• Orthodontics
    • An attractive smile is a vital asset to personal self-confidence. The straightening of crooked teeth on an individual’s psychosocial well-being can be tremendous and orthodontics in childhood can make significant changes in increasing one’s later quality of life. Research has even shown that having an attractive smile with well aligned teeth promotes positive impressions with regards to one’s intelligence, social and career success.

      Orthodontic problems are commonly referred as Malocclusion. It starts occurring from your late childhood, some of common malocclusions are, Crossbite, Crowding of teeth, Spacing, Open bite, Deep bite, Protrusion

      Correction of malocclusions helps to achieve efficient chewing, phonetics and prevention of decay and gum diseases. It can also be used to correct anomalies of jaw growth, chin position, facial profile etc. Management of orthodontic problems are done by using many appliances, the most common of them are the BRACES.

      Types of Braces:

      • Conventional braces

      • Ceramic braces

      • Lingual/Invisible braces

      Conventional Braces

      Traditional braces are made from stainless steel wires and brackets which are placed on the front of your upper and lower teeth. Very effective in the management of malocclusion, but the only drawback is the esthetic effect of the stainless steel braces itself. Due to this, some people who could benefit from braces are put off by having to wear such obvious equipment for extended periods. Fortunately, there is now more options for orthodontic treatment than ever before and in cases such as this there's now the option of lingual braces and ceramic braces

      Ceramic Braces

      Ceramic braces are the brackets that are the same size and shape as metal brackets but are "tooth" colored to blend in more. Ceramic braces can be a great alternative to metal braces/ clear braces if you keep them well. Ceramic braces are a lot less noticeable then metal braces and move teeth much faster then clear plastic aligners do.

      Lingual Braces

      Lingual braces work in much the same way as their traditional counterparts. However there's one important cosmetic difference; the lack of the usual metal supports on the front of your teeth. In the past braces could only be fit in a certain position; right on the front of your teeth but due to developments in dental technology this is no longer the case. The key difference with Lingual Braces is that they can be placed on the rear of your teeth, hiding the majority of the metal parts. This means that they can realign your teeth just as effectively as a traditional brace but without the aesthetic worries.