What is Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontic treatment is a series of processes to move poorly aligned teeth to a desirable position.

Orthodontic treatment can:

  • Improve the appearance.
  • Improve the biting position and chewing function.

Procedures

  1. Placement of orthodontic brackets.
  2. The orthodontic wire and orthodontic brackets are connected by elastics and stainless steel wires (ligatures).
  3. Regular dental visits are needed according to the instructions of the orthodontist.
  4. After the teeth have moved to the favourable positions,a retainer is used to hold and stabilize the teeth in these positions.

What is Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontic treatment is a series of processes to move poorly aligned teeth to a desirable position.

Orthodontic treatment can:

  • Improve the appearance.
  • Improve the biting position and chewing function.

Procedures

  1. Placement of orthodontic brackets.
  2. The orthodontic wire and orthodontic brackets are connected by elastics and stainless steel wires (ligatures).
  3. Regular dental visits are needed according to the instructions of the orthodontist.
  4. After the teeth have moved to the favourable positions,a retainer is used to hold and stabilize the teeth in these positions.

Braces Treatment & Orthodontic

Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth, to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. It can also help to look after the long-term health of your teeth, gums and jaw joints, by spreading the biting pressure over all your teeth.

Braces and other devices are used to straighten teeth.

  • closing wide gaps between the teeth
  • aligning the tips of the teeth
  • straightening crooked teeth
  • improving speech or chewing ability
  • boosting the long-term health of gums and teeth
  • preventing long-term excessive wear or trauma of the teeth
  • treating an improper bite

Treatment can improve the appearance of the teeth, but it can also lead to better chewing and speech function and help protect teeth from damage or decay, in some cases.

To achieve these goals, the orthodontist uses a range of medical dental devices, including headgear, plates, and braces.

What are the Benifits of Orthodontics?

  • Reduce the risk of decay-crooked teeth are difficult to clean
  • Reduce the risk of developing TMJ problems
  • Reduce the risk of injury – prominent teeth are more prone to trauma
  • Eliminate the excessive wear on your teeth that can be caused by a poorly aligned bite Straight teeth provide a healthier, more attractive smile
  • A beautiful smile increases your confidence and self-esteem

Braces Treatment & Orthodontic

Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth, to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. It can also help to look after the long-term health of your teeth, gums and jaw joints, by spreading the biting pressure over all your teeth.

Braces and other devices are used to straighten teeth.

  • closing wide gaps between the teeth
  • aligning the tips of the teeth
  • straightening crooked teeth
  • improving speech or chewing ability
  • boosting the long-term health of gums and teeth
  • preventing long-term excessive wear or trauma of the teeth
  • treating an improper bite

Treatment can improve the appearance of the teeth, but it can also lead to better chewing and speech function and help protect teeth from damage or decay, in some cases.

To achieve these goals, the orthodontist uses a range of medical dental devices, including headgear, plates, and braces.

What are the Benifits of Orthodontics?

  • Reduce the risk of decay-crooked teeth are difficult to clean
  • Reduce the risk of developing TMJ problems
  • Reduce the risk of injury – prominent teeth are more prone to trauma
  • Eliminate the excessive wear on your teeth that can be caused by a poorly aligned bite Straight teeth provide a healthier, more attractive smile
  • A beautiful smile increases your confidence and self-esteem

TREATMENT OPTIONS

We use different orthodontic systems which are popularly used worldwide.All the systems being used are available in the form of durable metal braces or as highly esthetic tooth colored ceramic braces.
Metal Braces are the most common type. They are made of high grade stainless steel. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive. Traditional metal braces are the first choice for most patients. These braces usually are the most durable and tend to move the teeth most efficiently, resulting in shorter treatment time.
Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. Clear braces are much less visible than other types of brackets, especially when coupled with white wires, but they also are less durable, which means that treatment can take a little longer.

How Long Does A Fixed Orthodontic Treatment Take?

The overall duration lasts for about 1.5 to 3 years. The actual time needed depends on the complexity of treatment.

Why should I have orthodontic treatment?

Many people have crowded or crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment will straighten the teeth or move them into a better position. This can improve their appearance and the way the teeth bite together, while also making them easier to clean.

