♦ Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that corrects dental spacing and bite irregularities. The purpose of treatment is to create healthy teeth and jaws by addressing the alignment of the opposing teeth.
♦ Correcting the Relationship between the Teeth and Jaws.
♦ Braces may be necessary when teeth are improperly aligned, or the jaws do not meet together properly. Interceptive orthodontics can prevent some spacing problems during tooth eruption and oral development. Retainers are used to preserve the results following orthodontic treatment.
♦ The earliest age to screen a child is seven years. If the jaw bones are disproportionate in size the Orthodontist can modulate the growth to normalize their size at this age.
♦ Metal braces are the conventional type of braces made of stainless steel. They are still widely accepted by majority of the patients.
♦ As the name suggests these are made of ceramic. Ceramic braces are white in color. These are aesthetically superior to metal braces.
♦ Also called as Lingual Braces, These braces are fixed on the inner side of the teeth and hence are practically invisible.
♦ A series of clear, aligners can be used as an alternative to traditional metal dental braces in certain patients. It is a bit costly but totally clear, you will look so regular after wearing them.
♦ Adults and older teens love the benefits of clear braces. These translucent aligners can be removed for easy care and maintenance, not to mention the freedom they give you to eat whatever you want. These systems work by placing slight amounts of pressure on your teeth. Every two weeks the aligners are changed out to further progress your tooth movement.
♦ Besides the cosmetic advantages of having straighter teeth, a properly aligned bite is less prone to complications like:
♦ Better Cleaning Less Decay
♦ Gum disease (periodontitis)
♦ TMJ disorder
♦ Headaches, migraines
♦ Tooth fractures
♦ Premature tooth wear
To find out whether or not conventional braces or clear braces are right for your needs, it’s important to schedule a consultation with us. We Have specialists who, during your visit, will thoroughly examine your oral anatomy, dental health and discuss what concerns are your biggest priorities. We’ll take a series of digital X-rays, photographs and impressions of your teeth to fully assess the way they fit together.