Orthodontics treatment is an excellent means of correcting malpositioned teeth.They can dramatically affect your appearance, but importantly, orthodontics can correct TMJ disorder as well as reduce your susceptibility to dental decay and periodontal disease.
Typically, orthodontic treatment consists of the application of small ceramic, or metal brackets to the teeth.These brackets are attached to an arch wire which helps shape the teeth.
Treatment Time: 1-3 years depends on each case and flexibility of patient. However no age limit required for the treatment.
Once treatment is over, it may be necessary to use a retainer for several years; however, in some cases, a small permanent retainer can be bonded to the teeth.
When is the ideal time to seek treatment?
Age twelve to thirteen years when all the permanent teeth are erupted. The jaws are growing at this age and so it is easier to expand your jaws and reshape your mouth.However, it may be worth seeking advice even earlier,by the age of seven,
Are you too OLD for orthodontic treatment?
Nevertheless no age limit for orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment can easily be done at an older age, if the dental and gingival condition is good. Most adults get orthodontic treatment because they realize that taking care of them smile is part of taking care of themself. Also used for cosmetic purposes by teenagers.
Metal braces (stainless steel) are most commonly used. Many patients enjoy having different colors placed on their braces as a means of personal expression and fun. It is so simple to change the colors at every visit.
Advantages of Ceramic Braces
Clear teeth color
Work exactly the same way as metal braces
Efficient at moving teeth
The difference is invisible – Invisible Braces, design that offers an amazing technological advancement in orthodontic treatment. These braces are behind some of the most dazzling smiles that you see everyday, and yet you probably never noticed them. Lingual or Invisible Braces are applied behind the teeth
Are Lingual Braces more uncomfortable than conventional braces?
Initial discomfort is similar to that of traditional braces. The difference is that the Lingual Braces will affect the tongue and traditional braces will affect the cheeks and lips. Patients tend to take approximately 1-4 weeks before they achieve a reasonable comfort level.
Are Lingual Braces expensive?
Although treatment time is similar, lingual braces are more expensive than traditional braces. Special instrumentation, equipment, doctor and staff training are required for this technique. The treatment is more sophisticated and more the personal time .