Orthodontic Treatment

What is Orthodontic treatment / Dental Braces?

Orthodontic treatment is a part of cosmetic dentistry which is also known as Dental Braces. It is a way where in, orthodontic treatment corrects the misalignment of the tooth by aligning it from the jaw,improving the facial structure and gives the patient a beautiful smile. Dental braces treatment also improve the irregular biting process, the level of crooked teeth that do not fit together correctly.

Why should I get Braces?

It is assumed that most of the people have crooked teeth because of weak development of the jaw, mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, reverse swallowing and thumb sucking that are real causes for crooked teeth. Dental Braces or Orthodontic treatment will help to straighten the teeth or move them into a better position.

In some patients, it is seen that their upper front teeth are placed forwardly which may cause problems of teeth fracture. This treatment will help to fix the problem by placing the tooth in the correct position.

Expert’s Opinions

  • Dr. Jena Shah says "orthodontic treatment brings positive changes in the individual who wants to correct their smile. However, she adds a commitment to discomfort and pain required as it causes gentle discomfort. She further keeping your teeth clean is also one of the important aspects so your teeth will also stay healthy".
  • Dr. Preethy Nagarajan Dental Director of Sabka dentist says "braces are the boon to crooked teeth Because no more a person needs to compromise his self-esteem".
  • Dr. Reena Waghela BDS, Dental Director for Clinical Operations at Sabka Dentist says "patients who come for regular checkup has lesser chances of tooth decay. Because any tooth problem will be identified and treated in its early stage".

When the teeth don’t meet correctly, they put strain on the muscles of the jaw, causing jaw and joint problems and in some cases headaches. The orthodontist can help by correcting the position and equalizing the biting force evenly and reduce the strain. Dental Braces or Orthodontic care is not just cosmetic in nature. It also can benefit long-term dental health. Straight, properly aligned teeth are easier to brush and floss. This can help reduce the risk of tooth decay. It can also help prevent gingivitis, an inflammation that damages gums.

What is the cost of Dental Braces Treatment or Orthodontic Treatment?

The price of the Orthodontic treatment or dental braces ranges from 20,000/- to few lakhs as there are different types of dental braces with different features. The treatment price also depends on the diagnosis. The various types of dental braces are metal braces, ceramic braces, self ligating braces, lingual braces and invisible braces. You can find the exact price of dental braces or orthodontic treatment at Sabka dentist by visiting our price list online https://www.sabkadentist.com/dental-treatment-pricing-list/

At what age should I have Dental Braces or orthodontic treatment?

Dental Braces Orthodontic treatment is generally best carried out in children, but adults can have orthodontic treatment – and more and more are doing. Age is less important than having the proper number of teeth. In children, it may be necessary to wait for enough teeth to come through before starting treatment.

How to go about orthodontic treatment?

The most important thing is to have a full examination. This will usually involve looking at your teeth, taking x-rays and making plaster models of your teeth. Your dentist or orthodontist will then discuss what treatment is possible. Once you are sure you want to go ahead, the treatment can begin as soon as you have enough permanent teeth.

Are Dental Extractions required for Dental Braces or Orthodontic Treatment?

You may not have enough room for all your permanent teeth and so it may be necessary to take out some permanent teeth to make space. Your dentist will tell you whether this is the case. Sometimes space can be created using other forms of treatment.

What should a detailed orthodontic treatment plan include?

Orthodontic treatment can be done by many sorts of appliances, which most people know as “braces”. Everyone has a slightly different bite, so the treatment techniques vary. Braces are the most common approach and help move the teeth slowly by applying precise amounts of light pressure over a long period of time. Most orthodontic treatments occur in two phases:
  • The active phase— Braces or other appliances are used to move the teeth into proper alignment and correct the bite.
  • The retention phase— A retainer is used to hold the teeth in their new positions for the long term.
In addition to braces, orthodontists sometimes use special appliances (called functional appliances) to direct the growth of the jaw in young children.

What are braces?

When teeth need to be guided more accurately, fixed appliances are used. These appliances have brackets and bands temporarily stuck to the teeth, these are braces.

What are the different types of braces available?

Types of Braces at Sabka Dentist: At Sabka Dentist, a patient is provided a wide range of options for the dental braces treatment. The patient can choose the option that best suits his lifestyle, profession, and budget. The following are the three types of braces that are available for orthodontic treatment at Sabka Dentist. 1) Metal Brackets: This the most basic option for the braces treatment at Sabka Dentist. The orthodontist who is an expert at orthodontics treatment bonds simple metal brackets to your teeth and uses a combination of wires and elastics to move your teeth into the most suitable position. The wire is held in position using the elastics. Pros: This treatment is the most economical. It is the most traditional form or orthodontics and hence most orthodontics are able to understand and conduct this treatment. Cons: The treatment time is longer than the more advanced systems like Self Ligation. Since the system uses a combination of wires and elastics, there is more food lodgment in between the elastics, wires and the brackets. The elastics also sometimes break due to which the patient might have to visit the clinic again. Unlike Self Ligation System, this system cannot avoid tooth extraction in certain cases. 2) Ceramic Brackets: This is also the basic form of orthodontic brackets, however, they are made up of white ceramic. The ceramic brackets due to the color which is similar to the color of the teeth, are virtually invisible and hence are aesthetically better than the metal brackets. The elastics used here are transparent and hence complement the invisibility of the ceramic braces. Pros: Virtually invisible and hence better aesthetics (look better), economical as compared to other options and requires basic orthodontic skills from the orthodontist. Cons: The treatment uses exactly the same methodology and process as in the above case of metal brackets, except for the fact that the brackets are made of ceramic instead of metal. Hence have the same cons of longer treatment time, extraction issues and presence of elastics causing food lodgement and plaque deposition. 3) 3M Metal Brackets: These braces are manufactured by one of the largest and most advanced manufacturers of orthodontic supplies in the world ie. 3M. 3M is a large conglomerate that is a leader in a multitude of businesses like healthcare, chemicals, films like car windshield films, glass, household products like Scotch Brite, Stationery Supplies like staples, sticky pads, glue etc. Read more information on 3M products. 4) 3M Ceramic Brackets: Same like the above, they are manufactured by 3M and are same in function as the Ceramic Brackets quoted above (point 2). 5) Self-Ligation Metal Brackets: These use more advanced technology in orthodontics or braces treatment which is called self-ligation. Self Ligation does not use elastics to hold the wires on the brackets and hence avoids the use of elastics and ligation wires. This allows the orthodontics to apply larger forces on the teeth thereby increase the pace or speed of the teeth movement. Due to this the treatment time is reduced. Also, in certain cases, extraction of teeth can be avoided by self-ligation which is not possible with traditional brackets. Pros: Faster treatment and hence lower treatment time, fewer deposits of food, easier to maintain and better hygiene, shorter appointments with the orthodontics and better patient comfort. Cons: More expensive than traditional braces. 6) Self Ligation Ceramic Brackets: These function with the same methodology and process as the S/L Metal Brackets mentioned above. However, they’re made of ceramic and hence are of the same color as your teeth due to which provide better aesthetics. Pros: Faster treatment and hence lower treatment time, fewer deposits of food, easier to maintain and better hygiene, shorter appointments with the orthodontics and better patient comfort. Cons: More expensive than traditional braces. Ask your Orthodontist the best option that suits you.

How to take care of Braces?

Brushing carefully is more important with braces treatment as a lot of food debris can stick around the brackets. There special small brushes called proxabrush which help to clean the debris around the brackets and elastics. With braces, you should avoid eating too much sticky and hard food as that can lead to breakage of the brackets and delay the treatment time.

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