Know all about your Braces Treatment
Many people want to have straightened teeth and a beautiful smile. But a few will take steps to correct the smile. Braces treatment will make your teeth straight which can help you to achieve the dream smile you want.
What is the braces treatment?
Braces often called orthodontic treatment is a procedure of straightening on moving teeth, to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. It can also help to look after long-term health of the teeth, gums and jaw joints, by spreading the biting pressure over all the teeth.
Why should I have braces treatment?
Many people have crowded or crooked teeth. Braces treatment will align the teeth or move them into a better position to improve their appearance but also the way they bite together, while also making them easier to clean.
In some patients, the upper front teeth are out and look unsightly. These ‘prominent’ teeth are more likely to be damaged, but orthodontic treatment can move them back into line. In other people, the jaw bite (the way the upper and lower jaws meet) can cause teeth to look unsightly and lead to an incorrect bite. Orthodontic treatment may be able to correct both.
When there is a jaw bite problem, this can put pressure on the muscles of the jaw, causing jaw and joint problems and in some cases headaches. Braces treatment can help you to bite more evenly and decrease the strain.
What age is good to have orthodontic treatment?
Braces treatment is generally best carried out in children, but adults can have orthodontic treatment – and more and more are doing. Healthy teeth are more important than your age. In children, it is required to wait for enough permanent teeth to come through before starting treatment. Orthodontics require the co-operation of the dentist and patient.
Dr. Manan Dhulia Dental Director at Sabka dentist says “There is more risk of the cavity when you wear Braces due to food traps between the brackets. Keeping it clean is important during this time”.
Who carries out orthodontics?
In Sabka dentist clinics the qualified dentists who studied MDS and specialised in orthodontics will treat patients. Our eminent dentists are empathetic who understands patient needs.
What does it involve?
The most important thing is to have a full examination. In your appointment, the dentist will look at your teeth, takes x-rays and making plaster models of your teeth. Your dentist or orthodontist will then discuss what kind of treatment you require. Once you are sure you want to go ahead, the treatment can begin as soon as you have enough permanent teeth.
Tooth extraction is necessary to create space?
You may not have enough room for all your permanent teeth and so it may be necessary to take out some permanent teeth to make space. Your dentist will tell you whether this is the case. Sometimes space can be created using other forms of treatment.
How is treatment carried out?
There are a few different options in the treatment. The different type of treatment can be done by different appliances or materials.
What are the brackets made of?
Fixed braces are not always made of metal. Plastic and ceramic can be used, especially for adults who need cosmetic appeal.
How long will it take?
The duration of the treatment depends on how severe the problem is, and may take anything from a few months to two-and-a-half years. Most people can be treated in one to two years.
Dr. Rupali Gujar Dental Director at Sabka dentist says “Almost every patient feel good after the braces treatment. This is because the improved smile is the first thing and their decision and effort to bear the pain stands next”.
What happens when the teeth move in the right position?
When braces treatment is finished and teeth moved in correct position teeth need to be held in position for a time. This period is called retention. Appliances that hold the teeth in place are called retainers. The retainers hold straightened teeth in position. The retainers while the surrounding gum and bone settle. The retainers can be removable or fixed depending on the teeth and gum position.
How many visits will it take?
Braces appliances usually need adjusting every 4 to 6 weeks. Your dentist tells you how often your apple will need adjusting.
Will it hurt?
Braces treatment can cause discomfort at least in the beginning. If you are finding impossible to bear the orthodontist may be able to carry out adjustments to help. You may feel pain and uncomfortable immediately after adjustment but this will settle.
How successful will it be?
The success of the treatment depends on a partnership between the skills of the orthodontist, and the enthusiasm and help of patient and parents. It is important to follow any instructions given by the orthodontist.
The success of the treatment also depends on the commitment of the patient and their parents in children case. For children’s braces treatment, it is very important that the patient is as keen as the parent.
Can orthodontics damage my teeth?
Appliances will not in cause damage themselves but poor cleaning and too many sugary foods can cause permanent damage. Brackets and wires can trap food and cause more plaque than usual to build up. So the teeth and appliance need to be cleaned very carefully.
Is orthodontic work permanent?
It is normal for minor tooth movements to happen throughout life even after retention, so no permanent guarantee can be given. However, it is unusual for teeth to move completely as earlier enough to need further treatment.
How do I go about getting orthodontic treatment?
The first thing to do is to go along to your own dentist and get their advice. Your dentist will know whether you need treatment and make the necessary arrangements. In Sabka dentist we provide a free consultation with the orthodontist, click here to book an appointment.
Dr. Priyanka shingore Dental director at Sabka dentist says “Braces become easier now than olden days. You do not necessarily face the metal mouth. You can go for advanced options to make your braces treatment less visible”.
Dr. Preethi Nagarajan graduated in 2009, obtaining her BDS degree from the faculty of dentistry at the Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune. She then completed her MBA in Health Care and Hospital Management from Tamil Nadu University in 2013. She also successfully acquired a Diploma in Laser and Implant Dentistry in the same year from IALD. She also holds numerous certificates in other specialities. This paved the way for her to become a specialist in Painless Laser Treatment , endodontics, Oral surgery, prosthodontics, periodontology, FMR and Smile Designing.
Post her recent graduation from the Imperial College, London with a Master’s in Public Health in 2017 has provided her the opportunity to publish numerous articles in various international journals. She also spearheaded research projects in the UK and consequently in India. She has worked in various fields of research in Public Health and Dr. Preethi currently works as Dental Director at Sabka Dentist and has worked with the organization for over 8 years.