‘Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover’ is just as relevant today as it was a century ago. Unfortunately, the world judges you on your first impression and that’s often your smile. If you’re looking for a beautiful smile and healthier gums and teeth, then orthodontic treatment might be able to help you out. This procedure addresses a number of orthodontic issues, while providing outstanding results without the embarrassment or discomfort of primary orthodontic braces, all within the same budget!
Why Should You Consider Orthodontic Treatment?
With the right orthodontic treatment, the probability of gum diseases and tooth decay are significantly reduced and you can regain confidence in your smile. Without proper and timely treatment, your gums can become tender and you might start losing your teeth, develop complications in your jaw, or end up with an improper bite that keeps you from indulging in your favorite foods.
At the Mahendra Dental Hospital, a strategic plan for your treatment can be charted as soon as you visit. You can discuss the different options available to you and choose between ceramic braces, metal braces or invisible braces. Our skilled orthodontists will talk you through the advantages and limitations of each procedure, so you can consider them carefully before you decide.
Age for Orthodontic treatment
Usually, problems can be detected by eight or nine years of age. Most orthodontic treatment is done after all the permanent teeth are through, at around 11 to 13 years. Some treatment can be started earlier, at about age eight or nine. With the arrival of Invisible braces even adults can be treated.
Orthodontic treatment is provided by an orthodontist. An orthodontist is a dentist who has done additional study to specialize in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of problems in the alignment of teeth and jaws.
The orthodontist or dentist will take detailed records of your teeth and jaw, diagnose any problem, plan the treatment and carry out the care as required.
Types of Braces/ Orthodontic Treatment options.
1. Metal braces
Metal braces are made from high-grade stainless steel and are the most common type of braces in use. They use elastic ties to hold the wire into the bracket.
2. Clear braces/ Ceramic Braces
Clear braces are an option for adult treatment‚ as the brackets are made from clear material. They are less conspicuous compared to metal counterparts.
3. Self-ligating Braces
Self-ligation is an advanced form of technology that can reduce the time you need to wear braces. It uses a high-tech wire system that is more comfortable than traditional braces and usually requires fewer adjustments reducing the number of visits and time.
4. Invisible Braces
Invisible braces uses clear removable tooth-aligners that gradually move your teeth without use of fixed braces .However not all problems can be corrected with this type of treatment. It is imperative that the patient undergoes thorough examination by the orthodontist for this treatment to be advised.
Clear Aligner therapy has come under the mainstream of orthodontic treatment over the past few years. The ever-increasing demand for AESTHETIC & COMFORTABLE orthodontic treatment and rapidly expanding SPECTRUM OF FEASIBLE CASES has seen clear aligner therapy successfully completing more than 3 million cases globally by various systems.
USFDA APPROVED clear aligner system which provides a hygienic, convenient and a clear solution for the correction of malocclusion without having to wear brackets and wires. The technology innovation of Clear aligner system not only gives the benefit of comfort, esthetics and hygiene to the patient but also offers control and predictability to the doctors in the course of treatment.