“Orthodontist” or Braces specialist is a specialist who not only corrects the crowed teeth with Braces, but helps to enhance smile and over all personality of a person.
Orthodontist can straighten the irregular teeth with Braces, and also they can correct protruded teeth, correct jaw position with myo functional appliances (can totally change the patient’s jaws with surgical orthodontics)
BRACES FOR GROWING CHILDREN
“Prevention is better than cure “ The old concept to show children to orthodontist once all permanent teeth have been erupted do not hold true nowadays. “Earlier the better” is the philosophy. Many types of developing malocclusions, jaw problems can be corrected with early intervention.
This is done usually in mixed dentition ( some permanent and some milk teeth are present) in which, space maintainer, space regainer, holding arches, guided eruption of teeth and jaw correction are done.
BRACES FOR ADULT
Adults and young adults (25 to 40 years) comprises almost 40% of our practice with increasing the number day by day. With advent of new materials, technology and comfort to the patient more and more adult patient are taking orthodontic treatment. Ceramic braces, lingual braces and Invisible braces are the choices for this age group who are socially active . “A beautiful confident smile” is need of honour and that is what we care to achieve for our adult patient.
BRACES FOR ADOLESCENT CHILDREN / YOUNG ADULT
Majority of patients are seen in this category when malocclusion (crooked, protruded teeth) is already established. But children are still growing and some jaw correction treatment can still be carried out in this age group.
Most of this age group (12 to 18 yrs) require jaw correction plus braces treatments. Depending upon the requirement (malocclusion); extraction, non extraction ,expansion are required. This is the most important age group for orthodontic treatment as self esteem and psychological well being is of utmost important for transition to adulthood . Correction of smile, teeth and boosting the self esteem is what makes them confident adults.
TYPES OF BRACES
1. INVISIBLE BRACES (INVISALINE)
Wearing braces has never been so convenient and comfortable. With recent advances in material technology, orthodontic treatments can be completed in a very short span of time, without anyone knowing about it. Gone are the days of ugly metal braces which had to be worn for years.
Invisible braces or clear aligners are wafer-thin, transparent aligners that fit snugly on your teeth and gently move them in place to give you a perfect smile. They offer you all the benefits of conventional orthodontics without the inconvenience of having to wear brackets and wires.
INVISBLE BRACES BETTER?
Invisible braces are created using the latest digital mapping and molding technology.
TRANSPERENT :- Invisible braces are clear so no one will know you're straightening your teeth.
CLEAR :- Invisible braces are clear so no one will know you're straightening your teeth.
COMFORTABLE REMOVABLE :- You can remove your alligners to eat, drink or brush.
EFFECTIVE COMFORTABLE :- Invisible braces have clear edges that don't irritate your gums or cheeks.
ONE VISIT EFFECTIVE :- The treatment is completed in very short span of time - 4 to 12 months and shows the most accurate results.
2. LINGUAL BRACES
These are a special kind of braces that work behind the teeth. They are customized to bond to the back of your teeth, leaving the front of your smile entirely untouched.
3. CERAMIC BRACES
Ceramic brackets are made of composite materials. They are very strong and generally do not stain. Adults like to choose ceramic because they "blend in" with the teeth and are less noticeable than metal. The ligatures (tiny rubber bands) that hold the arch wire on to the ceramic brackets are often white or clear. This looks great at first, but the ligatures can stain. Unless you eat a lot of curry, smoke, or drink a lot of black coffee, this generally isn't a problem. Note that the ligatures are changed each time you get an adjustment -- usually, monthly. It's only the ligatures that stain, not the brackets themselves!
4. METAL BRACES
Metal brackets are the ones that are most frequently used. They appear as small metal buttons that are glued to the front of each tooth. These tend to be less expensive than other types of brackets. Additionally, they can be made colorful with ligature rubber bands that come in a wide range of colors.