Braces- a Smile is always in Style

Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. This can lead to tooth decay, worsen gum disease and subsequent tooth loss. Orthodontic problems also contribute in abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing, excessive stress on gum tissue and the bone supporting the teeth, or misalignment of the jaw joints. These can lead to chronic headaches and face or neck pain. Orthodontic treatment can be less costly than the other dental care procedures required treating dental problems resulting from orthodontic problems. For majority of individuals, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. Once braces are off, you’ll have more self-confidence and social acceptance.

Commonly Seen Problems

crowding overbite


underbite crossbite


openbite deepbite
Last Updated on Friday, 19 November 2010 13:07
 

Braces for All Ages

Adults
Braces-for-all-AgesOrthodontic problems can be teated at any age, specially even in adults who actually appreciate the benefits of a charming smile. One out of four people in our practice is over 21 years of age. In Adults since there is no scope for the growth of jaw bone, there is tooth loss or associated wear and tear of teeth and bone loss in supporting gums at times and not always other dental procedures are also required in conjunction with braces to achieve the desired result.

With so many options to choose from ceramic to lingual braces having braces is so more conveinient today and anyone from beauty conscious teens to housewives and professionals alike can take the maximum advantage of a healthy smile today.
Kids
kidsthe best time for a dental visit for children is age 7 to advise intercept the problem at the formative stage and advise any orthodontic treatment if required. Problems such as crossbites, crowding and some other problems can be evaluated because by that time first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in. When treatment is begun early, the jaw growth and eruption of incoming permanent teeth can also be guided at times. Early start can also regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches to accommodate permanent teeth, also gain space for permanent teeth, at times avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions later on, reduce likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, correct thumb-sucking, and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems. As per the age old adage “prevention is better than cure”, early treatment can simplify later treatment.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 November 2010 11:21
 

Customized Solutions for your problems: Braces types

Choose your braces to fit your lifestyle:

Traditional-Metal-BracesTraditional Metal Braces

When you want braces to give you execellent results at lowest cost.

They are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today then ever before. They are made from high grade stainless steel and use nickel titanium arch wires to straighten teeth. They do an exceptional job of teeth alignment and cost less than the other options. Braces can be made more colorful to customize to your taste and colors can be changed at every visit for a more unique and colorful smile.

Ideal for children and teens where esthetics is not a major concern.


surgical_orthodonticsTooth Colored Braces

When you want to straighten teeth without showing too much metal and the procedure is too complex for clear aligners.

These tooth colored brackets are made from porcelain or high grade composite and are bonded or pasted on to the tooth surface. The arch wire and the brackets work together to get those teeth straightened and render a beautiful smile. Although they are not totally invisible but they are much less noticeable than the regular metal braces. The wires can also be made of tooth coloured material which further improves aesthetics. It is the only and excellent way of having braces of the lip side of the teeth in an aesthetic way. Ideal for teens and women where esthetics is a major concern and professionals. It’s the brace of choice amongst the adult population


incLingual Braces

When you want to straighten teeth without showing braces at all and the procedure is too complex for clear aligners.

Lingual braces are placed on the inner surface of the teeth rather than the front surface thereby making them completely invisible. They do cost more than the standard braces but are ideal for situations where the case is too complex for clear aligners or the patient desires absolute invisibility of the treatment. Ideal for people in the hospitality industry, in media and other professions where aesthetics plays a major role or professionals who want to hide their braces and not their smile.


Invisible-Aligners-(Invisalign)Invisible Aligners (Invisalign)

When you want to straighten teeth without showing braces at all.

Clear Transparent Removable aligners that are invisible once placed on your teeth! They are the treatment of choice for adults or teens who want absolutely invisible treatment. The only drawback is that it can be used in very selected cases where there is only mild to moderate problem with the teeth. Models of your teeth are made over which is subjected to the latest technology where a computer simulation is made of your postulated tooth movements. As per the simulation clear aligners are then fabricated incorporating these staged tooth movements. Aligners can also be removed with ease at your own leisure and can also be used for bleaching at the end of your treatment.


clockfaceRetainers

At the end of the treatment retainers are provided to stabilize the teeth in their new position and prevent them from moving. They can be removable or bonded as per the clinical requirement. Removable ones can be of two types conventional plates or clear as shown in the picture. Bonded retainers comprise of a thin wire bonded on the back side of the teeth.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 November 2010 12:08
 

How Orthodontic treatment works

How-Orthodontic-treatment-worksOrthodontic appliances or braces as conventionally called can be of metal, ceramic or plastic. They can be removable generally used in kids as habit breaking appliances, space regainers, arch expanders or post treatment retainers or they may be fixed where brackets are bonded to the teeth.

In fixed appliances or braces a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction is applied by the wires and brackets which slowly move teeth to a corrected position. The movements are gradual and thereby it takes time to complete the treatment process. Once the teeth have moved to the desired position the teeth are stabilized in that particular position by fixed or removable means.

Today the times have changed and it’s a great time to wear braces! Now You can choose brackets that are clear or metallic color or completely invisible (lingual).In Metallic braces one can even choose the  color of the ties that hold the wire in brackets to suit your mood.

Today the Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.

 

Duration of treatment

glassTreatment duration can range from one to two years to as per the growth pattern of the patient’s mouth and face, age of treatment and the type and severity of the problem. People grow at different rates and respond variously to orthodontic treatment, so the time taken for case completion may differ at times from the original expected estimate. The patient’s compliance in use of any prescribed rubber bands is also an important factor in achieving the most efficient treatment in expected time. Interceptive, or early treatment procedures undertaken in kids are of generally shorter duration and may take as few as six months.