Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry dealing with diagnostics and treatment of irregularities in teeth, jaw and faces at children and adults.  Our goal is to achieve, during the therapy, a good function of the oral system and an ideal smile which is in line with your facial features.

Orthodontic treatment comprises the use of various braces and clear aligners which position the teeth and the jaw at the right position using gentle force. This is the best way to improve the health of your teeth and obtain more beautiful and harmonious smile.


Basic benefits of orthodontic therapy

Basic benefits of orthodontic therapy

Example: teskoba: nedostatak prostora u zubnom nizu Meziodens ortodoncija Progenia Impakcija zuba

  • Corrections irregularities of the bite and establishing proper functions of swallowing, chewing, breathing and speaking
  • The damage prevention of the prominent (protruded teeth)
  • Achieving a healthy and beautiful smile
  • Establishing optimal conditions for oral hygiene
  • Making room in teeth line in patients having an hereditary lack of teeth, as an introduction to the further prosthetic rehabilitation

Center for Dental Esthetics and Implantology has the latest system of orthodontic braces which facilitate a comfortable, painless and short therapy. Fully transparent braces  meet the requirements of patients with very high esthetics standards. 


Fixed orthodontic braces

Fixed orthodontic braces

Example: teskoba: nedostatak prostora u zubnom nizu Impakcija zuba

Fixed orthodontic braces achieve a proper proportion of the jaws, an optimal teeth line as well as an ideal position of teeth in them. Therapy with the help of fixed braces solves problems such as:

  • Dominant (protruded) upper jaw – distal bite
  • Protruded lower jaw – progeny
  • Lack of room in teeth lines (“dense teeth”, “crooked teeth”)
  • Excess of room in teeth lines (gapped teeth)
  • High Gothic palate
  • Overlapped, rotated, inclining teeth
  • Supernumerary tooth - mesiodens
  • Hypodontia (missing teeth)


The decision on whether fixed braces is an ideal solution for you will be made after a detailed anamnesis clinical review, functional analysis the analysis of study models and x-ray as well as of face photographs.


Fixed braces are differentiated by the material they were made of:

Metal braces – contemporary sophisticated technology has come out with a new generation of metal braces which are of smaller size,  less conspicuous and increasingly meet esthetic standards. Elastic bands that fix wire to the brace can vary in so the braces can look interesting and fun. Patients can choose colors of the elastic bands themselves at obtain a new color at every dental check and so get new looks.

Esthetic braces - we apply are completely transparent. Many patients insist on having the invisible braces on a tooth, which is ensured with these braces and which gives them the self-confidence to smile during the therapy

• Lingual braces - are the same as traditional metal braces, except that the brackets and wires are placed on the inside of teeth, so that they cannot be seen in a smiling patient.

Removable orthodontic appliances

Removable orthodontic appliances

Removable orthodontic appliances, known as "children’s braces," are used in cases of the irregular teeth and jaws in children, in the period from the appearance of the first permanent tooth until the termination of permanent dentation (the appearance of all permanent teeth).

The time for the beginning of therapy is individual. We advise parents to make a first appointment for an orthodontic check at the period of substitution of deciduous teeth with the permanent ones (at the age of six or seven). Timely control is very important in order to prevent the development of orthodontic anomaly.  

For instance, discomfort (lack of space in teeth line) arises after too early loss of lateral decidous teeth or decidous molars. The discomfort is prevented by building the guardians of spans i.e. lack of span for a permanent tooth which is to grow there.

Removable appliances are consisted of acrylic flats and wire elements. They can be manufactured in various colors depending on a child’s desire and can have shells and pictures of their favorite cartoon characters.

Removable appliances are sometimes used as a preparation for a therapy with fixed braces.    

Functional appliance

Functional appliance

Functional appliance conveying the power of the tongue, mouth and cheek power to the teeth and the jaw bring about the correction in the irregularity of the bite. They are applied in patients who need a further stimulation of the jaw growth.  


They can be:

  • Removable– patients position and remove them themselves from the mouth. They are made of acrylates. They are ideal for the period of intense growth (adolescence).

For instance, in children with insufficiently developed lower jaw these apparatuses are successful in solving the problem of irregular bite.  By stimulating the growth they set the jaw in its ideal position. This therapy also helps to achieve the harmony in a child’s facial features.

  • Miofunctional appliance – made of silicon.  Ideal for eliminating bad habits: breathing through mouth, tongue pressing, thumb sucking etc. In addition they lead to the correction in the irregular bite and tooth position.  Given the fact that they are made of an elastic material, children accept them gladly.
  • Fixed appliances – after the completed period of intense growth, they are used in combination with fixed braces for the correction of the irregularity in bite. 


Crowded teeth

Crowded teeth

Example: teskoba: nedostatak prostora u zubnom nizu

Crowded teeth is an orthodontic anomaly when there is not sufficient span for all the teeth in the jaw. This results in rotations, inclinations and the growth of teeth completely out of teeth row. The causes of this orthodontic anomaly are manifold. It can be inherent (disharmony in teeth width and in the jaw) or acquired (as a consequence of an early loss of decidous teeth).


The therapy, depending on the patient’s age, can be carried out with removable appliance or fixed braces. The therapy plan is decided after a detailed anamnesis, clinical examination, functional analysis, x-ray analysis, study models and the dental photography.  



Example: Meziodens

Mesiodens is a supernumerary tooth present in the midline between the two central incisors.

In most cases this tooth never comes out. The possibility of its existence is denoted by the presence of the diastema between the crowns of the upper incisors which are leaning one to the other (the presence of convergent diastem).  The definite diagnosis is made only after the x-ray analysis and depending on localization the therapy can be planned.

In addition to the widening of the incisor’s roots meziodens can also be an obstacle to the appearance of the other adjacent permanent teeth.

The therapy understands the extraction of the mesiodens  and then positioning the teeth in the appropriate position in the teeth row by means of the fixed braces or removable orthodontic appliance. 



Example: ortodoncija Progenia

Progenia ("protruded" lower jaw) is an orthodontic anomaly at which the lower jaw dominates over the upper one. This kind of orthodontic irregularity is hereditary compared to upper. What bothers the patient most is the disharmony between the smile and the facial features (due to the fact that the lower jaw is over pronounced, the lower incisors are positioned in front of the upper ones).

Depending on the age of the patient the therapy is carried out after a detailed diagnosis by means of the fixed braces or removable orthodontic appliances. The patients with a pronounced progeny demand additional therapeutic procedures. 

Impacted front teeth

Impacted front teeth

Example: Impakcija zuba

The presence of the remaining decidous teeth in adult patients is a common occurrence nowadays. The milk teeth are smaller, of a different color and shape from the other teeth and thus affect the esthetics of the smile. The presence of the remaining milk teeth can be the result of impaction (detention) of a permanent tooth in the bone.

The presence of the impacted tooth is usually detected by a dentist after an x-ray. The patient reports an absence of a tooth in the esthetic zone and generally that is the moment when they learn about the presence of a tooth which failed to grow.

The most common impacted teeth are canine teeth. In the former time the therapy of the impacted teeth understood a surgical extraction. It was not only the harmony of the smile that was affected but also some irregularities were caused in the bite. Nowadays the impacted tooth can be very successfully positioned in the tooth row by means of fixed brace. The canine teeth are the ones which give the smile a character and have an important chewing function. That is why it is crucial to perform detailed diagnostics and position those teeth in a proper position in the tooth row by means of fixed braces.