BracesFor a Super Smile !
What is Orthodontics ?
Orthodontics specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and correction of dentofacial irregularities such as crowded teeth, forwardly placed teeth and abnormal position of the teeth and the jaws.
The Benefits of Orthodontics
Reduces the risk of decay, since crooked teeth are difficult to clean.
Reduces the risk of developing TMJ problems.
Reduces the risk of injury Prominent teeth are more prone to trauma.
Eliminates the excessive wear on your teeth that can be caused by a poorly aligned bite.
Straight teeth provide a healthier, more attractive smile.
A beautiful smile increases your confidence and self-esteem.
Why Orthodontic treatment?
Children and adults with poorly aligned teeth tend to have much more tooth decay, gum disease and jaw joint problems. Facial aesthetics can also be affected by irregular teeth.
Major advances in technology and the introduction of innovation backed materials have made the following possible :
Ceramic brackets (tooth colored).
Mini implants for orthodontic anchorage.
Here is good news about braces. Transparent invisible fiber braces are available. These are aesthetically appealing. With the advances that have been made in this area of specialization, orthodontic treatment is possible even in patients as old as 45 to 50 provided the gums are in a good condition.
Brush your teeth and braces after every meal. Rinse your mouth with water and mouthwash.
Floss every day.
Call your orthodontist straightaway if your braces feel loose or if they break.
Don't miss an orthodontic appointment, as a missed appointment will mean that your treatment will be delayed and you will have to wear your braces
for longer time.
Don't eat hard, sticky or crunchy food as this has the potential to damage or break braces.
Don't chew pens, fingernails that may break your braces.