A beautiful smile is one of the most important things for a contemporary man. It reflects the health of the organism, highlights the beauty of the facial physiognomy, makes the expression of a smile, and increases self-confidence. In today's age of beauty, the beauty of a smile takes a high place in the value system and in human communication. A nice smile is exactly the thing that will make the best first impression.
Patients' wishes are straight and beautiful teeth, and our task is to help them achieve that.
The branch of dental medicine that deals with the relationship of the teeth in the jaw and the correction of the position of the teeth is called ORTHODONTICS. Orthodontics aims at the correct placement of teeth which are important for the health of the organism as a whole, jaw joint, muscles and surrounding dental tissue. Properly positioned teeth in the jaw and their mutual relationships enable the even transmission of chewing force. It is easy to maintain and take care of properly positioned and straight teeth. The risk of tooth decay decreases. The risk of periodontitis and other periodontal problems is reduced. In orthodontics, there is no age limit for therapy and placement of braces.
The first visit to an orthodontist should occur when the child is 7 years old. At that point, there will probably be no treatment needed, but it can be assumed whether and in what way treatment will be needed in the future. Early treatment can have a beneficial effect on jaw relations - it can eliminate unwanted habits, solve some speech difficulties and gain space for permanent teeth, thus avoiding tooth extraction later. It is early treatment that is a window to the child's development that has a greater range of action, prevention and prediction of the anomalies themselves of the growth and development of the jaws. This later makes it easier and shortens the patient's treatment. At the first appointment, which is free of charge, we will discuss the problem and perform a clinical examination. Impressions are taken for study models, as well as photographs of the patient (intraoral and extraoral). Bring the OPT scan (orthopantomograph) with you, and if necessary, we will send you for an additional TR (x-ray) scan, which will help us make the final decision for starting the treatment.
Mobile orthodontic appliance
We provide mobile orthodontic appliances to our youngest patients, while they are still growing and developing. They can be for only one jaw (active plates) or for both jaws (activator, bionator). The very word mobile means that patients put them in and out of their mouths themselves. In order for the treatment to be successful, the child’s cooperation and will to wear the mobile orthodontic appliance is of crucial importance. The appliance is worn 14-16 hours a day and there is a screw in it that is turned every 7 or 10 days in agreement with the orthodontist.
How should mobile orthodontic appliances be worn and maintained?
- Mobile braces must be worn 14-16 hours a day to have an effect. When they are not in the mouth, they are in a box in which you bring them when you go for a check-up with your orthodontist. Do not wear the braces to school, to sports activities or when playing. Make sure to wear it at night. During the day, wear braces while you are at home, while you are studying and watching TV... Wash the braces with toothpaste and a brush. Watch out for scale that can accumulate on it. And always keep one rule in mind: RETURN CLEAN APPLIANCES TO CLEAN TEETH!
Fixed orthodontic appliances (fixed prosthesis)
For adult patients, fixed orthodontic appliances are used. It is the best and most commonly used method of solving orthodontic problems. A fixed orthodontic appliance consists of tubes or rings that are placed on the first permanent molars (sixes), brackets that are glued to each individual tooth and arch wires that pass through the central groove on the bracket (slot). Arch wires in the slot (central groove) of the bracket can hold wire or rubber ligatures – those are conventional or classic brackets. A more modern and certainly more comfortable variant for the patient are the self-ligating braces. Such braces do not have a rubber ligature which is difficult to maintain and can accumulate food deposits. The self-ligating fixed appliance has brackets that hold the wire in the slot with a small door or a clip that opens and closes. Due to their mechanical properties, these braces reduce the total duration of therapy. Apart from this division into classic and self-ligating, there is a division into aesthetic and metal braces, as well as lingual braces, which are placed on the inner "lingual" surface of the teeth and are therefore not visible. The braces are placed on the teeth by an orthodontic specialist exclusively and they cannot be removed by the patient. Check-ups are at 4-6 weeks. Which braces will be placed depends on each individual case, the patients’ wishes, and of course the price.
How are fixed orthodontic appliances maintained?
