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0318 – 615 997

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Orthodontiepraktijk Ede
Veldhuizerweg 1
6712 DD Ede

 Contact: 0318 – 615 997

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You can contact Dentist Post::

Phone: 0318 -611 888
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Openingshours:

Monday 08.30 - 17.00
Tuesday 08.30 - 19.30
Wednesday 08.30 - 17.00
Thursday 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 17.00

 


Public Transport

Our practice is on the edge of centrum Ede and we offer free parking.

The bus line 5 towards Kernhem and line 4 towards Veldhuizen going from station Ede-Wageningen comes to our practice, stop Proosdijerveldweg. The station Ede-Centrum is about 15 minutes walk to the practice.

Combined treatments and aftercare

Combined treatments

Orthodontics in combination with a jaw operation

Sometimes, in adults, it’s necessary to consider a jaw operation along with the orthodontic treatment, in order to get an even better result. The orthodontist can best determine this once the information from the follow-up examination has been collected (see description above). The orthodontist will study the X-rays, the mouth and face photos and the tooth impressions. Based on these, it’s discussed with you what the best treatment is. As stated above, it’s possible that, as well as the orthodontic treatment, a jaw operation has to be done. If this intervention is being considered, we make an appointment with a dental surgeon. Based on this surgical consultation, we then make another appointment to explain everything properly. In the meantime, an application is submitted to the healthcare insurer for reimbursement for the operation and orthodontic treatment. Once everything is agreed, we can start the treatment and we make an appointment to fit the necessary appliance. During the treatment, you can ask all the questions you want. In due course, the orthodontist gives the signal that it is time to operate.

Exposure of elements

It can happen that elements (often canines) remain in the jaw and fail to erupt. There can be various reasons for this. We usually try first with a fixed appliance to make room so the element can erupt. If this fails, a referral to a dental surgeon follows, who can expose the element concerned. During this, usually under local anaesthetic, a small opening is made in the gum over the element concerned and a special bracket is bonded to the unerupted element. A small chain is attached to this bracket protruding outside the gum. Once the gum is partly healed, we attach this chain to the arch of the fixed braces, and the affected tooth can be gently forced into position. It sometimes happens that a tooth is impacted in the jaw – this is called ankylotic. If it proves after various check-ups and a comparative OPG (X-ray) that the element is indeed ankylotic, it must be extracted and then we go on with the orthodontic treatment. We then check whether the space can be closed up, or decide to keep the space open so we can place an implant in the future.

Stopping prematurely

If we can complete the orthodontic treatment successfully, we install splints (thin metal wires) behind the front six teeth top and bottom (i.e. from canine to canine). We do this to prevent the teeth from shifting. It is a fact that teeth can still move at any age. It sometimes happens that the orthodontic treatment needs to be stopped prematurely for some reason. Sometimes we are then unable to place the splints behind the teeth. We cannot secure the teeth that are out of position with a splint. It may be that the roots of the teeth are out of position or that the upper and lower jaws do not close together properly. Splints are only installed if the roots of the teeth are in the right position and the upper and lower jaw close together properly. These splints ensure that the teeth stay in the position the orthodontist has moved them into with the fixed braces.

Retention period and aftercare

Retention periodRetention periodUsually, towards the end of the active treatment, splints are bonded behind the upper and lower teeth. These are thin, braided wires that are bonded to each tooth with a small drop of adhesive. In the upper and lower jaw, from canine to canine. These splints give the teeth the support they need to remain in their new, straight position. If a splint comes loose, an appointment must be made immediately to attach it again. If the splint remains loose for too long, the teeth could shift. Also, if you think there is a change in the position of your teeth, you should make an appointment to have this looked at. The intention is that these splints remain in place for a long time and provide support. Our recommendation is to keep the splints permanently. If the dentist considers it necessary to remove a splint temporarily (e.g. if a cavity needs to be filled), this is possible. Just call and make an appointment.

After we remove the bracket braces, you return for a splint check-up and we assess whether the final result is still good. These check-ups are after eight weeks, six months and 18 months. After this, the dentist takes over. After three years, we invite you once more to check the splints. If necessary, we take an overview X-ray to examine your wisdom teeth.