Orthodontics

Specializations

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the treatment of malocclusions and the correction of problems related to skeletal growth. Modern approaches to the Orthodontic patient provide a 360 ° evaluation: each patient is evaluated from an occlusal, skeletal point of view, great importance is given to the aesthetics of the face, age and functionality of the perioral musculature is also considered.

To date, to say that orthodontics deals with straightening of teeth is an understatement: thanks to modern imaging techniques, scanners and the possibility of having countless orthodontic devices available, orthodontics is a versatile branch with many application possibilities, which often works closely with implant surgery, prosthetics and periodontology. It is often thought that only children can put the braces on and that the braces are strange cumbersome, annoying and “ugly” gadgets: this is a wrong belief! An up-to-date orthodontist has a wide range of techniques and devices available, many of which are less aesthetically impacting and more comfortable than in the past.
There are no age limits to start orthodontic therapy, teeth move throughout life! Each patient – adult or child – must be assessed individually because no case is alike.
It is advisable to carry out the first orthodontic checkup around the age of 5, as many malocclusions can be intercepted early and successfully already in pediatric age. Waiting for all the milk teeth to fall out to make an orthodontic evaluation in many cases means in some cases already being enormously behind the pathology to be treated, with an increase in the duration of treatment and the possibility of having to accept occlusal compromises.

The orthodontic evaluation always starts from the collection of a series of records necessary for the “case study”: face photos, photos of the teeth, orthopanoramic radiography and telecranium, impressions. Starting an orthodontic therapy without all this information is like walking in the dark: without x-rays it is not possible to know if all the dental elements are present, how they are positioned, if there are more teeth, the type of growth… A correct orthodontic path always begins from a correct evaluation.

The Orthodontic Specialist can avail himself of this title only after having obtained a three-year Specialization Diploma, following the Degree in Dentistry.
Dr. Elettra Chisci graduated from the University of Siena in 2010, obtaining the qualification to practice as a Dentist in the same year.
In 2015 he obtained the Diploma of Specialist in Orthodontics at the renowned School of Specialization in Orthodontics in Ferrara, directed by Prof. Giuseppe Siciliani with a thesis in Functional Orthodontics titled “The treatment of the II Classes, one phase vs two phases. Meta-analysis and Literature Review ”. During the School of Specialization in Orthodontics, Dr. Elettra Chisci deepened the study of pathologies related to craniofacial growth and more complex malocclusions, the possible therapeutic approaches updated to scientific literature, the limits and possibilities of the different orthodontic techniques.
In her training she attended intensive and advanced courses in Orthodontics such as the Tweed Technique Course of Dr Giovanni Biondi, the Course of Orthodontic Functional Re-education in the child of Dr Rollet, the Course on skeletal anchoring of Dr Nicola Derton and the course of Specialization in Straightwire Orthodontics by Dr Riatti in Bologna. Since 2013 she is an Invisalign Provider and is interested in invisible and aesthetic orthodontics methods for both adult patients and children. In 2019 she obtained the II Level Master in Gnathology at the University of Rome La Sapienza to expand the skills on the treatment of dysfunctional patients. As a member of ASIO (Association of Italian Specialists in Orthodontics), APOS (Association Pediatric Oral Surgery) and SIOI (Società Italiana Odontoiaria Infantile), she annually participates in courses and congresses of the related scientific societies.

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