Getting braces treatment for one’s teeth very is critical to an individual’s well beinag yet it is never talked about neither in social circles or in families except the unreal side-effects that people invent out of their own fears and the stigma attached to visible braces which leaves place for a whole lot of uncertainty and doubts. We aren’t family but we sure care enough to ensure your smile in itself is reason enough to make you smile.
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. A specialist in this field is called an orthodontist. Orthodontists receive three years of specialty education beyond their five years in dental college in a university approved by the Dental Council of India (DCI).
Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder and back pain. Teeth that are crooked or not in the right place can also detract from one's appearance.
The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime
Most orthodontic problems are inherited. Examples of these genetic problems are crowding, spacing, protrusion, extra or missing teeth and some jaw growth problems. Other malocclusions are acquired by thumb or finger-sucking, dental disease, accidents, early or late loss of baby (primary) teeth.
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, excess stress on supporting bone and gum tissue. Without treatment, many problems become worse and can require additional dental care later in life.
It’s recommended that your child gets an orthodontic check-up no later than age 7. By this age, orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present. That’s important, because some orthodontic problems may be easier to correct if they’re found early. Most orthodontic patients begin active treatment between ages 9 and 14.
Orthodontic treatment can be successful at almost any age. In fact, about one in every five orthodontic patients today is over age 18. Thanks to today’s smaller, invisible, more comfortable orthodontic appliances, including fixed braces and removable appliances, adults are finding treatment more appealing.
Patients who need orthodontic treatment generally have one to three years of active treatment, plus retention.
The cost of orthodontic treatment will depend on many factors, including the severity of the problem, its complexity and length of treatment. Your orthodontist will be glad to discuss the cost of treatment and your financing options with you before treatment begins. Patients are finding that braces are more affordable today than ever.
A retainer is designed to keep your teeth where your braces moved them thus making it an important part of your orthodontic treatment.
Wearing your retainer as instructed is the key to maintaining the success of your orthodontic treatment. There are a variety of retainers. Some are removable and some are fixed—that is, they are cemented to your teeth.