Each orthodontic treatment begins with the initial examination performed by a qualified orthodontic specialist. At our Dentalharmony practice, examination, consultation and orthodontic therapy is provided by Dr Tomislav Kusmuk, specialist orthodontist.
You can book your appointment online, by phone , email or easily by visiting our dental office. At the time of the first visit children and teenagers should be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. If you already have X-rays taken within the past 6 months, please assist us by providing them at your first visit.
After the initial examination, you will be knowing if you or your child need an orthodontic treatment. If an orthodontic tretament is needed, further comprehensive diagnostic examinations will be undertaken, in order to receive the best possible and most effective treatment option.
Prior to any orthodontic treatment a full range of diagnostic procedures are made in-house to determine your main orthodontic issues and possible treatment options. These include:
- Dental photographs
- Panoramic X-rays
- Dental impressions and jaw models
Each orthodontic treatment is assisted by photographic documentation, which enables us to study the existing patient’s dental needs and to assess how treatment is progressing. A panoramic X-ray is always taken before the treatment begins. It is used to identify abnormalities and to determine if a particular treatment option will work. It also can be taken in any further phase of the treatment if needed. Taking dental impressions and creating jaw models allow us to study the position of each tooth and the relationships between the teeth and the jaws.
Only after carefully performed analysis can we formulate the best possible treatment plan for each patient.
Keep yourself informed about our state-of-the-art services that go beyond traditional braces to include highly aesthetic options like Invisalign® clear aligners, Damon®Smile, Damon®Clear™.
Retainers are the appliances that keep your teeth straight at the end of treatment. Once the active phase of orthodontic treatment has been completed, it is necessary to passively stabilize the new position of teeth.
Immediately upon the completion of the active phase of orthodontic treatment, the teeth position is still relatively labile, which means that the teeth have a tendency to return towards their initial disadvantaged position. With the help of a metal holder that connects to the inside of the tooth or the retainer (long-term holder), it is ensured that your new, beautiful smile will be lasting.