Some people have upper front teeth that stick out and look unsightly. These ‘prominent’ teeth are more likely to be damaged, but orthodontic treatment can move them back into line. Or the way the upper and lower jaws meet can cause teeth to look unsightly and lead to an incorrect bite. Orthodontic treatment may be able to correct both of these problems.

When the teeth don’t meet correctly, this can put strain on the muscles of the jaw, causing jaw and joint problems and sometimes headaches. Orthodontic treatment can help you to bite more evenly and reduce the strain.

At what age should I have orthodontic treatment?

The best time is generally during childhood, but adults can have orthodontic treatment too – and more and more are doing so. Age is less important than having the right number of teeth. In children it may be necessary to wait for enough teeth to come through before starting treatment.

What does it involve?

The most important thing is to have a full examination. This will usually involve looking at your teeth, taking dental x-rays and making plaster models of your teeth.

Once you are sure you want to go ahead, the treatment can start as soon as you have enough permanent teeth.

Will I need to have teeth taken out to make room?

You may not have enough room for all your permanent teeth. If so, you may need to have some permanent teeth taken out to make space. Your dental team will tell you whether this is the case. Sometimes space can be made using other forms of treatment.

What are 'invisible braces'?

They are tough, clear plastic ‘aligners’ (moulds) that are used to straighten teeth. Several sets of specially moulded, slightly different aligners are made for each patient. Each set is worn for two weeks before being replaced with the next one. They are made from clear plastic, so they are nearly invisible. This means that no one need know you are straightening your teeth.

The aligners should be worn for 22 to 23 hours a day for the best results. They can be easily removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and for cleaning in between your teeth. You need to have all your permanent teeth before you can have this treatment.

How long will it take?

The length of treatment depends on how severe the problem is, and it may take anything from a few months to two-and-a-half years. Most people can be treated in one to two years.

What happens when the teeth are in the right position?

When treatment is finished the teeth need to be held in position for a time. This is called the ‘retention’ period, and the appliances that hold the teeth in place are called retainers.

The retainers hold newly straightened teeth in position while the surrounding gum and bone settles. The retainers can be removable or fixed, depending on the original problem.

Will it hurt?

Initially it may cause discomfort but later you will become used to with brace just like new goggles or shoes.

How many visits will it take?

Orthodontic braces usually need adjusting every month. Until finished your treatment.

How successful will it be?

Success depends on both the skills of the orthodontist, and the enthusiasm and helpfulness of the patient (and parents, if the patient is a child). It is important to follow any instructions given by the orthodontist and to go to any appointments you have with them.

The success of the treatment also depends on the commitment of the patient. For children’s orthodontic treatment it is very important that the patient is as keen as the parent.

Can orthodontics damage my teeth?

Your teeth can be damaged if you don’t look after them properly during treatment. The braces themselves will not cause damage, but poor cleaning and too many sugary foods and drinks can cause permanent damage to your teeth. Brackets, wires and braces can trap food and cause more plaque than usual to build up. So you need to clean your teeth and appliance very thoroughly.

Is orthodontic work permanent?

Even after retention, it is normal for minor tooth movements to happen throughout life.. However, it is unusual for teeth to alter enough to need more treatment.

How do I go about getting orthodontic treatment?

The first thing to do is to visit your own dental team and get their advice. Your dental team will know whether you need treatment and will make the necessary arrangements.

How do I care for my brace and teeth?

It is important to keep having your teeth checked by your dentist while you are having orthodontic treatment. You also need to take extra care of your teeth and mouth:
Clean your teeth carefully every day, including between your teeth where you can. Braces are delicate and you need to make sure you clean them carefully so that they do not break. Your dental team will be able to show you the special techniques to use depending on the appliance you are wearing.
Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks. Avoid snacks and drinks containing sugars, and fizzy drinks. Also, sticky and hard foods may damage your brace.
Brush your teeth last thing at night and at least one other time during the day. Use a mouthwash if you need to. Your dental team may recommend a stronger fluoride toothpaste, or perhaps a fluoride gel or mouth rinse, for you to use.