Considering orthodontic treatment? Would you like a straight set of teeth and a beautiful smile? A beautiful smile gives you confidence, which is reflected in your personal and professional life. In addition to aesthetic goals, orthodontic treatment is also used to treat bite problems and wearing of teeth. We provide orthodontic treatments at our Tullinsuu clinic in Tampere.

By booking a consultation visit to an orthodontic specialist, you can get information about the different treatment options and their costs. Consult our dentists on the treatment options that are right for you. The Tullinsuu clinic in Tampere offers a wide range of treatment options. Payments can be made in instalments using the OP Tililuotto overdraft.

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Orthodontic treatment for adults

Orthodontic treatment can be started at any age. The results achieved in adults are just as good as with children. As we age, our teeth have less space in the jaw. Crooked teeth are more difficult to clean, which can impair the health of the supporting tissues or make teeth more prone to decay.

Patients referred for orthodontic treatment may have a history of prolonged headache or neck and shoulder pain, earache, tooth wear, and jaw fatigue and pain. Other reasons for seeking orthodontic treatment may include missing teeth, either congenital or due to a trauma, and sometimes psychological, aesthetic issues.

In adult orthodontics, the goal of the treatment is a balanced occlusion with smooth, clean and beautiful teeth.
Patients in orthopaedic care include young students, working-age patients, as well as retired adults. It’s never too late to get a beautiful smile!

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Orthodontic treatment for children

If your child’s permanent teeth emerge crooked, it’s a good idea to check well on time whether orthodontic treatment is needed. Treatment is commonly started at the age of 9–12 but orthodontic treatment can be started at any age.

Orthodontic treatment that’s started while the child is still growing can benefit from the jaws’ growth and the eruption of the teeth. This can reduce bite problems in adulthood and give you even, easy-to-care-for teeth.

Once the permanent teeth erupt, the treatment can be started to guide the teeth directly into their correct positions. Smoother teeth and a better occlusion can be achieved by starting the treatment early on when the jaws are still growing.

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Various orthodontic techniques

Orthodontic treatment can be carried out using different techniques, depending on individual goals and the condition of the teeth. The appropriate technique will be determined by your orthodontic specialist on a consultation visit.

Traditional wired braces

Traditionally, orthodontic treatment is performed with brackets that are glued to the outer surface of the teeth. The purpose of the brackets and the wires that join them is to provide forces to move the teeth into their correct positions.

Clearcorrect clear aligners

ClearCorrect works with your dentist to produce a transparent aligner that fits your mouth perfectly. It helps straighten your teeth while avoiding the worsening of bite problems. Clear aligners are more comfortable to use than traditional braces due to their snug fit and pleasant feel. ClearCorrect aligners are removable, meaning you can take them out while you eat and brush your teeth. The transparent material makes the aligners hardly visible on the teeth.

Transparent aligners (invisalign®)

Orthodontic treatment can also be performed using transparent, removable aligners that allow the teeth to be moved gradually. A new tray is produced every 2–3 weeks. Transparent trays are hardly visible on the teeth. A consultation with an orthodontic specialist will help you find out if this treatment is right for you.


Damon is a fixed orthodontic system that uses controlled forces and low-tension wires to achieve effective results. The Damon brackets differ from traditional brackets in their self-ligating mechanism, that, among other benefits, makes it easier for the patients to clean their mouths during the treatment process.

Lingual orthodontics

Orthodontic appliances can also be attached to the inner surface of the teeth. In lingual orthodontics, brackets attached to the inner surfaces of the teeth and a wire are used to guide the teeth into the desired positions. On average, the progress of the treatment is monitored once a month at the dentist’s surgery. Lingual techniques are a particularly effective option for those who want the process to be as discreet as possible.

Is orthodontic treatment safe?

Orthodontic treatment is safe as long as the pre-treatment examination, the actual treatment and the follow-up are carried out under the supervision of a specialist dentist.

Products marketed as orthodontic appliances for home use, often available online, can be harmful and don’t treat the patient’s occlusion, which is an important part of good orthodontic care.

Orthodontic treatment is the safest ‘cosmetic’ surgery available: it’s taken care of by the tissues themselves! All that is needed is an orthodontic appliance that guides the teeth into their correct position under the supervision of a specialist dentist.

Before orthodontic treatment, X-rays are taken of the teeth (orthopantomograph) and the skull (lateral cranial imaging), and plaster casts of the upper and lower jaw are prepared. The X-rays are taken to ensure the roots of the teeth can withstand the subsequent movement in the jawbone. In addition, teeth, their supporting tissues and gums are checked for any cavities, broken fillings or tartar. Orthodontic treatment can be performed on teeth that have undergone root canal treatment.

Cavities in the teeth should be taken care of before any orthodontic treatment. With the help of X-rays and plaster casts, the orthodontic specialist will make a precise, individualised plan for your orthodontic treatment.