Orthodontic (braces) treatment forms a part of extensive dental health care plan. Your teeth can last for lifetime with good dental care and proper treatment. It is regarded as a smart investment for your dental as well as emotional health. Through this dental treatment your teeth is straightened or moved which also gives long term health benefits of your teeth, gums and jaws by extending the biting pressure all over the teeth.
Many people have crowded and crooked teeth that stick out affecting their appearance. These prominent teeth are more likely to get damaged, but with orthodontic treatment, you can regain back your normal look. In other condition the unevenness in your upper and lower jaws can cause your teeth to look different and lead to incorrect bit.
It can be corrected with the help of orthodontic treatment, as the basic goal of orthodontic treatment is to get an everlasting smile and a good bite which means straight teeth that enmeshes well with your teeth in the opposite jaw and enhances your look. This treatment works best in children or teenagers who are in their growing stage because it is not possible once their teeth are matured.
You should see an orthodontist at any of the following conditions:
• You feel a wonderful smile will boost your morale
• You want to look good
• Early or late loss of baby tooth
• Difficulty in chewing or biting
• Mouth breathing
• Difficulty in speech
• Bad oral habits like sucking fingers or thumb
• Biting cheek or the roof or your gum
• Grinding or clenching of teeth
• Facial imbalance or asymmetry looks
• Inability to close your lips
• Protruding teeth and
• Jaws that make sound, shift or protrude
• Types of Orthodontic Treatment
The traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before, as they are made of high quality stainless steel, metal braces and straighten your teeth using metal brackets and arch wires. They also have the option of adding colored elastics for a colourful and unique smile.
The ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on teeth than metal braces. This is the main reason why ceramic braces on used on older teenagers and adult patients that has cosmetic issues.
The term lingual braces refer to the tongue or palate surface of the tooth. The lingual braces are attached to the inside surface. In other words, lingual braces looks like a set of traditional dental braces that has been mounted on the inside of lingual side of the patient's teeth.
The term "Orthognathic' comes from the Greek word meaning 'to straighten' and 'gnathic' means related to the jaw. Hence the term 'orthognathic' means to straighten the jaw. Orthognathic is special dentistry treatment which is done to realign or straighten the jaws.
Conventional orthodontic treatment means straightening the teeth whereas the Functional Orthodontic Treatment is about reshaping and repositioning of upper and lower jaw. The goal of this treatment is to ensure beautiful faces and beautiful teeth. This treatment enhances or harmonizes the facial appearance. Age is not a matter when it comes to orthodontic treatment because what matters is a healthy smile whether its 60 or 16, and even when adults are growing they can take advantage of this improvement that comes from orthodontic treatment. The healthy teeth can be moved at any age.
Today, Orthodontics has come a long way as a treatment and all thanks to on-going research. Some of the options in this dental treatment comprises of tooth-coloured braces, metal braces, braces that go behind your teeth, clean aligners and other devices that are appropriate. You can always come to us and find out the best treatment to achieve the desired goal.