Our Department of Orthodontics, supported by expert Orthodontists, works towards the correction of improperly placed teeth and jaws for functional correction and aesthetic improvement. Orthodontic intervention is usually required in the early stage of life when a child has mixed dentition (both milk teeth and adult teeth).
However, even adults can opt for an orthodontic treatment to improve their appearance or for stabilizing or changing the occlusion (bite). Irregular and crooked teeth can lead to issues at a later stage, including increased tooth decay, inadequate oral hygiene, periodontal disease, headaches, and temporomandibular (TMJ) joint pain.
Orthodontic Treatment Planning and Progress
The key to success in orthodontic treatment is a thorough and accurate diagnosis. A definitive diagnosis depends on clinical evaluation, dental and medical history, and the use of high-quality pre-treatment records. A relationship with an Orthodontist is a long one as the treatment may need visits from 6 months to 2 years and longer.
The initial visit and examination are a crucial part of the treatment as the treatment plan based on your concerns and clinical conditions is prepared. Once agreed upon, the treatment begins. You may need to get X-rays of your face and Jaws (OPG) before the treatment begins. Facial and intraoral photographs are taken before treatment and during the course of treatment to track progress.
- Metallic braces
- Ceramic braces
- Lingual braces
- Clear invisible aligners
- Palatal expanders
- Separators or spacers