Orthodontic Treatment

 

 

Invisalign Clear Aligners – With the use of a series of clear plastic aligners that are manufactured specifically for your mouth, Invisalign braces straighten teeth. Adults like them since the aligners may be removed and are hardly noticeable.

 

 

Clear/Ceramic Braces – Ceramic or “clear braces” are far less apparent than metal braces since they are tooth-coloured and blend together with your teeth. They are particularly well-liked by adult patients as a result.

 

 

Traditional Braces – The most common type of braces for children and teenagers remains metal ones. An arch wire is added to each tooth after the individual brackets are glued to them in order to gently force the teeth together.

 

 

FAQ’s

 

What is Orthodontics?

The area of dentistry known as orthodontics deals with the treatment of crooked teeth. With this procedure, the teeth are moved in order to improve aesthetics and achieve a proper functional occlusion.

How do I know if I need braces?

 

The three main causes for receiving orthodontic treatment are as follows:

  • To enhance the teeth’s and face’s attractiveness
  • To better the condition of the gums and teeth
  • To enhance function, i.e., to make eating simpler

 

 

What happens during an orthodontic treatment?

 

 

However, adults can also wear braces. Orthodontic treatment normally starts between the ages of 8 and 14.

 

Your orthodontist will conduct a thorough evaluation of your situation and develop a treatment strategy that is especially suited to your requirements. An examination, study model impressions, and the development of a treatment plan are all standard components of a consultation.

 

 

Is orthodontic treatment painful?

 

 

Based on the technique employed, while we will make every effort to keep you comfortable throughout your treatment, some discomfort may develop for 3 to 5 days after a fixed or functional appliance has been adjusted. Wax will be offered if a patient has brace rubbing on the inside of the cheeks or lips.

 

 

How long will the treatment take?

 

 

Depending on the severity and complexity of your situation, treatment normally lasts 12 to 24 months. You will be instructed to use a fixed or removable retainer after treatment to maintain your teeth’s new alignment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is an area of dentistry concerned with straightening patients crooked or crowded teeth. Orthodontics repositions teeth so that the patient’s appearance is improved and a good functional occlusion/bite is obtained.

Do I need braces to straighten my teeth?

The main reasons for patients having orthodontic treatment is to:

  • to improve the appearance of your teeth and face
  • to improve the health of your teeth and gums
  • to improve function and make eating more comfortable

What does orthodontic treatment involve?

Orthodontic treatment usually begins between the ages of 7-14 years old however many adults now also get braces to straighten their teeth. A full assessment of your smile and mouth will be carried out by your dentist who can plan your orthodontic treatment. A typical orthodontic consultation involves an exam, impression for study models and the creation of a treatment plan.

 

Depending on the patient’s needs and the extent of crooked or crowded teeth your dentist will either recommend clear Invisalign Aligners or Clear Braces such as Six Months Smiles Braces.

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