Why Orthodontic Treatment at Apex Dental Centre?
- Over 1500 satisfied patients – With this experience we know best treatment options and material for your problem.
- Treatment by Orthodontists – Dental Braces treatment is handled by full time Orthodontist. In case you need minor alignment at odd hours, you always have doctors available in the clinic.
- Conservative Treatment – Since we have all MDS doctors, we can confidently combine all expertise and save your teeth from extraction.
- Dr Manreet Sidhi – MDS Othodontist, manages all ortho cases with Dental Braces
You may require orthodontic treatment for different problems…
- The front teeth protrude – treatment not only improves the patient’s appearance, but also protects the teeth from damage; people with protruding front teeth are more likely to injure them in sports, falling down, etc.
- Crowding – if the patient’s jaw is narrow, there may not be enough space for all the teeth. In such cases the orthodontist may have to remove one or more teeth to make room for the others.
- Impacted teeth – an adult tooth does not emerge from the gum, or only emerges partially
- Asymmetrical teeth – the upper and lower teeth do not match, especially when the mouth is closed but the teeth are showing.
- Deep bite (overbite) – when the teeth are clenched, the upper ones come down over the lower ones too much
- Reverse bite – when the teeth are clenched, the upper teeth bite inside the lower ones
- Open bite – when the teeth are clenched, there is an opening between the upper and lower teeth.
- Underbite – the upper teeth are too far back, or the lower teeth a too far forward (“bulldog” appearance)
- Crossbite – at least one of the upper teeth does not come down slightly in from of the lower teeth when the teeth are clenched; they are too near the cheek or the tongue
- Spacing – there are gaps or spaces between the teeth, either because a tooth is missing, or the teeth simply do not fill-up the mouth (opposite of crowding)
When can orthodontic treatment start?
- Treatment will not usually commence until the child is about 12 or 13 years old; when the adult teeth have come through and developed fully. In some cases treatment may start a couple of years later if teeth problems had not become noticeable beforehand.
- Children with a cleft lip and palate may require orthodontic treatment before their adult teeth have developed completely.
- Good oral hygiene is essential before any orthodontic work can begin. When devices are placed on the teeth, bits of food are much more likely to become stuck; the patient will need to brush much more carefully and more often to prevent tooth decay while treatment is ongoing.
- Patients who have not reached good oral hygiene standards beforehand are much more likely to suffer from tooth decay after treatment begins.
What are treatment options?
Today’s orthodontics offer more kinds of braces than ever before. Check out your options:
Metal braces/Traditional braces
These are the metal brackets and wires that most people picture when they hear the word “braces.” However, modern brackets are smaller and less noticeable than the notorious “metal-mouth” braces than many adults remember. Plus, new heat-activated archwires use your body heat to help teeth move more quickly and less painfully than in the past.
Pros: Least expensive type; colored bands give kids a chance to express themselves
Cons: Most noticeable type of braces
Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in to teeth. Some even use tooth-colored wires to be even less noticeable.
Pros: Less noticeable than metal braces; move teeth much faster than clear plastic aligners (Invisalign)
Cons: More expensive than metal braces; Brackets can stain easily if patients don’t care for them well
Lingual braces are the same as traditional metal braces, except that the brackets and wires are placed on the inside of teeth.
Pros: Invisible from outside
Cons: Difficult to clean; more expensive; not appropriate for severe cases; can be more uncomfortable at first; regular adjustments take longer and are more difficult than with traditional braces
Invisalign consists of a series of 18 to 30 custom-made, mouth guard-like clear plastic aligners. The aligners are removable and are replaced every 2 weeks.
Pros: Almost invisible; Patients can eat and drink whatever they want
Cons: Will not work for serious dental problems; only available for adults and teens, not children; more expensive option; can be easily lost and costly to replace; treatment may potentially take longer
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