The Importance of Beautiful, Straight Teeth
Do you have bad teeth alignment/crooked teeth or improper jaws that are affecting your smile?Do you face issues while chewing or biting food due to non-alignment of teeth or jaws? Looking out for a beautiful Smile at any age ??
Don’t get frustrated or nervous if you have borne with such a misalignment dental issues.
Advanced and Latest Orthodontic Treatment Options at WCI Dental Care are at your service with Senior, Expert and Best Orthodontist Doctors to solve such issues. Crooked teeth and unaligned teeth are difficult to maintain hygiene and keep clean as there are lots of chances to get food stuck, tooth decay and it gives extra stress to your muscles. Crooked teeth are also created detraction or ignorance in people.Thus, orthodontic plays an important role in crafting the desired smile as it deals with the arrangement of teeth and jaws.
Do I Need Orthodontics?
Do you have any of the following issues then you should consult with your orthodontist?
Overbite – sometimes called “buck teeth” — where the upper front teeth lie too far forward (stick out) over the lower teeth
Underbite — a “bulldog” appearance where the lower teeth are too far forward or the upper teeth too far back
Crossbite — when the upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower teeth when biting together normally
Open bite — space between the biting surfaces of the front and/or side teeth when the back teeth bite together
Misplaced midline— when the centre of your upper front teeth does not line up with the centre of your lower front teeth
Spacing — gaps, or spaces, between the teeth as a result of missing teeth or teeth that do not “fill up” the mouth
Crowding — when there are too many teeth for the dental ridge to accommodate
Not able to chew food properly in spite of having all Teeth, but not in right position.
Food getting stuck in between teeth and causing frequent cavities.
How Does Orthodontic Treatment Work?
Many different types of appliances, both fixed and removable, are used to help move teeth, retrain muscles and affect the growth of the jaws. These appliances work by placing gentle pressure on the teeth and jaws. The severity of your problem will determine which orthodontic approach is likely to be the most effective.
Fixed appliances include:
1.Braces — the most common fixed appliances, braces consist of bands, wires and/or brackets. Bands are fixed around the teeth or tooth and used as anchors for the appliance, while brackets are most often bonded to the front of the tooth. Archwires are passed through the brackets and attached to the bands. Tightening the archwire puts tension on the teeth, gradually moving them to their proper position. Braces are usually adjusted monthly to bring about the desired results, which may be achieved within a few months to a few years. Today’s braces are smaller, lighter and show far less metal than in the past. They come in bright colours for kids as well as clear styles preferred by many adults.
2.Especially fixed appliances — used to control thumb sucking or tongue thrusting, these appliances are attached to the teeth by bands. Because they are very uncomfortable during meals, they should be used only as a last resort.
3.Fixed space maintainers — if a baby tooth is lost prematurely, a space maintainer is used to keep the space open until the permanent tooth erupts. A band is attached to the tooth next to the empty space, and a wire is extended to the tooth on the other side of the space.
Removable appliances include:
4.Latest Painless Orthodontic Treatments Clear Aligners — an alternative to traditional braces for adults, serial aligners are being used by an increasing number of orthodontists to move teeth in the same way that fixed appliances work, only without metal wires and brackets. Aligners are virtually invisible and are removed for eating, brushing and flossing.
5.Removable space maintainers — these devices serve the same function as fixed space maintainers. They’re made with an acrylic base that fits over the jaw, and have plastic or wire branches between specific teeth to keep the space between them open.
This is Hi-Tech technology which predicts the movement of teeth every 15-20 days and makes the next aligner ready .This is very helpful for Traveling patients, abroad patients, those who don’t want metal or pricky braces in mouth and also can avoid monthly visit.
6.Jaw repositioning appliances — also called splints, these devices are worn on either the top or lower jaw, and help train the jaw to close in a more favorable position. They may be used for temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ).
7.Lip and cheek bumpers — these are designed to keep the lips or cheeks away from the teeth. Lip and cheek muscles can exert pressure on the teeth, and these bumpers help relieve that pressure.
8.Palatal expander — a device used to widen the arch of the upper jaw. It is a plastic plate that fits over the roof of the mouth. Outward pressure applied to the plate by screws force the joints in the bones of the palate to open lengthwise, widening the palatal area.
9.Removable retainers — worn on the roof of the mouth, these devices prevent shifting of the teeth to their previous position. They can also be modified and used to prevent thumb sucking.
10.Headgear — with this device, a strap is placed around the back of the head and attached to a metal wire in front, or face bow. Headgear slows the growth of the upper jaw, and holds the back teeth where they are while the front teeth are pulled back.
How much does it cost?
Orthodontics covers lots of dental issues and treatments varies according to the conditions. We are always thrives for transparency across our services, quality and pricing. For more infor related to fees please check our pricing table.