Monday, 29 December 2014

Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics or orthodontia is a branch of dental science that deals with correction of teeth and jaw that are aligned improperly. Because of crooked or crowded teeth, it is hard to clean the teeth. So the accumulation of food or plaque on the teeth leads to tooth decay. And also the misalignment of teeth affects the appearance.

Orthodontic treatment helps to solve these problems. Orthodontic treatment needed when you have any of the following:
  • Overbite : It is the condition where the upper front teeth stick out over the lower front teeth.
  • Underbite : when the lower teeth are sticking out from upper teeth called under bite.
  • Crossbite : Upper teeth do not come down in front of  the lower teeth when biting normally.
  • Openbite : Occur space between biting surface of front teeth when back teeth are biting together.
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crowding : Teeth that are twisted or displaced. 

cross bite

Different methods are used in orthodontics for to move the teeth. The device that is used to move teeth are fixed device or removable device. These device are working by applying pressure on the teeth. The fixed devices include braces, special fixed appliances, fixed space maintainers.  

They are the commonly using fixed devices. Braces consist of arch wires, brackets and ligatures. The brackets are attached to the teeth by using special bonding glue. Arch wire is connected to these brackets and the ligatures are used to hold the brackets and wire together. All of these components apply pressure on teeth to move them into new position.


Special Fixed Appliances

These devices are attached to the teeth by using bands. They are used to control the thumb sucking and tongue thrusting.

Fixed Space Maintainers

This is used in children after the removal of milk teeth, for to keep the space until the occurrence of permanent teeth.

space maintainer

Removable devices include aligner, removable space maintainers, jaw repositioning appliances, lip and cheek bumpers, palatal expander, removable retainers, headgear.



Aligners are alternative to the traditional braces. They give the same effect of the traditional braces. Aligners are almost invisible and they do not contain brackets and wires. Aligners are easy to remove while eat and drink. Also they are easy to clean. But aligner cannot use foe certain types of teeth movements.


Removable Space Maintainers

They have the same function of fixed space maintainers. They are made of acrylic base. And have metal or plastic wire between teeth to maintain the space between them.


Jaw Repositioning Appliances

They are used in top or lower jaw for to close in a favourable position.


Lip and Cheek Bumpers

These devices are used to keep the lip and cheek away from the teeth. That is to prevent the force exerted by cheek and lip on the teeth.


Palatal Expander

It is used for to widen the arch of upper jaw. Plastic palatal expander placed at the roof of the mouth.


Removable Retainers

The retainers are used after the completion of the braces treatment. That helps to prevent the relapse of the teeth and hold them in new positions. It can also used to prevent the thumb sucking.

removable retainer


Headgear slower the growth of the upper jaw.

Orthodontics design and fabricate devices to realign teeth and jaws to produce and maintain normal function and to improve appearance.

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Friday, 19 December 2014

Ceramic Braces

Orthodontics provides number of teeth alignment options. Among that one of the better choice is Ceramic braces treatment. Ceramic braces have the same size and shape of the metal braces. But these braces are available in different levels of transparency. So ceramic braces are less noticeable than the metal braces because of availability of tooth coloured and clear ceramic braces. Most adults prefer ceramic braces because its blend with tooth colour. Ceramic braces are made of composition of materials. 
ceramic braces

Ceramic braces are mainly two types according to its transparency.
1. Clear ceramic braces.
2. Tooth coloured ceramic braces.

Clear Ceramic Braces

Clear ceramic braces are made of ceramic alloys. Because of its transparency most of the adults are following these braces. Ties will be either clear elastic tie or white metal tie. Among these, metal ties are more strong. 
clear ceramic braces

Tooth coloured ceramic braces

These ceramic braces are available in the colour of teeth.  The brackets and wires will be in tooth colour. Treatment with tooth coloured braces will take the same time of traditional braces. They required tiny elastic bands. So the elastic band may discolour due to from foods and drinks. Periodic change of elastic band required.
tooth coloured ceramic braces


  • Ceramic braces are invisible from distant view.
  • The ceramic brackets do not stain.
  • Less irritating than metal braces.
  • These braces are very strong.


  • They are very hard and brittle.
  • Ceramic braces treatment is expensive than the metal braces treatment.
  • Ceramic braces can not recommend for certain type of biting.
  • Do not easy to manage as metal braces.

Treatment Procedure

Treatment starts with cleaning of the teeth. Then the ceramic Brackets are attached to the teeth using a bonding glue. Then the clear arch wire attaches to the brackets. In some cases clear elastic ties are also provide to hold the wire in place. Periodic tightening also required. After the completion of the treatment, it is necessary to wear the retainer to hold the teeth in the new position.
Duration of treatment will be 18 to 24 months. The cost of the ceramic braces treatment will depend on different factors such as condition of teeth, type of braces  and restorative work need during or before the treatment.

If  your teeth are very light and more clear, then  ceramic brackets will usually create the best look . For teeth that have a normal to dark coloration, brackets that are tooth coloured may provide the best match. 

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Teeth Straightening with Metal Braces

Dental braces are the solution for different types problem such as overbite, crowded teeth, gapped teeth, open bite etc. Also used as a remedy for jaw problems. The above dental problems are making it difficult with eating, proper speaking or keeping your teeth clean. Today metal braces becoming smaller and more comfortable. The traditional braces or the metal braces consist of metal brackets and arch wires. They need periodic tightening and the pressure straightens the teeth gradually. Silver metal braces are most commonly used in orthodontic treatment. Elastic ties are also used to hold the brackets and the arch wires together. Traditional braces have excellent control over the teeth.

Metal braces

Traditional braces are made of  high quality stainless steel or titanium. The major three parts of metal braces are :
Brackets : They are attached to the teeth using a special type of glue and that holding brackets in place.
Arch wires : Help to move the teeth by applying force. It is a thin metal wire that connects the brackets.
Ligature : It is the elastic tie or rubber band that holds the metal brackets and arch wire together.

