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Orthodontic Treatments

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There is a wide variety of appliances, and making a decision about the most suitable option may seem complicated, so we suggest you read this brief summary and let our team advise you.

Dr. Diana Rotar, a specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, coordinates the orthodontic team and has over 12 years of experience in the field, along with Dr. Șoim Alexandra and Dr. Irina Lupșe. The orthodontic specialists, like our entire team, share a working philosophy that prioritizes quality and planning time for each treatment. They are often the ones with a comprehensive view of cases involving various dental specialties, working towards a common goal: restoring oral function and aesthetics, with long-term stable results.

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The work of our orthodontic specialists at Clinica Rotar is a combination of architecture and dental craftsmanship. It takes vision and logic to solve the functional and structural aspects of occlusion, as well as keen observation and passion for details to achieve natural and imperceptible dental finishes, which together determine the long-term success of a complex rehabilitation treatment plan.

What types of braces are there?

The fixed dental brace

There are several types of brackets, each with its own advantages and disadvantages, with different shapes and structures. At Clinica Rotar, we use self-ligating braces, which have a closing mechanism that "captures" the metal arch responsible for tooth movement, eliminating the need for ligatures (colored rubber bands). Due to the reduction of friction between the components of the appliance, the teeth align faster, with less force applied, thus reducing the discomfort felt by the patient. Additionally, they are easier to clean and less retentive for plaque than conventional brackets, due to the fully metal locking system.

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Invisalign® Treatment

The Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of customized aligners that need to be worn for 22 hours a day, for 1-2 weeks each. Depending on the complexity of the case, the number of required aligners is determined, which also dictates the total duration of the treatment.

The main advantages of this type of treatment are aesthetics and easy teeth cleaning, which is done as usual.

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

​The duration of orthodontic treatment varies depending on its complexity, and once we have completed the study of your case, we can also refer to its duration:

Simple Cases

18 Months

Average cases

18-24 Months

Complex Cases

24-32 Months

​The stages of an orthodontic treatment include:

​1/ Primary consultation

With the first consultation, the orthodontist will clinically examine you and determine the optimal time to start orthodontic treatment. During this session, the doctor will find out what issues are bothering you (misaligned teeth, joint pain, muscle spasms) and what your expectations are.

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​3/ Multidisciplinary consultation

​Sometimes a multidisciplinary team is needed to analyze and treat the case. That is why, in some more complex cases, a joint consultation with a periodontist, prosthetist or surgeon is needed to develop the complete treatment plan.

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5/ Actual placement of the orthodontic appliance

Depending on the type of dental appliance recommended and agreed upon with the dentist, it may be necessary to additionally take a digital impression of the oral cavity. In the case of a fixed dental appliance, it is applied to each tooth individually through bonding with composite materials.

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​7/ Correcting the bite

​It is a work phase that aims to create a harmony in the contact between the two dental arches, maxillary and mandibular.

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2/ Case documentation

This session aims to gather all the necessary data for analyzing your case and developing the treatment plan. It involves taking impressions of the dental arches, using either the traditional or optical/digital method, recording the bite (mounting in an articulator), intraoral and facial photographs, as well as imaging investigations (maxillary and dental computer tomography, teleradiography, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging of the temporomandibular joint, etc.).

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​4/ Diagnosis and treatment plan

In the next session, following the correlation of all the data, the diagnosis and treatment plan are explained in detail, including all possible treatment options. The patient will have the opportunity to clarify any uncertainties regarding the treatment and to choose, together with the doctor, the treatment method that suits them best.

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6/ Teeth alignment

​It is the easiest to obtain, it is done in the first months of orthodontic treatment.

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​8/ Finishing

Its objectives include aligning the gingival margins and achieving the final functional and aesthetic details simultaneously.

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​How much does an orthodontic treatment cost?

The costs of orthodontic treatment vary depending on the complexity of the case, the type of braces chosen (bracket type/Invisalign®), and the auxiliary means required during treatment (temporary anchorage devices).


At Clinica Rotar, we like to believe that you choose us for the quality of our orthodontic treatments, our specialists' expertise and confidence, the technology we use, the way we diagnose and offer solutions, or our communication style.

What is the ideal age to start orthodontic treatment?

In general, orthodontic treatment is most effective in children around the age of 12 when all permanent teeth have erupted. However, the first orthodontic consultation is recommended around the age of 6-7 to diagnose, prevent, and treat certain dento-maxillary anomalies during the patient's growth. As for the upper age limit, it does not exist today as long as the necessary bone and periodontal support for orthodontic movements are present. However, orthodontic treatment in adults progresses more slowly due to differences in bone structure, which is denser, as well as anatomical limitations corresponding to age.

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What problems can orthodontics solve?

The problems that can be treated with orthodontics include:

  • Resolving dental crowding.

  • Correcting the bite and musculo-articular pains associated with chewing.

  • Closing spaces between teeth or creating space necessary for a tooth, a dental implant, or for prosthetic rehabilitation in cases of tooth wear.

  • Resolving dento-maxillary skeletal anomalies. These are best treated in childhood. Due to advances in orthodontic treatment methods and adjunctive tools, the age at which these problems can be resolved has increased.

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