Dental braces (also known as braces, orthodontic braces, orthodontic appliances or cases) it’s the dental treatment modality very popular and treatment of choice among teens, young adults and adults. Now days with advancement in technology, this treatment is possible for adults also, which was not possible a decade ago. Thanks to recent research faculties and technology worldwide. It’s a treatment that aligns and straightens teeth & helps position them with regards to a person’s bite, while also aims to improve dental health. They can be used for correction of open bite, deep bite, under bite, over bite, cross bites, crooked teeth & various other flaws of teeth and jaw.
The treatment is so effective that by the end of it you get all new smile, face profile and all new you. The treatment is usually of 18 months for both the arches depending upon severity of the case. The concept is to give best possible occlusion (bite) & smile. The application of braces moves the teeth as a result of force and pressure on the teeth. Braces have constant pressure which over time moves teeth into the desired positions. By the end of treatment, you get all new teeth arrangement, new face profile and a new smile as we try to give it in best possible way.
There are different varieties of braces as a traditional metal wired braces, clear braces (ceramic or poly crystalline), gold plated stainless steel (for patients allergic to nickel), Lingual braces, progressive clear removable aligners (example of which as invisalign, originator & clear correct). Most recent advancement in metal braces is self ligating braces system. Orthodontic surgeon can choose and suggest any of them according to patient case and his budget.
Orthodontia, also called orthodontics and Dentofacial orthopaedics, is a special field of dentistry that deals primarily with mal-positioned teeth and the jaws: their diagnosis, prevention and correction. Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth, to improve the appearance of the teeth and function. It can also help to look after the long term health of your teeth, gums and jaw joints by spreading the biting pressure evenly over all your teeth. It helps correct teeth and jaws that are crowded, have over or under- bites, or are otherwise positioned improperly, which makes it difficult to clean resulting in various dental and oral problems. This also involves correcting malocclusion, which is the misalignment of a bite or incorrect spacing between teeth. This is usually accomplished through the use of orthodontic braces or clear aligners such as invasalign, originator, clear correct, clear aligner etc.
Orthodontic treatment is usually divided into preventive, interceptive and corrective orthodontic treatment.
Preventive (for toddler and teen) includes treatment like space maintainers, serial extraction, bite guards, trainer appliances, myofuctional and face props. This modality helps to prevent suspected disease of future.
Interceptive treatment involves some appliances like twids myofunctional appliance, twin block appliance, Howleys appliance and face bows etc which help patient to guide teeth and bone in a desired position during growth phase of patient. This modality helps to treat disease at an early, initial stage. This helps to treat problems in initial stage only, before it gets converted into full blown disease.
Corrective (for adults) orthodontic appliance involves active appliance like ‘orthodontic braces’ and in some cases orthognathic surgery is advised along with braces. It’s advisable after completion of growth face of patient. This modality is preferred after disease is full blown.
Orthodontist offers many orthodontic treatment options, including traditional metal braces, clear braces, invasalign trays, lingual archwires, removable appliance, or even partial treatments. We’ll help you to decide which orthodontic treatment is best for you based on the severity of your bite, the degree of dental misalignment and your hopes regarding treatment times and the final results.
Straight teeth and a correct bite reduce the risk of future dental issues and help you to smile more confidently. With straight teeth, you have a better chance of preventing plaque build-up, which often leads to gum disease. Straight teeth are easy to clean, maintainable hence lesser dental problems. You’ll also be able to chew food properly and speak better.
Whatever orthodontic treatment we determine depends on your individual case records, study model analysis, X ray findings and other investigations etc. We also have specialised cephalometric softwares where we can see post treatment prospective outcome even before starting actual treatment. We can virtually do surgeries on computers to predict outcome of the treatment. Thanks a lot to advanced technology.
Our braces will straighten your teeth, help you bite and chew correctly, improve your oral health and help you feel better about yourself! So when are your teeth getting straight.