Orthodontic treatment is beneficial to both child and adult alike. Orthodontists regularly treat patients in their 40s, 50’s and older! It’s never too late because healthy teeth can be moved at any age.
Conventional braces system involves brackets, elastic, bands and arch wires which helps in teeth alignment. Brackets are bonded to the tooth surface and arch wires are placed onto the brackets which delivers the calculated force to teeth. There are many types of brackets in conventional system. Metal braces are available that are precisely modified according to the function. Ceramic braces option is available that mimics tooth colour. This system is more aesthetically pleasing and is one of the good options for orthodontic treatment.
Fast braces are orthodontic braces which help in teeth alignment with advancements in the brackets and wires that help your teeth move faster. Conventional braces are designed in a way that initially it brings the root movement followed by crown movement. The unique design of Fastbraces enables us to move root & crown portion of a teeth at the same time, drastically reducing treatment time. Fast braces have a triangular bracket design, modified cutting edges and a special heat activated arch wires. This advanced technology is revolutionizing the field of orthodontics that enables us to offer you faster and better services.
Self – ligating braces are similar to conventional braces. Elastics and bands are not required in this system. Ligature wires are used for exerting required force. This system gives faster results than the conventional braces. Both metal and ceramic brackets are available. This system has brackets that lock the arch wire with self locking unit which eliminates the need for elastics. The advantage of this system is longer appointment intervals from 8 – 10 weeks. Since elastics are not used, oral hygiene maintenance is easier and effective. In this system requires less need for extractions. Self ligating brackets is limited to certain clinical conditions and orthodontist will guide with appropriate treatment options.
A lingual brace is another advanced technique in the field of orthodontics. These braces are worn on the back surface of the teeth. Hence this is not visible outside when you smile. These are custom made braces for each patient. As these braces are fixed to the back portion of the teeth it can cause injury to the tongue.
Aligners are used to align the crooked teeth into a straight one without braces. Aligners are made of a strong type of plastic material called as polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETG) and fabricated to fit each individual’s mouth. Aligners are removable appliances which are designed to exert programmed amount of force to bring out the desired tooth movement. In this treatment method, set of aligners are given to patients, in which the number of aligners and duration of wear is decided based on complexity of the mal alignment.