“The adolescent is unique and so must be his orthodontic treatment. Doctors from Ortho Institute will support him with confidence throughout the whole treatment plan, whether it be teeth straightening, uneven spacing, vertical overlap or reverse occlusion.”
– Dr. Ela Bănică, founder of Ortho Institute
Why is adolescence optimal for orthodontic treatment?
The age of 11-13 years, when the primary teeth are already lost, and the permanent ones have already emerged, is the time when we can start correcting the issues that cause the malocclusion, an unequal interdental spacing or an incorrect alignment.
Orthodontic problems do not go away by themselves with age, but they even become harder to tackle. We treat it more effectively in adolescence because the body is still rapidly developing. Whether we use a standard dental device or other devices, we can create a nicer appearance and better functioning of the teeth in a short period of time. Later, when the facial and maxillary bones are fully developed, many of the conditions become more difficult and more expensive to treat.
The social benefit of orthodontic treatment in adolescence
If you need braces, you are not alone. There are great chances to see some of your classmates in our clinic, and you can also make new friends as you go through this process. In the end, you will have a smile that you can be really proud of, and benefits you will enjoy for the rest of your life.
We encourage you. We involve you.
Orthodontic treatment gives us the opportunity to get to know our teen patients and their families closely, which makes our work really special. The self-negative image is gently counterbalanced by our active involvement and by assuming the role of positive model, which enhances the confidence in the adolescent patient’s own strengths.
Dr. Ela Bănică, founder of Ortho Institute, is the only physician in Romania specialized in preventive or natural pediatric Orthodontics, Myobrace and in Orthodontics and Myofunctional therapy.
Ortho Institute, the renowned medical center for holistic and integrative orthodontic treatments, brings a personalized medical approach for child patients. Clinic physicians are specially trained to interact with the little ones. The way of working of the clinic, through a holistic approach, also focuses on identifying other conditions that are correlated with denture problems, especially those in the ENT sphere and spine problems.
Over 20 years of experience
Ortho Institute is based on the experience of over 20 years in Orthodontics and Dental-Facial Orthopedics by Doctor Ela Banica, who studied Lingual Orthodontics at Rene Descartes University in Paris, Pediatric Dental Facial Orthopedics in London. In addition, she was also a university lecturer at the “Carol Davila” Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest for 11 years.