Metal braces are removed only after the completion of treatment.  Once the brackets are applied on the teeth, they constantly make pressure on the teeth and forces to move them into proper positions. Also need the periodic tightening of the arch wire. It is necessary to care the braces throughout the orthodontic treatment.

Advantages of Metal Braces

  • It takes only less treatment time than other braces.
  • You can use darker ligature, which cannot show curry, smoking, or black coffee stains. Self ligating metal braces have no ligature. So it does not make stain.
  • Metal braces are very strong.

Disadvantages of metal braces

  • They are more visible.
  • They make discomfort to cheeks and lips at first.
  • When you have a canker sore, they  irritate your gums more than ceramic brackets.


Dentist checks overall dental hygiene. Takes plaster model of teeth that help to plan the treatment. The brackets are attached to the front side of premolar and the front teeth with  bonding glue.  Encircle the molar with ring like band. Then the arch wire is attached to all the brackets and connect them. The arch wire controls the movement of the teeth. In some cases ligature or rubber bands are attached to brackets and wires.
Metal braces

Working of Metal Braces

Teeth start to move when the arch wire puts pressure on the brackets and teeth. Elastic band or ligature help to apply more pressure to specific direction. Braces apply constant pressure for to move teeth into desired position. When the teeth start to move, then the patients can feel loosens of teeth. Bone is then remodeled to support the teeth in the new position. Can apply pressure to individual teeth by customizing the arrangement of arch wire.

How long will have to wear the braces ?

The time required for the metal braces treatment varies from person to person. That depends different factors such as severity of the problem, the distance the tooth must travel, health of gums, teeth, and supporting bones etc. Once the braces are worn it will last for 2 years. After the completion of the treatment patient needed to wear retainers. It is for to prevent the relapse of teeth and to hold them in new positions.

Oral hygiene is very important with having braces. Because food and plaque can get trapped in between braces and wires. That lead to dental decay and enamel stains. Food can react with metal braces and produce a bleaching effect which cause spotting on the teeth. Brush your teeth after every meal. And floss twice in a week. It is best to clean your retainer as often as you brush your teeth. Because of a chance to build up plaque and stain on it. Place retainer in a cup of water when it take out for cleaning.
Traditional braces Treatment

You will be wearing your braces for a fairly lengthy period, so it is important to follow your orthodontist's instructions and care for them properly. While braces may seem like an inconvenience, once the treatment is over, your new smile will be all the reward you need.

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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Role of Invisible Braces in Orthodontics

Invisible braces treatment is an alternative to wire braces that straighten misaligned teeth for teens and adults. The invisible braces are made of medical grade plastic. Corrects the dental problem without the use of brackets and wires.These are never recommended when milk teeth are remaining. They will gradually shift the position of teeth.

Invisible braces

Advantages of Invisible Braces :

  • Clear :

    Invisible braces are practically invisible. So hardly anyone will even know you are straightening teeth.
  • Predictable :

    You can see the treatment result even before your treatment starts. Enjoy a better smile even before completing the treatment.
  • Customized :

    Doctor will take the impression of your teeth and customize invisible braces for your teeth.
  • Removable :

    You can remove these braces when you eat, drink, brush, floss or for special occasions.
  • Comfort :

    The edges of invisible braces are smooth. So they do not irritate gums and cheeks.

How to store Invisible Braces

You should take off invisible braces when you are eating or drinking or anything other than water. When you remove the invisible braces wash them with water to remove the saliva and store them in a cup of water. This can prevent the bacterial development. Always clean invisible braces with a toothbrush. If you are not doing like this, it will not be no longer invisible. The cleaning and storing of invisible braces keep them hygienic.
Invisible braces treats cases such as:
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite.
  • Underbite
  • Gapped teeth
  • Open bite

Risks with Invisible Braces are :

  • They do not offer certain types of teeth movements and correction of some malocclusion.
  • Not suitable for severely tipped teeth, rotated teeth, deep overbite.
  • Invisible braces may increase the chance of cavities on teeth.
  • The shape of your teeth will impose limitations for to use invisible braces.
  • Need to replace invisible braces after every 2 weeks.
  • Will change the way you speak.
  • Very easy to lose.


Invisible braces are custom made for your teeth by using revolutionary 3D computer technology. Over the course of treatment you will get set of invisible braces that you change once every two weeks. That will ensure that your teeth are moving to the desired position. Treatment will be last for 18 to 24 months. After the completion of treatment you will advise to wear a retainer to hold the teeth in the new position and to avoid the relapse of teeth. Length of the invisible treatment depends on the situation, the type of the invisible braces you are wearing and and how much teeth need to be moved or rotated.
The cost of the invisible braces is higher than the traditional braces. Your specific brace cost depend on the factors that include type and duration of treatment, any restorative work needed before or throughout the treatment.

Invisible braces

Invisible braces v/s metallic braces

The main difference between invisible braces and traditional braces are the method of application and the way of teeth straighten throughout treatment. Need tightening periodically for traditional braces. And also very difficult to maintain the oral hygiene. The noticeable appearance of traditional braces is its main disadvantage. But these metal braces have most control over the treatment process. This takes less treatment time than the invisible braces. Invisible braces treatment may not be effective for severe dental issues. The challenges of having braces is removal of food that trapped in wires and brackets. That lead to the formation of plaque eventually causes tooth decay. In case of invisible braces, it can remove at the time of eating.

The main aim of the dental care provider is to retain each patient's dentition for life long. Invisible braces increase the confidence of each patient in daily life. It helps to keep good oral hygiene. Straighten your teeth in form and function in a healthy manner.

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