recommend a treatment plan. A full dental health history, plaster models of your teeth and a clinical exam might be also needed in deciding what type of orthodontic appliances is right for you. 

Types of appliances for orthodontic works in the Czech Republic

Various types of fixed and removable appliances are usually recommended in orthodontic treatments, being applied a gentle pressure both on the teeth and jaws. The movement of the teeth and the growth of the jaws will be controlled and the cavity muscles will be restrained. The nature of your dental problem will determine which orthodontic approach will be effective for you.

 Removable appliances:

•    aligners — this is an alternative to traditional braces; the aligners are invisible and are removed when eating, brushing and flossing.
•    removable retainers — they are used to prevent teeth repositioning to their initial position. 
•    removable space maintainers — they are the same as fixed space maintainers
•    lip and cheek bumpers — they are designed to keep a distance between the lips or cheeks and teeth. 

Fixed appliances:

•    braces — these are the most commonly used fixed appliances and they consist of bands or brackets and wires (made of metal or ceramic) placed on the teeth; bands act as anchors for the appliance as they are fixed around the teeth, while brackets are bonded to the front of the tooth. Braces will be monthly adjusted and their effect can be seen within months to a few years.  
•    space maintainers — they are used to keep the space open in case of a baby tooth is prematurely lost. A band is attached next to the gap and a wire is extended to the tooth on the other side of the space.
•    special fixed appliances — In order to control tongue thrusting or thumb sucking, bands are being attached to the teeth.

Our dentists can provide related services referring at the improvement of a person's smile, such as dental veneers

Regarding the cost of such an orthodontic treatment in the Czech Republic, you must know that they are very cheap; for example, ceramic braces are approximately €600, whereas in Spain ceramic braces used to change position of teeth (with monthly appointments) are between €650 - 1250. Moreover, for the same orthodontic treatment in UK you would probably pay almost €2300.

Our dentists abroad will offer you complete information on orthodontic treatment plans in the Czech Republic, if you are interested in keeping your teeth healthy or taking care of your braces. Please contact us for more details.