Orthodontic Treatment of Teeth: It is a field of dental treatment whereby crooked teeth and ailing jaws are treated, repaired, fixed, and stabilized thereafter. Hence, it has been observed that the teeth, that are juxtaposed together and which do not fall in proper line and length pose a significant threat to oral hygiene. Moreover, such an unpleasant scenario paves way for scores of major health complications such as TMJ syndrome, neck pain, shoulder and back pain and acute headaches and so on. Thus, broken and beastly teeth are also a major hurdle on the glorious facial appearance and for securing an elegant smile.
Thus, (refined) orthodontics has been a surgical line of dental treatment where solutions are broken and bent teeth are carved out. Moreover, this has been a unique line of dental research and surgery, and it requires an additional two years of study to become a qualified orthodontic surgeon. However, typical candidates for such complications have been the following cases:
A).IfOpen Bite is experienced: This refers to a scenario whereby there exists a considerable gap between the biting edge of the front teeth. Thus, it leads to severe pain and problem while chewing food. It also leads to plaque and germs getting concentrated in this place too quickly.
B).If OVERBITE is witnessed: It is yet another physical deformity. It occurs when either the upper front teeth set lands ahead or behind over the lower teeth set. The situation is also known as buckteeth.
C).Underbite is malicious: It is a common oral view when the lower teeth ferret out than the corresponding upper bunch of teeth. It is also referred to as bulldog like teeth arrangement.
D).Misplaced Midline Layout: It is yet another unfortunate scenario whereby upper-front teeth do not exactly meet the corresponding central lower teeth.
E).Gap between teeth: This is the case when there exist gaps or spaces between the teeth and this also hampers proper utilization of teeth and jaw and further may lead to severe problems.
Orthodontic Treatment @ Dr Khosla’s Clinic : Hence, at this point, we wish to step in to pronounce that we have been renowned bunch of celebrated dentists serving in Gurgaon, Delhi NCR, under the esteemed guidance of Dr Sunil Khosla. While for above-mentioned problems, the treatment is divided into the categories of fixed and removable devices.
1. Braces: It is the name given to a collection of three items, namely, bands, wires, and angular brackets. Thus, while bands act a holding device as they bind the teeth or affected tooth, but brackets are aligned with the front of the targeted tooth. Finally, the wires are delicately pulled through the brackets and are tied with the bands. However, the greater degree of sophistication has changed the modern day braces largely as they are lighter and include lesser metal than their predecessors include. Braces fall in the category of fixed appliances.
2. Aligners: This is a removable dental appliance, which is widely used in orthodontics. These can be used in the place of braces as well, and a striking feature has been that they remain invisible.
3. Jaw Repositioning Device: These devices are meant to be worn on either the upper or the lower jaw and its used has proved to be immensely useful in relocating the displaced jaw to its normal position. These are mostly used in TMJ syndrome.
4. Palatal Expander: Another apparatus can produce wonders. It is a plastic plate, which is used to widen the arch of the top jaw.
If my teeth have been crooked for years, why do I need orthodontic treatment now?
A: There is no time like the present, and healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Orthodontic treatment can create or restore proper function, and teeth that work better usually look better, too. A healthy, beautiful smile can improve self-esteem, no matter what your age.
What are my options if I do not want braces that show?
A: Lingual braces, which are attached behind the teeth, are an excellent option if you do not want your braces to show at all. Ceramic braces may be another option to lessen the visibility of braces; they blend in with the teeth for a more natural effect. Additionally, the use of a series of clear aligner trays (invisible braces) instead of traditional braces may be used to correct some problems.
How do I know if my child is in need of orthodontic treatment?
It is usually difficult for you to determine if treatment is necessary because there are many problems that can occur even though the front teeth look straight. In addition, there are some problems that look intimidating and complex, which will resolve on their own. A general checkup by your dentist or orthodontist is a good place to start with.
What age should my child is seen by an orthodontist?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child be evaluated by age 7. Early detection of some orthodontic problems is important in order to take early corrective action and avoid more difficult treatment later.
Can you be too old for braces?
No, age is not a factor, only the health of your gums and bone, which support your teeth. About 25% of our orthodontic patients are adults, and that number is still growing!
Will it hurt?
Orthodontic treatment has improved dramatically. As a rule, braces make your teeth sore for a few days, but it is not painful. This annoyance can be relieved with an over-the-counter pain reliever. Today’s braces are smaller, more comfortable and use technology that reduces the discomfort. We use the latest in miniature braces and the highest quality of orthodontic materials in order to reduce discomfort and treatment time.
What is the length or duration of orthodontic treatment?
Braces may be on between 6 months to 30 months, or longer depending on the age of the patient, the severity of the problem, the patient’s cooperation, and the degree of movement possible.
What are extraction and non-extraction therapy, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
Extraction therapy is a technique where some teeth are removed to make room for the other teeth in your child’s mouth. This is in contrast to non-extraction therapy where one expands a patients’ jaw and shave down some teeth to make everything fit.