The criterion for orthodontic treatment is good bone support and not the age of the person. Orthodontic treatments in adulthood are also quite popular as well as successful.
Clear aligner therapy is an orthodontic treatment in which the patient wears a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually move the teeth to improve the bite function and/or the aesthetic appearance.
Often adults feel that teeth straightening is too much…
Lingual bracesare custom made fixed braces, bonded to the back of the teeth making them invisible to other people. In lingual braces the brackets are cemented onto the backside of the teeth making them invisible while in standard braces the…
They match with the teeth, thus making the treatment aesthetic .Some people feel that they are more comfortable than metal and irritate your gums less.Ceramic brackets do not usually break or come off your teeth. They are very strong, and…
Metal brackets are very strong and withstand most types of treatment .Metal brackets tend to be the least expensive of all the types of braces .They tend to take the least amount of time amongst all the types of braces.
Self-ligating brace is defined as “a dental brace, which utilizes a permanently installed, moveable component to entrap the archwire.” These are available in both ceramic and the steel systems.
They have the following advantages:
More hygienic as no rubbers/bands are used.
These are used where a lot of retraction of the protruding teeth is required.
Mini Implants for anchorage are used in orthodontic treatment where a lot of retraction of the protruding teeth is required. The advantage is that the displacement of…
These are appliances that are made by a dentist to combat unsolicited habits in children. Some of the common habits are thumb sucking, finger biting, nail biting, lip biting, mouth breathing, tongue thrusting etc .They can be either a fixed…
Orthodontic appliances are necessary when braces alone are not adequate to fully correct your orthodontic problem. e.g.
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