Orthodontics / braces/ wire treatment/ invisible dental braces
Dental braces (also known as orthodontic braces or braces) are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten. They are often used to correct under bites, as well as malocclusion such as forwardly placed teeth, crowding, rotations, cross bite, open bite, deep bite, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw. Braces can be either cosmetic or structural. Dental braces are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws and to otherwise assist in shaping the teeth and jaws.
Braces are of 4 types: metal, ceramic (tooth colored), lingual and invisible Invisible braces or clear aligners are wafer-thin, transparent aligners that fit snugly on your teeth and gently move them in place to give you a perfect smile. They offer you all the benefits of conventional orthodontics without the inconvenience of having to wear brackets and wires.
Q: Why is orthodontic treatment so important?
A: Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. A bad bite can also cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, difficulty in chewing and/or speaking, and excess stress on supporting bone and gum tissue. Without treatment, many problems become worse and can require additional dental care later in life.
Q: What are the benefits of getting invisible braces?
A: There are various benefits of getting your orthodontic treatment done by invisible braces, a few of them being
- Computer crafted:invisible braces are created using the latest digital mapping and moulding technology. These are 100% customised to your mouth design
- Transparent:invisible braces are clear so no one will know you're straightening your teeth
- Removable:you can remove your aligners to eat, drink or brush
- Comfortable:invisible braces have clear edges that don't irritate your gums or cheeks
- Effective:the treatment is completed in very short span of time – 4 to 12 months and shows the most accurate results
Q: What is the best age to see an orthodontist?
A: If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, then any age can be a great age to see the orthodontist. The Indian Orthodontic Society recommends that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of seven; however, orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children and teens, with about one in every four orthodontic patients being over the age of 21. Whether you're considering treatment for yourself or for a child, any time is a good time to visit the orthodontist.