ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT (BRACES)
Take Care of your SMILE!
Many people are not confident about their smile, because not everyone has well-aligned teeth to give a perfect smile. Now, you don’t have to worry about your misaligned teeth because it can be treated with the orthodontic/braces treatment.
WHAT IS ORTHODONTIC/BRACES TREATMENT?
Orthodontic treatment is also known as Braces Treatment. Orthodontic treatment is a way of correcting the misaligned teeth using braces in order to improve the appearance and functioning of the teeth. This treatment also plays a vital role in long term health of your jaw joints, gums and teeth and prevents dental conditions like gum disease and cavities.
MISCONCEPTIONS OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT?
The common misconception of orthodontic treatment is that dental braces are only for kids. The thing is that the ideal age for the treatment is during childhood due to the flexible bones and continued growth, but that doesn’t mean adults can’t get braces. In conclusion, we can say age is not a concern when it comes to getting braces.
The other misconception for the orthodontic treatment is the cost. People think it is a very costly treatment, but it totally depends on the complexity of the case. From simple cases that take only a few months to treat to very complex cases, it may even take a couple of years. The benefit of having an expert orthodontist who provides exemplary care will be worth every penny you spend on the treatment.
WHY SHOULD YOU GET BRACES?
If your teeth are not aligned, then you should get braces. Most people are not bothered about their crooked or misaligned teeth. However, they know their crooked teeth can cause dental health problems.
The common symptoms that indicate you need braces are as follows:
- Visibly crooked or crowded teeth
- Difficulty during flossing or brushing crooked teeth
- Your crooked teeth frequently biting your tongue
- Your teeth don’t close over each other properly when your mouth is at rest
- Facing difficulty pronouncing certain sounds or words due to your tongue’s position under your teeth
- Your jaws making noises when you first wake up or chew your food
- Feeling fatigue, pain or stress on your jawline during or after chewing food.
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TYPES OF BRACES
There are several types of braces available in the market. Metal braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces and Invisalign are the most popular braces that can be recommended to the patients according to their needs.
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces consist of metal brackets and wires, which are attached to teeth and can be adjusted according to teeth alignment over the period of time. Recently, some orthodontists are using Heat-activated archwires with the traditional metal braces. This allows the body heat in the mouth to help move teeth more quickly with less discomfort.
Ceramic braces are very similar to the traditional metal braces. Ceramic braces are made of tooth-coloured ceramic material, so it blends into the colour of the teeth and becomes less noticeable. Ceramic braces are just as effective as traditional metal braces, but they are more expensive as compared to the traditional metal braces due to their property of blending with the colour of teeth and used ceramic material.
Ceramic braces may get stained if they are not properly taken care of.
Lingual braces are made out of metal similar to the traditional metal braces, but these braces are attached to the backside of teeth instead of the front. So that they can be virtually invisible or can not be seen from the outside. However, lingual braces are less effective than the traditional metal braces and take longer time to get desired results. It may also be very uncomfortable for the patients as they frequently come into direct contact with the tongue, and these are more difficult to clean.
Invisalign is the very different type of brace because it doesn’t contain any kind of brackets, wires and bands. Instead, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic trays which are worn over the teeth to guide misaligned teeth into their proper position. These trays or aligners are easy to replace and remove with the next aligner in the series. Most patients require 18 to 50 different trays or aligners to achieve their proper teeth position. Invisalign are more expensive than the other traditional braces.
STEPS TO GET YOUR ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT?
In order to begin your treatment at Singh Dental & Implant center, Haldwani, you must visit our clinic. At first, we will take a full mouth X-Ray, for dental, facial and skeletal evaluation. After getting all the information, we will plan how exactly the braces need to go on. Once we have briefed you about all the things like cost, time of duration and treatment plan, we can go ahead with the treatment.