Orthodontic treatment involves aligning and movement of your teeth into desired positions according to the malocclusion. But Orthodontic treatment is not only restricted to braces!! Your child's treatment can start as early as 9-10 years of age utilizing the growth period of children by giving myofunctional appliances. These appliances can be very effective in stimulating the jaw growth or restricting it in few cases which can prevent future extractions of the teeth.
These braces are placed behind your teeth and therefore they are not visible even when you smile!!! These are one of the most advanced braces and are technique sensitive. Though you will need little time to get use to them, but once habituated they can be an excellent solution for young patients especially who are shy to wear conventional braces on their job.
As with any other braces, Lingual braces have undergone transformation too over the years. They are much smaller now, very much affordable with the option of self-ligation that reduces the irritation to a great extent.
Aligners are a revolution in Orthodontics. These are transparent trays that are custom fabricated according to patient’s malocclusion to bring about tooth movement. They are very comfortable and are removable. You can carry these transparent trays with you even if you are travelling abroad and do not have to worry about frequent visit to your orthodontist when you are not in your country. There are cases very patients have got married even while wearing these transparent trays!!
Just deciding your'e ready to transform your smile is a big step.
The next step is deciding the best way to do it. See why 5 million people have chosen Invisalign clear aligners.
Invisalign is virtually invisible.
This means you can always smile with confidence, as compared to traditional braces where the wires and metal brackets can be seen.
Invisalign aligners are made with SmartTrack® flexible material, making it super easy to remove and put on, unlike braces which are fixed. Now, you can enjoy your favorite food any time you want.
SmartStage® and SmartForce® technologies ensure there will only be gradual and gentle yet effective teeth movement throughout your treatment, as compared to braces which may irritate and cause pain.
Unlike braces where you have to visit your doctor every 3-4 weeks, Invisalign frees up your schedule with visits to the clinic only once every 6-8 weeks.
Invisalign treatment allows you to visualize every stage of the treatment, giving you a clearer picture of the treatment duration. Braces can only give you an approximate duration at the beginning of the treatment.
Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you can still floss and brush your teeth as per normal whereas braces may make it difficult for you to clean in between the metal brackets which can result in plaque accumulation and poor oral hygiene.
As the name suggests, they are tooth coloured and are esthetic. There are many varieties of ceramic braces available today right from monocrystalline to polycrystalline. These braces can be combined with ceramic coated wire which makes it almost impossible to recognize that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Conventional Braces require rubber or metal rings to hold wire in the bracket. Self-ligating braces does not require any ligation as they have an inbuilt lock in the bracket itself!! These braces shorten the treatment time in few cases and can be a very good option to lessen irritation from metal rings or unsightly colourful rings surrounding the braces. They are available in metal and ceramic.
These are conventional braces that have been used since ages and have shown excellent results.
These are the appliances that can bring about change in the jaws of growing children. These appliances can show magical results in ideal cases where even future surgery can be avoided. Since they have to be given at an ideal time when a child is growing, your child’s first visit to an orthodontist should be at the age of 9-10 years.
Children often display certain habits like thumb sucking, tongue thrusting or lip sucking. These habits if not stopped after a certain age can increase the severity of malocclusion which further increases the orthodontic treatment time in future.
Permanent teeth starts erupting after the age of 6 years and till 13-14 years, children are in mixed dentition having a set of milk teeth and permanent teeth. Milk teeth play an important role since they preserve the space for the permanent teeth that erupt later. But in some situations where milk teeth fall early due to decay, these spaces have to be maintained by space maintainer appliance. These appliances are very affordable and can help in reducing cost of your future orthodontic treatment to a great extent.