Orthodontic Treatment

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Orthodontic treatment commonly known as dental clip treatment is a treatment modality which involves series of processes to move irregularly aligned teeth in desirable position.
The goal of orthodontic treatment is a beautiful smile and a good bite. A good bite makes it easier for you to bite, chew and speak. beautiful smile adds to self-esteem, self-confidence and leads toward career advancement.

TYPES OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT:

REMOVABLE

FIXED METAL

FIXED CERAMIC

FIXED SELF LIGATING

INVISIBLE LINGUAL

INVISIBLE INVISALIGN

RETAINERS

 


Removable

These removable appliances help in correcting minute irregularities.as the name denotes,it can be removed and placed in the mouth anytime by the patient.
This includes functional appliance ,retainers.
Functional appliances are used during growth stage so that teeth are properly guided to desired position after the growth period terminates.
appliances include ACTIVATOR,BIONATOR,TWIN BLOCK.FRANKEL APPLIANCE

 

Advantages:

 

  • Cheap
  • Can be removed at will

 

 

Disadvantages:

  • Patient can misplace very often
  • Time consuming even for a simple tooth movement
  • Different types of tooth movements cannot be achieved

 

Metal Braces

 

Most commonly used orthodontic brackets.it is placed on to the teeth with the help of cements and bonding agents.then wires are placed through the brackets and held in position using rubber bands called modules.WATCH VIDEO FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

Advantages:

  • Cost effective
  • Available in all clinics

 

Disadvantages:

  • Metal color and so esthetic appearance is compromised
  • Longer duration of treatment(2yrs)
  • Limited arch expansion.

 

Ceramic Braces

 

These braces is similar to that of metal braces except for the color of bracket.brackets are tooth colored in this variety and hence it has greater esthetic value than metal braces.WATCH VIDEO FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

Advantages:

  • Esthetic

 

Disadvantages:

  • Longer duration(2yrs)
  • Limited arch expansion

 

Self Ligating Wires

 

SELF LIGATING BRACKET SYSTEMS is advanced orthodontic treatment which gives the expected result in shorter period of time.
It has self lock within its bracket.and hence rubber bands or modules are not required to hold the wires in position as in metal and ceramic braces types.therefore friction is reduced.
Reduces the time duration in treatment by half.WATCH VIDEO FOR MORE DETAILS

 

Advantages:

  • Faster and permanent treatment
  • Less friction.so painless
  • Easy to clean .ease of maintenance
  • Good amount of arch expansion possible.so it can be treated without extraction of teeth.

 

Disadvantages:

  •  Metal color

 

Lingual Braces

 

Lingual braces are those which are fixed on to the inner side of the tooth.as the brackets are not seen outside,your smile will never become metallic one.WATCH VIDEO FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

Advantages:

  • Aesthetic.

 

Disadvantages:

  • Discomfort
  • Chair side treatment duration will be more.(time taken in each appointment will be more)
  • Longer duration of treatment.

 

Invisible Braces

 

Invisalign or clearpath aligners are the leading invisible orthodontic treatments available.in this variety ,we take your teeth moulds and then prepare clear splints that snaps on your teeth.you will have the advantage of removing the splint as and when required.(during brushing or eating).this helps in easy maintenance of oral hygiene even during the course of orthodontic treatment.WATCH VIDEO FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

Advantages:

  • Highly aesthetic
  • no painful ulcers seen
  • oral hygiene maintenance will be high.

 

Disadvantages:

  • Costly.
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