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ORTHODONTICS BRACES

ORTHODONTICS BRACES

“Orthodontist” or Braces specialist is a specialist who not only corrects the crowed teeth with Braces, but helps to enhance smile and over all personality of a person.

Orthodontics or braces speciality is more that 100yr old Branch, with scientific Base and Study, Orthodontist can straighten the irregular teeth with Braces, and also they can correct protruded teeth, correct jaw position with myo functional appliances (can totally change the patient’s jaws with surgical orthodontics)

SMILEX Centre is equipped with the state of art Braces including Steel, Ceramic, Lingual, Removable, invisible Braces etc. We have treated around thousands of patients in last 2 decades of clinical practice with different types of Braces.

For growing children with jaw problems either removable or combination of removable and fixed steel Braces are used. For adolescent patients’ steel, ceramic or lingual braces are used according to the need and requirement of case. The braces used are state of the art of straight wire technique with high precision and great patient comfort with latest technology & skill of our doctors. The treatment outcome is highly predictable with high number of adult patients seeking orthodontic treatment. Ceramic braces and lingual braces are choice of treatment. If general condition of a patient is good, the orthodontic treatment can be done at any age that to with less visible or invisible braces.

BRACES FOR GROWING CHILDREN

BRACES FOR GROWING CHILDREN

“Prevention is better than cure “the old proverb still proven to be true especially in the field of Orthodontics. The old concept to show children to orthodontist once all permanent teeth have been erupted do not hold true nowadays. “Earlier the better” is the philosophy of Dr.Sonali Deshmukh . Many types of developing malocclusions, jaw problems can be corrected with early intervention.
This is done usually in mixed dentition ( some permanent and some milk teeth are present) in which, space maintainer, space regainer, holding arches, guided eruption of teeth and jaw correction are done.

BRACES FOR ADULT

BRACES FOR ADULT

As India is emerging as “a young adult India”, adults and young adults (25 to 40 years) comprises almost 40% of our practice with increasing the number day by day. With advent of new materials, technology and comfort to the patient more and more adult patient are taking orthodontic treatment. Ceramic braces, lingual braces and Invisible braces are the choices for this age group who are socially active . “A beautiful confident smile” is need of honour and that is what we care to achieve for our adult patient.

BRACES FOR ADOLESCENT CHILDREN / YOUNG ADULT

Majority of patients are seen in this category when malocclusion (crooked, protruded teeth) is already established. But children are still growing and some jaw correction treatment can still be carried out in this age group.
Most of this age group (12 to 18 yrs) require jaw correction plus braces treatments. Depending upon the requirement (malocclusion); extraction, non extraction ,expansion are required. This is the most important age group for orthodontic treatment as self esteem and psychological well being is of utmost important for transition to adulthood . Correction of smile, teeth and boosting the self esteem is what makes them confident adults. Dr. Sonali Deshmukh is very popular among this age group as she believes in overall holistic approach to the dental problem.

INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING BRACES

Dietary restrictions while undergoing the treatment

  • Avoid sticky food, chikki, Chiclets, chewing gums, sticky chocolates etc.
  • Avoid hard food, chakli, toast, nuts (almonds, groundnuts, walnuts), Non - veg without bones
  • Do not bite directly from front teeth, especially on ice, apple, guava, sugarcane, sweet corn,etc.
  • Please cut all the fruits into small piece and eat from your back teeth. This will avoid any breakages and further discomfort.
  • While eating pizza use fork and knife to cut into small pieces and eat from the back teeth.

Brushing and gum massage

  • Brush your teeth twice daily, morning and before going to bed.
  • Gargling with the mouthwash should follow this; to keep the mouth clean and free of cavities.
  • Proper use of orthodontic toothbrush should be done as advocated by the Orthodontist.
  • Always gargle or brush your teeth (without toothpaste will also do, if toothbrush is not available) after you eat or snack in between your meals.
  • Massage your gums twice daily. Massaging your gums will strengthen your teeth as well as your gums. Remember ‘HEALTHY GUMS, HEALTHY TEETH’ any sign of bleeding or swelling of the gums is of concern. This means that you are neglecting the brushing.

Case

ORTHODONTIC CASE - I

(Case done by Dr. Sonali Deshmukh M.D.S. / Orthodontist )

ANTERIOR CROSSBITE CORRECTION WITHOUT EXTRACTION OF TEETH
BEFORE

A young newly married female had crossbite in front teeth and when she smiled she felt her teeth appeared crooked. Being newly married she also had concerns regarding wearing braces. Assessing the situation, we advised ceramic braces and we treated the condition without extracting or removing any teeth.

AFTER

The treatment was completed successfully after a period of 18 months. Our patient is now a happy woman embarking on her newly married life with more confidence.

ORTHODONTIC CASE - II

(Case done by Dr. Sonali Deshmukh M.D.S. / Orthodontist )

CORRECTION OF SPACING BETWEEN TEETH
BEFORE

A 36 years old corporate female wanted to look good and to improve her self confidence. On examination we found that she not only had spacing between teeth but also had a tongue thrust habit ( tongue thrust is when the tongue protrudes between the upper and lower teeth) Ceramic braces were put and she was treated without extracting any teeth.

AFTER

The treatment was completed in 18 months. Today, our corporate patient is more than happy with her pretty smile and has gained the self confidence she needed.

