ORTHODONTICS or BRACES is one term one and every is familiar with, be it a small child or an adult. Any dental or facial irregularity needs to be treated in todays aesthetic conscious world.
Orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile but it also improves bad bites(malocclusion). Malocclusion or bad bites in any form, should be treated as if left untreated they can result in a variety of problems.
- Crowded teeth are more difficult to brush and floss which may further contribute to tooth decay and gum diseases.
- Protruding teeth are more susctible to accidental chipping and impaired phonetics.
- Crossbites can result in unfavourable growth and uneven tooth wear.
Openbites can result in tongue thrusting habits and speech impediments.
Orthodontics not only creates a pretty smile but a healthier you!!!!
An orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, however there is an optimal time period to begin the treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and least amount of time and expense, because of timely detection of problems.Through our INTERCEPTIVE PROGRAMME FOR KIDS we can …create room for crowded erupting teth,….reduce need for tooth removal,…preserve space for unerrupted teeth,……..reduce time with braces and…..create a facial symmetry by influencing jaw growth.
Orthodontist at GUMS N SMILES recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of an ortho problem or no later than age 7!! At this early age orthodontic treatment may not be necessary but a vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.
ORTHODONTICS FOR ADULTS
With the everchanging scenario in the dental field and newer techniques being introduced everyday the GOOD NEWS is that orthodontic (braces) treatment isn’t limited for kids anymore!! We at GUMS N SMILES believe that its never too late to change your tooth alignment with orthodontics (provided your gums and bone structure are healthy)!!!
Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel, headaches and jaw joint pain.Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can not only dramatically improve your personal appearance and self esteem but also create a healthier you. The new techniques and appliances used by the orthodontist at GUMS N SMILES greatly reduce discomfort, frequency of visits, treatment time and also allows you to choose from several options.You now don’t have to stick to using metal braces but have an option of choosing from transluscent and /or tooth coloured ceramic braces, invisible (lingual) braces or transparent aligners (invisible braces) to improve mild cases of misaligned teeth.
Metal braces are the most common type that are now smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.They are also very popular with kids as they love using different colours of ligature ties.
CLEAR &/OR CERAMIC BRACES
Ceramic braces or clear braces are very similar to metal braces in function but are tooth coloured thereby making them less noticeable. They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal.
TRANSPARENT ALIGNERS (INVISIBLE BRACES)
Transparent aligners (invisible braces) is a great option for patients who do not have severe problems and / or are concerned with aesthetics during the treatment.The invisible braces system is a series of clear overlay templates called aligners that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. Each tray is made to move your teeth slightly and is worn for a few weeks.This system is availableto adult patients and some teenagers with certain bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the invisible braces system.
LINGUAL BRACES (INVISIBLE BRACES)
These are the ultimate in brace concealing technology!! Lingual braces are attached to the backside of the teeth, which makes them completely non visible.This advanced method makes lingual orthodontics particularly well suited for adults, who often want to improve the look and function of their teeth without letting anyone else know about their treatment. Lingual orthodontics are truly remarkable. They let one achieve the stunning results orthodontics offer, while at the same time being completely invisible!!!