ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT – BRACES TREATMENT IN RS PURAM, COIMBATORE
Orthodontia or Orthodontic treatment, in simple terms, refers to Braces.
Orthodontic treatment is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the correction of dental and facial irregularities, particularly alignment issues of the teeth and jaws. Orthodontic treatment aims to improve the function, appearance, and overall oral health of a patient by properly aligning the teeth and jaws, which can have benefits for speech, chewing, and oral hygiene.
Orthodontic treatment typically involves the use of various appliances and techniques to apply controlled forces to the teeth and jaws, gradually moving them into their ideal positions. The specific type of orthodontic treatment recommended for an individual will depend on their particular orthodontic needs, which are assessed by an orthodontist, a dental specialist who has received additional training in orthodontics.
Some common orthodontic appliances and techniques include:
- Braces: Traditional braces are made of metal brackets bonded to the teeth, connected by wires and bands that apply pressure to move the teeth into alignment. There are also other types of braces available, such as ceramic braces that are tooth-colored, or lingual braces that are placed on the inner surface of the teeth for a more discreet appearance.
- Aligners: Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are a popular alternative to braces. They are a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom-made to fit over the teeth and gradually move them into alignment. Aligners are nearly invisible, and they can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, making them a convenient option for many patients.
- Retainers: After the active phase of orthodontic treatment is completed, retainers are often used to help maintain the corrected position of the teeth. Retainers can be removable or fixed (bonded) and are typically worn for a period of time to prevent the teeth from shifting back to their original positions.
- Palatal expanders: These appliances are used to widen the upper jaw when it is too narrow. Palatal expanders apply gentle pressure to gradually widen the upper jaw, creating more space for crowded teeth and improving the overall bite.
- Orthognathic surgery: In some cases, orthodontic treatment may be combined with orthognathic surgery to correct more severe jaw discrepancies or facial asymmetry. Orthognathic surgery involves surgical repositioning of the jaws to achieve proper alignment and balance between the upper and lower jaws.
Orthodontic treatment usually requires regular visits to the orthodontist for adjustments and monitoring of progress. The duration of treatment can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the specific goals of the treatment, ranging from several months to a few years.
Orthodontic treatment can provide a number of benefits, including improved oral health, enhanced facial aesthetics, and better function of the teeth and jaws. It is important to consult with a qualified orthodontist to determine the most appropriate orthodontic treatment plan for an individual’s specific needs and goals.
When is the best time to get Orthodontic correction?
The best time is generally during childhood or adolescence, but adults can get orthodontic treatment too – and more and more are doing so. Age is less important than having the right number of teeth and sound bone health. In younger children it may be necessary to wait for enough teeth to come through before starting treatment.
Adults and children are becoming increasingly particular about how they look and we are here to accommodate their every request.
Arasu Dental Care, one of the best dental clinic in Coimbatore offers the best solutions for malaligned teeth ranging from traditional metal braces, Ceramic braces, Metal Self Ligating, Ceramic Self Ligating braces as well as Clear Aligners (invisible braces).
Metal or traditional braces are the most common type of braces world-wide and have been around for over 100 years now. In the past, braces were very bulky and noticeable. Luckily, braces today are nothing like what they were 100 years ago. Advances in innovation and technology have made braces:
- More Comfortable
- More Effective
Metal braces are most popular among children and adolescent patients. They work by applying the braces to the teeth and connecting them with a wire. The wire is tied to the braces using elastic ties, which come in an array colors to choose from. To move the teeth, the orthodontist makes adjustments to the wire at your appointments every 4-6 weeks.
Ceramic braces are braces made of clear, tooth coloured material. They work in the same way as metal braces, but are more discreet and less visible. Compared to metal braces, ceramic braces are less noticeable and present an affordable alternative to metal braces.
SELF LIGATING BRACES
Self-ligating braces work similarly to metal and ceramic braces and are available in metal or clear/ceramic material. They too rely on braces and a wire to move the teeth. The difference between self-ligating braces compared to metal or ceramic braces is that self-ligating braces use doors or clips to hold the wire in place, rather than elastic rubber ties.