Orthodontist vs Dentist, Knowing the Bad Impact of Fake Braces

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Knowing the Bad Impact of Fake Braces

The patient's need for dental care to have a beautiful smile is increasing along with the development of science and technology in dentistry. There are many ways to achieve healthy and beautiful teeth, including orthodontic treatment. Unfortunately, public awareness to take care of their teeth to the dentist is still quite low. The stigma of dental treatment at dental clinics is so expensive that some people in Indonesia prefer to do dental treatment at a dental artisan, even though there have been many reports of the results of dental treatment at a dental technician being fatal, in fact the practice of dental artisans in Indonesia is still quite attractive to some people. In this article, we will discuss the health risks that patients may experience if they perform dental treatment, especially fake stirrups at a dental technician.

Based on its history, the dental profession in Indonesia has actually existed since the Dutch colonial era. Even dental artisans (tandmeester), who at that time were known as dental shamans, had dominated the market. Dentist practice actually already exists, but it is very limited and only serves Europeans who live in Surabaya. The limited number of dentists at that time, apart from the high cost of pursuing this education, even indigenous people who wanted to study medicine had to study abroad. Many people at that time thought that dental health was not too important or serious. This may be one of the reasons it is difficult to eliminate the presence of dental artisans in Indonesia. In fact, dental care that is carried out through improper procedures can have a bad impact on health.

The use of fixed orthodontic appliances in the form of braces or more popularly called stirrups became a separate trend around the early 2000s until now. In fact, orthodontic treatment with braces aims to straighten the arrangement of the teeth that are not neat enough to achieve the ideal jaw arch. Orthodontic treatment itself can be done by a general dentist for mild cases, and an orthodontist (orthodontist) for more difficult cases. Unfortunately, the trend of using braces in the community encourages some people to use braces even though they don't really need them. Worse yet, because the cost of orthodontic treatment is relatively expensive, some people decide to install braces at a dental professional because the price is much cheaper and the process is fast. In fact, to install braces, a dentist must first analyze the condition of the teeth and the supporting tissues around them. The dentist will estimate any space or movement required for the teeth to align and fit in one arch. In some cases, the dentist may even perform extractions so that the teeth can shift in the desired direction. On the other hand, if you put braces at a dental professional, they will usually install them directly without checking and analyzing first, as a result, the arrangement of the teeth will become increasingly irregular, even the jaw arch will appear. This can lead to other problems such as poor tooth appearance and smile, masticatory disorders, and jaw joint problems.

The trend of using braces in society is the reason dental artisans create special terms to attract 'potential victims' such as fashion stirrups, Korean braces, Thai braces, and so on. This is clearly wrong, because orthodontic treatment actually aims to improve the arrangement of the teeth to achieve the ideal arch and improve the relationship between the upper and lower jaws. There was never the term fashion stirrup or anything else, this was nothing more than a marketing trick to attract people's attention. Based on the findings of the case of the Korban Tukang Gigi (@kortugi) recently on his social media, some minors have even become 'victims' of having braces installed by the dentist at the request of the child's parents. Though stirrups should not be intended for children who are still in their infancy. Indiscriminate use of stirrups on milk teeth will actually interfere with the growth and development of the jaw and teeth, as a result the growth of permanent teeth will be disturbed and irregular, even difficult to erupt due to lack of space for eruption.

Dental care must be carried out by professionals, namely dentists, not dental artisans. Dental care that is careless and not according to procedures or indications will have fatal consequences for our health in the future. Orthodontic treatment is very important to achieve a good ideal dental arch. Do regular checkups with the best dentist of your choice so that you and your family's dental and oral health is guaranteed. BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center comes with complete and best facilities, with trusted dentists in their fields, including orthodontists. By consulting with your dentist before dental treatment, you can determine the best dental treatment for you without worrying. BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center is a trusted dental clinic near Kuta and not far from the airport. Don't let dental problems ruin your holiday in Bali, if you are enjoying the beautiful views of Ubud and unexpectedly need a dentist, the distance from Ubud to BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center is approximately 35 km. Entrust your dental care to the dentist at the best dental clinic in Bali of your choice.

BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center
Jl. Sunset Road No.86A, Seminyak, Badung, Bali Indonesia 80361.


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