BRACES
 
ORTHODONTIC BRACES
Orthodontic Braces are a device used to align teeth and their position with regard to
a person's bite. They are often used to correct malocclusions such as underbites, overbites, cross bite and open bites, or crooked teeth and various other flaws of teeth and jaws,
whether cosmetic or structural.
 
Smile Specialists /Orthodontists
Orthodontists are highly trained specialists ,who after graduating from dental school, go on to additional full-time education in an orthodontic residency program supervised by orthodontists. They regularly treat young children, teens and adults. Unlike general dentists they exclusively treat malocclusions.
 
Treatment may be advised for any of the the under mentioned reasons
  • Preserve or gain space for erupting permanent teeth.
  • Correct harmful oral habits.
  • Reduce likelihood of impacted permanent teeth.
  • Improve aesthetics and self-esteem.
  • Influence jaw growth in a positive manner.
  • Harmonize width of the dental arches.
  • Improve eruption patterns.
  • Lower risk of injury to protruded upper incisors.
  • Improve some speech problems.
 
TYPES OF BRACES
 
METAL BRACES  
   
CERAMIC/ TRANSPARENT BRACES  
   
INVISIBLE BRACES  
 
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Types of Orthodontics
In the past, patients looking for straight teeth had to opt for fixed wire braces which would be constantly worn for upwards of a year. Braces could be metallic or the more esthetic transparent/ceramic braces .Fortunately, due to recent innovations in dental technology there are now more options for tooth realignment than ever before. Modern orthodontists can offer many types and varieties of braces:
  • Traditional braces are stainless steel, sometimes in combination with nickel titanium, and are the most widely used. These include conventional braces, which require ties to hold the archwire in place, and newer self-tying (or self-ligating) brackets. Self-ligating brackets may reduce friction between the wire and the slot of the bracket, which in turn might be of therapeutic benefit.
  • "Clear" braces serve as a cosmetic alternative to traditional metal braces by blending in more with the natural color of the teeth. Typically, these brackets are made of ceramic or plastic materials and function in a similar manner to traditional metal brackets. Clear braces have a higher component of friction and tend to be more brittle than metal braces. This can make removing the appliances at the end of treatment more difficult and time consuming]
  • Lingual/Invisible braces are fitted behind the teeth, and are not visible with casual interaction. Lingual braces can be more difficult to adjust to, since they can hinder tongue movement.
  • Progressive, clear removable aligners (one example of which is Invisalign) may be used to gradually move teeth into their final positions. Aligners are generally not used for complex orthodontic cases, such as when extractions, jaw surgery, or palate expansion are necessary.
 
Invisible/ Lingual braces
An Invisible brace can be used in much the same way as traditional orthodontic equipment but the key difference is the lack of the usual metal supports on the front of your teeth. A lingual/Invisible brace can be placed on the back of your teeth, hiding the majority of the metal parts. This means that they can realign your teeth just as effectively as traditional braces but without the unsightly 'metallic look' braces. There are several advantages to using an invisible brace over their traditional counterparts. The main benefit is cosmetic, as Lingual/Invisible braces aren't visible from the front which makes them an excellent option for patients who wish to avoid the highly-visible traditional braces. In addition to being completely concealed, your lingual / Invisible brace will strengthen and realign your teeth in the same time frame as traditional braces. Lingual/ Invisible braces can be used on patients of any age and are increasingly popular in middle aged patients who want dental treatment without the orthodontic equipment interfering with their day to day life. Refer to the FAQ section for more information on invisible brace and other online resources.
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DIFFERENT MALPOSITIONS
Deep Traumatic Bite and Crowded Teeth. Protruding Teeth with Spaces
   
Severely crowded upper and Lower Teeth. Early crowding
   
Severe Crowding causing Gum problem. Open Bite with crossbite
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