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We Make "U" Smile & the World Smiles with "U"
 
ORTHODONTICS
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Dental Braces Retainers
Appliance/ materials used by orthodontists to help straighten crooked teeth to obtain a beautiful smile naturally “It’s not over till it’s over” The most important step in treatment protocol is Retention
Braces consists of delicate materials like brackets, bands, wires & other fixed or removable corrective appliances, which work over a period of time to slowly move the teeth in the desired direction Retainers are essential to maintain the treatment results achieved They are needed to be used to prevent relapse

Causes of Malocclusion

Most Orthodontic problems are inherited. Examples of these problems, which have a genetic component, are crowding, spacing, protrusion and facial deformities.

Other problems are acquired because of thumb or finger sucking, mouth breathing, dental disease, abnormal swallowing, poor dental hygiene, the early or late loss of milk teeth, and loss of permanent teeth due to accidents, poor nutrition or related medical problems.

Candidate for Orthodontics

Your Dentist will consult a Specialist i.e an Orthodontist, who will determine whether you can benefit from orthodontics. Based on diagnostic tools that include a full medical and dental health history, a clinical exam, plaster models of your teeth, and special X-rays and photographs, the orthodontist can develop a treatment plan that's right for you.

If you have any of the following, you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment:

Buck teeth — Crossbite — Open bite — Misplaced midline— Spacing — Crowding

Timing of Orthodontic Treatment

There is no fixed age for getting Orthodontic treatment done. However, an Orthodontic consultation should be done at the age of 7.
Adult Orthodontics can be done at the age of 40 too.

Types of Orthodontic Appliances

Many different types of appliances, both fixed and removable, are used to help move teeth, retrain muscles and affect the growth of the jaws. These appliances work by placing gentle pressure on the teeth and jaws. The severity of your problem will determine which orthodontic approach is likely to be the most effective.

Metal Braces

 

Self Ligation Brackets which do not require any external elastic to hold the wire in place.

Normal Braces require colored/ transparent rings to maintain the wire in place

More Hygienic The rings may get discolored over a period of time
Better Treatment They are relatively difficult in clean-up
Ceramic Braces
 
Lingual Braces

Clear Aligners

 
In severe cases, if the specialist feels necessary, then surgery may be recommended
 

Functional Appliance Treatment
A functional appliance is an appliance that produces all or part of its effect by altering the position of the mandible/maxilla.

These appliances are indicated in ‘growing patients’.

Functional appliances are very good at correcting growth discrepancies, but are poor at aligning teeth. Consequently functional appliances usually do not remove the requirement for braces. However if braces are worn following functional appliances, keep in mind that much of the work has been achieved, and the braces should be on for a shorter time.

Various functional appliances have been mentioned here:
Removable functional appliances like Andresen appliance - Medium opening activator - Bionator - Twin Block, Orthodontic headgear, Orthodontic facemask and reverse-pull headgear, Fixed Functional Appliances like Herbst appliance & fixed twin block appliance

 
Before & After Treatment

After Care/ Maintenance of Oral Hygiene
During the course of orthodontic treatment, maintenance of oral hygiene is of utmost importance.
You will be told of how to clean and maintain your teeth at the dental office.