Frequently Asked Questions

How long does an orthodontic treatment last?

Sep 30th, 2014

The duration of orthodontic treatment varies from case to case and ranges from 4 months to 2.5 years.

The duration of orthodontic treatment is affected by the degree of orthodontic anomaly, the stage of skeletal development as well as the level of patient cooperation.

A consistent presence on scheduled visits, adherence to orthodontic guidance, and oral hygiene can greatly reduce orthodontic treatment's duration.

What are the benefits of a first phase orthodontic treatment for my child?

Sep 30th, 2014

Most children, at the age of 7 years, are in the phase of the mixed dental barrier, during which both neonillary (children) and permanent teeth work simultaneously.

At this stage of teeth formation, according to the American Orthodontic Federation, the first orthodontic check should be made.

Problems such as cruciate occlusion, lack or loss of space for permanent teeth, harmful habits may be addressed more easily by preventing the development of major problems later and making orthodontic treatment more complete when all permanent teeth will have been completed.

Which signs should we note as parents?

Sep 30th, 2014

Prolonged breast / nipple breastfeeding beyond 4 years of age.

Caries and premature loss of first teething (toddlers).

Oral breath.

Lack of lip intercourse (either due to tooth interference or weak muscle tone).

Increased "order" where the upper front teeth seem to "fly".

The child complains of pain behind the upper anterior teeth.

When is the first check performed?

Sep 30th, 2014

It is advisable to examine children at the age of 7 years.

Usually there is no need for intervention, except in cases of skeletal and / or functional imbalances that may cause more serious problems in the future (e.g. maxillary jaw position, jaw jam closure).

The orthodontist then creates an individualized review program to create the conditions for the most effective (and shorter for the child) treatment plan.

Why is orthodontics important to me?

Sep 30th, 2014

There are numerous studies in literature that emphasize the importance of an attractive smile in every aspect of modern man's life.

A beautiful smile comes in complete harmony with the skeletal background, the soft particles and the profile of the person. Α beautiful smile gives not only self-confidence but also the best way to externalize your positive emotions. In addition to the significant and multifaceted social benefits of orthodontics, there are many benefits to the health and longevity of teeth.

Due to orthodontics, teeth are placed in the correct position making oral hygiene much easier on patient's behalf. Given that there is some difficulty in correct and complete removal of dental plaque in crowded dental barriers, orthodontics enhances teeth health making them less susceptible to damage to caries, gingivitis and periodontitis.

Orthodontic treatment coupled with proper maintenance of the therapeutic result is the best guarantee for the longevity of dental barrier.

Where we are

  • Kleopatra - Xenia Kyparissidou, Vrilissia
    "I decided at an older age ( 41 years old) to start orthodontic treatment , when realized that I was avoiding looking at my teeth on the mirror. My case was quite difficult, cause my teeth were extremely crowded and affected by periodontitis, and I was extremely scared of visiting the orthodontist. I will never forget Dr. Tzamalas' first words on the phone " The most important thing is to pass through the surgery's door".   And indeed, I passed through that door and everything happened quickly and pleasantly. " In a year's time you will get straight teeth without any extractions". And exactly after a year my smile was completely transformed. Most importantly throughout the treatment Dr. Tzamalas was available at all times for any questions I had or any urgent adjustments needed to be done,  and all that in a brand modern and super clean practice. Kosta I can not thank you enough!!!"  
  • Vasilis Theodorou, 13 years old, Metamorphosis
    "I feel great with my new smile. I had gaps among my teeth and my jaws did not close properly. My therapy plan included mobile mechanisms and then invisible braces. My whole treatment was much shorter than I expected. Everyone at Athens Orthodontics practice was really friendly while Dr. Tzamalas was always there to answer any question I had. I have already recommended my orthodontist to my friends and relatives. Thank you all at Athens Orthodontics for my perfect smile!"
  • Christina Kasimatis, 31 years old, Vrilissia
    "Before I visit the Orthodontist, I was really hesitant at wearing braces especially due to my age and mainly for aesthetic reasons. The time, though, I visited Dr Tzamalas and talked about it, I was really happy to find out that he is an excellent professional and an exceptional person. I finally got the right decision. The whole process was painless and the time passed by really quickly. At the end, I have a great and healthy denture. Thank you Dr. Tzamalas for giving me this great smile! "