At Endomak Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on providing the premier orthodontic treatment that you and your family deserve, out of our two convenient local offices in Skopje and Gevgelija. Prof. D-r Stipica Popovski, along with his friendly & experienced dental staff, will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan so you can get the healthy, radiant smile you have always wanted. To ensure that you and your family get the highest level of treatment, we utilize the most advanced orthodontic technology and treatment methods, and go the extra mile to ensure that you are comfortable every step of the way.
Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment
We offer a diverse range of services to meet the needs of our patients, from braces and Invisalign to prevention and retention. Every smile is unique, which is why we work with you to determine what kind of treatment you need and works best for you.
If you are ready to get started on the path to your new smile, contact us to schedule your first appointment for a complimentary initial exam. If you have any questions about our practice or the treatment that we offer, reach out to us and our staff will be more than happy to get you the answers and information you need. We look forward to adding you to our family of smiling patients!
Types of orthodontic braces offered in Endomak
Traditional braces have come a long way since it was invented. They are now lighter and made from high grade stainless steel. They have many metal brackets. The brackets are small square are bonded in front of each tooth with a special bonding agent. The brackets are linked to each other by an arch wire. Brackets holds the arch wire that moves the teeth which put pressure on the teeth cause them to move gently and slowly back into correct alignment. The traditional braces are the least expensive but the most noticeable type of braces.
Lingual are same as traditional except they are installed on the inside of your teeth making them invisible to others. Lingual braces are sometimes called braces behind the teeth. Lingual are invisible from the outside. However, lingual are difficult to clean, more expensive. Lingual can feel more uncomfortable. Lingual takes longer and more difficult than traditional braces. Lingual are not appropriate for all!
Invisalign consists of a series of custom made clear plastic aligner mouth guard. The aligners are removable and need to be replaced every 2 weeks to keep your teeth moving right in the right direction. Invisalign are almost invisible. The invisalign braces are also called invisible braces. You can eat and drink without restriction. Invisalign are only available for adult and teens. Invisalign are more expensive. Invisalign treatment takes longer. Invisalign can be easily lost and
replacement is costly. There are so many question and concern you might have once you decided on wearing braces.
Ceramic braces are very much similar to traditional braces except that they have tooth colored or clear ceramic brackets that blend more naturally with your tooth color. Ceramic are less noticeable than metal braces. Teeth adjust mush faster than invisalign. However, they are more expensive and can stain more easily.
Some of the some frequently asked questions are:
On the average braces are worn for one to three years but the time requires varies from person to person. After the braces are removed most people will need to wear a retainer for at least six month and sometimes during the sleep time for several years.
During the time you have braces; you will need to visit your orthodontist about every month to ensure that the teeth are adjusting as needed. The orthodontist will make any necessary adjustment in the wires, springs, tubes or bands of the braces. In some case the orthodontist may require you to wear an headgear at home if the braces are not enough to adjust the teeth.
During the procedure you will not feel any pain. However, your teeth and gum might feel a bit sore after the procedure. If you cannot tolerate the soreness, an over the counter reliever will help. If your pain persists, speak to your orthodontist, she or she may need to make some other adjustment.
The process of used by the orthodontists is the same regardless of your age. The differences with adult are the adult may require more than braces and the treatment may take longer because the adult bones are no longing growing. So, the earlier you get the braces, the faster the recovery time.
You can continue to participate in sports. If there is a tendency of getting hit in the mouth, the orthodontist can design a mouth guard to be worn over the braces. The mouth is made of durable plastic and fit over your braces
Avoid foods that are sticky, hard, or chewy. Soft foods are high recommended because there are easier for the braces to handle.
Recommended Food Guide
- Hulless popcorn
- Soft crackers or cookies
- Mashed foods such as mashed potato
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Ravioli, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese and other noodle dishes
Best Practice for Braces
Avoid biting into hard foods. Cut them into bites size and chew slowly.
Hard foods such as:
- Raw vegetables, example carrots
- French/Italian bread
- Hard rolls
- Sandwiches, bagels
Foods To Avoid:
- Nuts and seeds
- Hard taco shells
- Sticky and hard candy
- Corn chips
- Dressing, sauces, salsa
- Hard cookies or crackers
- Sticky or hard chocolate
- Soda and Sugary Drink
Oral hygiene is more difficult with braces. Braces wearer is more prone to these issues people without braces. You need to pay more attention to your teeth, gums, brackets and wires. If you developed any oral health problem while wearing braces, that will prolong your time in braces. If serious issues such as gum disease, the orthodontist may have to remove your braces and then wait for your teeth and gum to heal before proceeding again with the braces. The key is to be awe ware of the issue to what for. Get yourself a tooth brush head made especially for braces, threaded floss than can maneuver around the wires and a tooth that can kill germs in spaces between the brackets. This will certainly help but you have to do the rest by making sure you brush often, floss and finish with a good mouth ash.