FAQ

At what age should orthodontic treatment start?

We would like to see your child for first orthodontic consultation as early as age 7-8 years.Many orthodontic problems are much easier to correct if detected at an early age, before jaw growth has slowed. Often, Interceptive orthodontic treatment can be done to reduce the need for major orthodontic treatment at a later age. Interceptive orthodontic treatment corrects problems such as severely crooked and crowded teeth, underbites and overbites, incorrect jaw position, and disorders of the TMJ (jaw joint).

Do the appliances/braces hurt?

Teeth may feel sore & eating may be difficult for a day or two.These problems gradually ease away as you get accustomed to the appliance/braces.

How long should I undergo treatment?

It depends on the severity of the problem. However most of the cases can be treated in about 18 to 24 months.It varies from patient to patient.

What is the frequency of my visit to the dental clinic?

Usually it will be once in four or five weeks.

Are there any diet restrictions?

There are no diet restrictions. All you have to do is to avoid hard food,sticky food, chewing gum and candies during the entire treatment period.

By undergoing this treatment,will I develop cavities in my teeth?

You will not develop any new cavities if you follow your orthodontist’s advice for special brushing instruction and use the fluoride mouth rinse regularly.

Will it be difficult to brush the teeth?

At first it will be difficult and will take longer time to brush your teeth.Once you learn,you will find it easy to clean your teeth even with the appliance.

How long will have to wear retainer?

Retainers should be worn usually for a period of one year.The type and duration of retention depends upon the severity of the case.

What are other materials used for fabricating the brackets?

Brackets are also fabricated using ceramics,nickel free stainless steel,gold plated metals,etc.

Am I too old for the orthodontic treatment?

No. If the gums are healthy then Orthodontic treatment can be done upto 60-70 years.

Will I need to have any teeth extracted?

After observation of all the x-rays(Lateral cephalogram,OPG) and study models,it will be decided whether extraction is needed or not. If your teeth are severely crowded (because your mouth is too small to properly accommodate all of them) or if you have impacted teeth (teeth that are trapped beneath the gum line by other teeth) then extraction may be necessary. In the case of younger patients, early treatment may make extraction unnecessary.

TYPES OF BRACES

DIFFERENT TYPES OF BRACES

  1. Fixed braces

    These are the braces, which are stick onto the teeth with the help of some chemicals. Broadly speaking, they are of steel or ceramic i.e. tooth colored. With the help of wires elastics, e-chains the teeth are taken back. There might be some discomfort and pain after the braces are placed. But with painkillers and time, patients get used to it. Fixed braces are used when irregularity of teeth or malocclusion is more. When patients are wearing the braces, a care should be taken regarding proper brushing, cleaning and use of elastics.

    • Steel

      The most common and recognizable braces are the stainless steel braces. These braces are very durable and different color ties may be used with them for decorative purposes to enhance the orthodontic experience.

    • Ceramic

      Ceramic braces are made of clear/tooth-colored materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teens and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns and would like the orthodontic experience to be less conspicuous.

    • Lingual

      These braces are placed on the back of your teeth. They are comfortable and easy to wear, and are completely hidden throughout the entire treatment process. Thus, this treatment is truly Invisible Orthodontics. These braces are not for everyone. Dr.Sonali Deshmukh will tell you if you are a good candidate for this treatment modality.

    • Invisible (invisalign)

      All of these systems, including Invisalign, use a series of clear, removable, and comfortable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The Clear Aligner systems are not for everyone, Dr.Sonali Deshmukh will tell you if you are a good candidate for this treatment modality.

    • Orthodontic implant

      These are the mini implants used with orthodontic braces for moving teeth. They are used when malocclusion is severe or there is severe crowding of teeth. This helps in accurate and faster orthodontic treatment with precision.

  2. Removable appliances

    These are the appliances which are made of acrylic (tooth colored or pink) and can be worn and removed by the patients. These are usually used for minor teeth and jaw corrections. They are very aesthetic and they require 24 hours wear by the patients and patients compliance. These are usually called as plates and needs activation or supervision by orthodontist every 1 month or 15 days.

    Different types of Removable appliances
    • Appliances for minor teeth correction
    • Habit breaking appliances
    • Jaw expansion appliance
    • Jaw correction appliances
    • Retention appliances

    • Appliances for minor teeth correction:

      If patient has minor spacing or crowding or mild proclination then removable plates can be given to correct such condition. But it does have its limitations while finishing the case.

    • Habit braking appliances

      Different habits seen in the children includes thumb sucking, finger biting, nail biting, lip biting, mouth breathing, tongue thrusting etc.,These are appliances that are made to combat the above habits in children.

    • Jaw expansion

      Expansion appliances increase the width of the jaws to broaden the smile and to prevent the extraction of permanent teeth. These appliances work best before all of the permanent teeth erupt.

    • Jaw correction

      These are the upper and lower plates given together or separately to correct the small or large jaws. These are mostly used in conditions when jaws are protruded or retruded in growing patients.

    • Retention appliance

      At the end of active orthodontic treatment, once your teeth are aligned, we go into the retention phase. This aims to retain/maintain your teeth in their new positions. Retention Appliances maintain the esthetics and function you have so carefully achieved through orthodontic therapy.