A fixed appliance requires more time and effort because the elements (brackets) that are glued to the teeth make it difficult to properly maintain hygiene. You should brush your teeth after every meal because food gets stuck on tubes and brackets. Besides the classic brush, you can also use interdental brushes, which are small and can be used to clean the spaces between teeth and brackets. There is a large number of products on the market intended specifically for orthodontic patients. After placing fixed braces, the teeth are more sensitive and you may feel discomfort for a few days. This is completely normal and it occurs as a result of force acting on the teeth.
ProDental Centar Services
AESTHETIC DENTISTRY is actually a set of various dental treatments aimed at improving the appearance of the teeth and gums, thereby improving the appearance of the entire orofacial system. Aesthetic dentistry is not a separate branch of dentistry – it actually represents a synergy of several dentistry branches and its main goal is achieving a healthy and bright smile and increasing the aesthetic value of teeth. Some of the most common requests in aesthetic dentistry are restorations of the carious lesions with white fillings (composite restorations) and another very frequent request of our patients is the application of veneers (ceramic veneers).
Zirconia crowns can look completely like a natural tooth. That kind of mimicry and the ability of the zirconium to completely blend into a full set of teeth is exactly what patients want.
Prosthetics is a dental discipline that deals with replacing lost teeth in several ways, more precisely with different types of dental restorations such as: ceramic crowns, metal-ceramic crowns, bridges, veneers, then dentures – complete dentures or partial dentures. Besides our doctors’ expertise, what also ranks us at the very top is the fact that each prosthetic work is performed according to the individual patient, and the final improvement is done directly in the patient's mouth so that it fits perfectly to the prepared situation in the mouth.
Children's and preventive dentistry
It is important to learn how to take care of your teeth from an early age. A children's dentist must also be a good educator and establish a relationship of trust with the little ones. Tooth repair is completely painless. Even in cases when the child comes with existing pain, or the cavity has progressed so far that it has reached the pulp chamber (nerve) and it is necessary to anesthetize it, the entire procedure is still painless. The use of anesthesia and anesthetic gel enables the procedure to be completely painless.
Patients' wishes are straight and beautiful teeth, and our task is to help them achieve that. The branch of dental medicine that deals with the relationship of the teeth in the jaw and the correction of the position of the teeth is called ORTHODONTICS. Orthodontics aims at the correct placement of teeth which are important for the health of the organism as a whole, jaw joint, muscles and surrounding dental tissue.
There are various causes that can lead to tooth discolouration - from genetic and degenerative changes, to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, to antibiotics.
Teeth whitening is an aesthetic dental procedure that changes the current teeth colour to a few shades lighter.
Conservative dentistry is aimed at treating and repairing teeth. The goal of conservative dentistry is beautiful, healthy and functional teeth. Among other things, conservative treatment includes procedures such as caries treatment with tooth fillings, inlay and onlay with indirect fillings.
Oral surgical interventions in our office are small surgical interventions performed under local anesthesia, with the aim of remediating pathological processes on dental, bone and soft tissues of the oral cavity. The most common oral surgical interventions performed in ambulatory conditions are:
Extraction of teeth, Extraction of impacted teeth, Apicotomy, Cystectomy, Ridge levelling, Frenectomy, Flap surgery
Periodontology is a branch of dentistry that deals with treating the supporting structures of the teeth (bone, cementum, periodontium, gingiva) and which has recently experienced real progress.
With new methods of treatment today, extraordinary results are achieved so the treatment of periodontitis acquired a new dimension.
A dental implant is a replacement that imitates a lost tooth root. More precisely, they are cylindrical screws made of titanium that are implanted in the jawbone, and currently it is the most permanent and the best way to replace a lost tooth. The latest achievements in implantology have enabled a SIMPLE, PAINLESS AND SAFE method of installation when it comes to dental implants.
Facial aesthetics involves the application of contemporary non-operative methods aimed at improving the aesthetic experience and appearance, all in the interest of increasing self-confidence and restoring a sense of well-being.
Dentist on duty
Pro Dental Centre is available to all citizens of Belgrade and its surroundings with the service of a dentist on-call within 15 minutes upon the call. If you feel unbearable toothache in the middle of night, our on-call dentist is here to relieve the pain and provide first aid at a moment's notice. Whether it's a weekend or a non-working day, the doors of the ProDental Centre are always open for emergencies.