Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned
improperly. An orthodontist is a specialist who has undergone special training in a dental school or college after they have graduated in dentistry.
Crooked and irregular teeth can jeopardize not only your smile and facial beauty, but can also affect your overall confidence.
Variations in alignment , shape, size of teeth or jaws can have delirious effect on the way one looks. Additionally, such malaligned teeth can cause:
Difficulty in maintaining oral hygiene
Jaw growth hampering
Unnatural teeth wear
In severe cases, jaw joint and muscle pain
Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder and back pain. Teeth that
are crooked or not in the right place can also detract from one’s appearance.
The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime. With the advent of technology, orthodontics treatment can be carried out at any age. Various
modes of treatment are
These are the metal brackets and wires that most people picture when they hear the word “braces.” However, modern brackets are smaller and less noticeable than the notorious “metal- mouth” braces that many adults remember.
Least expensive type
Most noticeable type of braces
Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in to teeth. Some even use tooth-colored wires to be even less noticeable.
Less noticeable than metal braces
More expensive than metal braces
Brackets can stain easily if patients don’t care for them well
Self ligating Braces (DAMON)
Similar to traditional metal and ceramic braces, self-ligating braces make use of the bracket and wire system. This type of braces uses brackets with clips or doors that hold on to the wire, instead of the rubber band tie system. These braces are supposed to hold on to less food and be less painful than other types of braces, and they are also supposed to reduce the number of trips to the orthodontist the patient has to make. This type of braces can be found in both metal and ceramic versions
Self-ligating braces can be used to effectively treat simple or complex problems
They can also achieve precise results by giving your clinician complete control over the way
your teeth move.
They can help convert extraction cases to non extraction ones
Clear self-ligating braces are not completely hidden
You will need to brush carefully around brackets and wires in order to keep your teeth clean
Lingual Braces (Invisible Braces)
Lingual braces are the same as traditional metal braces, except that the brackets and wires are placed on the inside of teeth. They can be just as effective as traditionally placed braces, whether of metal or ceramic, but they cannot be seen from outside of the mouth. While they can be spotted when the wearer opens their mouth, they are far less intrusive and likely to be noticed than brackets and wires on the front of the teeth.
Invisible from outside
More expensive; not appropriate for severe cases
Clear Aligners/ Invisalign
Invisalign is a popular removable brace that uses clear aligners to straighten teeth. Without a trace of metal it gently moves teeth using a series of transparent plastic aligners. The aligners are removable and are replaced every 2 weeks. Your Invisalign aligners will be custom-made just for you, and each one will move your teeth little-by-little. Because there are no metal wires or brackets, Invisalign is very discreet. Best of all, you can take your brace out to enjoy all the foods that would be difficult to eat with a fixed brace on. You will achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life Just make sure you wear your brace for a minimum of 22 hours daily.
Patients can eat and drink whatever they want
Invisalign will only be effective if you are wearing your aligners for the recommended amount of time.
There are some more complex problems that will be better suited to fixed braces
Best age to get your braces
There is no specific age to get your Braces treatment started. All age groups, children, teenagers, adults and elderly can benefit from Modern Orthodontics.
Although, it is recommended to do an early intervention whenever possible. All children should ideally pay a visit to an Orthodontist when they are around 7-8 years of age to detect any signs of future malocclusion.
Over the years, there has been an upward trend in Adults seeking correction of their misaligned teeth. Our team of Orthodontists in Gurgaon is more than happy to assist you in your quest to find right treatment option for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How braces treatment is done?
Braces when placed on the surface of your teeth apply controlled, steady, slow and precise forces to cause tooth movement within the jaw. At the first appointment with our doctor , you will have your thorough examination, dental xray, models , photographs and complete teeth cleaning. Depending upon your case, best treatment option suited will be explained to you. Brackets are placed over the upper teeth in second appointment. Lower teeth brackets are placed after a gap of 2-3 months once upper teeth have started to move.
How long will my braces treatment take?
Braces treatment can last from 6 months to 2 years depending upon the case.
How frequently do I have to visit during treatment?
Our Orthodontist needs to see you once every month till the treatment is completed.
What are the instructions to be followed after Braces placement?
For best treatment outcome, please follow the instructions below:
First ten days following braces placement, the braces will feel weird and discomfort/
- slight pain can be anticipated. If required, take Paracetamol ( Do not take any otherpainkillers/anti inflammatory) .
- In case of roughness or ulcers due to new braces placement, please apply the prescribed gel on the affected area for 30 seconds twice to thrice daily.
- Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated.
- Do not eat anything from the front teeth i.e. No biting from the front teeth. Kindly eat apples etc by cutting them into small pieces and chewing them from the back teeth
- Do not eat anything hard, sticky chewy or crunchy from any teeth. Please have crushed dried fruits, only boneless meat, fully cooked meat and vegetables only. No Gajak or chikki, caramel, popcorn etc. Do not eat guava (or fruits with small seeds that can get stuck between braces).
- Rinse mouth thoroughly and immediately after every meal or snack
- Brush using ultra soft bristle brush
- Never touch or fiddle with the braces or wires without permission of your treating doctors
At our clinic, Dr Isha Jain Gulati is the orthodontist and is highly capable of handling all
She is one of the top orthodontist of Gorakhpur and Purvanchal region.