Orthodontists specialize in tooth alignment and jaw correction. Their work consists of diagnosing and treating malocclusions or bad bites such as teeth crowding, gaps between the teeth, overbites and open bites. These conditions are often genetic, but they can also be caused by trauma or habits such as thumb-sucking. Through the use of corrective appliances like retainers or braces, orthodontists can prevent or treat such alignment problems. The result is teeth and jaws that function well, with a pleasing facial balance.
One of the most rapidly evolving areas of dentistry, orthodontics involves the use of corrective appliances, including braces and retainers, to straighten crooked teeth and/or repair an irregular bite. Orthodontists align teeth with braces by applying constant pressure in a desired direction. The pressure is adjusted at prescribed intervals over the course of the orthodontic treatment, which can last from one to two years or longer depending on the severity of the patient's case. There are several types of orthodontic braces available to consumers, including the traditional metal braces and new clear braces.
What are benefits of this treatment?
Feeling comfortable with your appearance is important for social and professional success. Orthodontics has helped many people build their self-confidence by restoring facial balance and the natural beauty of a smile.
Misaligned teeth also contribute to poor dental health. They can be hard to clean, which often leads to tooth decay or gum disease. They can cause chewing problems too, resulting in jaw, head and neck aches.
How long do the treatments take?
The pressure is adjusted at prescribed intervals over the course of the orthodontic treatment, which can last from one to two years depending on the severity of the patient's case.
Is there any age limitation for orthodontic treatment?
No, there is no age limitation for orthodontic treatment. Since teeth can be moved at any age, orthodontic procedures are beneficial for both children and adults. However, many problems are more easily corrected earlier in the growth cycle, so we recommend that children be examined by an orthodontist by the age of seven to determine whether treatment is needed
Costs for this procedure vary, depending on the doctor, the location, technique used, and the difficulty of the specific case. The cost can be in the range of Rs.20,000 Rs.25,000 ( You can pay by Installments also. Intial payment is Rs 5000 only ). Consult an orthodontist or dentist for a more accurate estimate of your individual case.