Orthodontics, division of dentistry dealing with the prevention and correction of irregularities of the teeth— a treatment that generally calls for the straightening of crooked teeth or the correcting of a poor bite, or malocclusion.
Orthodontics is not a one-size-fits-all solution and every patient’s mouth is unique. Young patients tend to get results faster than adults because their jaws are still germinating, making the teeth easier to manipulate. This doesn’t mean all adults need to wear braces for two years or longer. Other crucial factor that affect the length of time for treatment is the severity of orthodontic issue. Mild spacing or crowding can be fixed in a year or shorter, while severe cases could take much longer. An orthodontic patient needs to follow instructions exactly as provided by his or her orthodontist to ensure a successful treatment. That includes keeping your dental appointments, maintaining proper oral hygiene and using the orthodontic appliance as directed.
When the bottom of your teeth sometimes bite into the roof of your mouth or completely disappear when you bite it can be said you are suffering from overbite issue. If it is left untreated, pronounced overbites can lead to gum tissue damage and damage to your front teeth. Regardless of a patients age, our orthodontists in kolkata can improve the appearance of your smile by fixing the condition of overbite. You should, however, know that it is easier to treat overbites in children because their jaws haven’t finished growing, making them easier to move through orthodontic treatment.
When your lower teeth overlap your top front teeth when you smile, you may have an underbite. This condition is detrimental during eating or talking and also increases the risk of oral injury. If you suspect that you have an underbite, do not hesitate to call and seek help. Our orthodontists in kolkata at Dental World Clinic are more than qualified to align your teeth into a dazzling smile.
If there is a noticeable gap between your upper and lower teeth, you may have an open bite. Patients suffering with open bites time and again have difficulty with eating or speaking properly. They may also have embarrassing habits in particular tongue thrusting. If you are suffering with the condition of open bite, our orthodontists can correct your smile through orthodontic treatment involving traditional metal braces, ceramic braces or Invisalign braces.
If your teeth is irregularly spaced, creating wide gaps in your smile, it may be the result of teeth that are proportionally small compared to the rest of your mouth, or even missing teeth. Closing the wide gaps in your smile may seem like a cosmetic issue but correcting, it can also help you safeguard your oral health. If your teeth are widely spaced apart, food particles can get collected on gums to cause bad breath, cavities, and other dental issues.
If it seems like there isn’t enough room in your mouth for all your teeth, you may be dealing with a crowding issue that causes your teeth to overlap. Fixing crowded teeth can yield towards improving the appearance of a person’s smile. Correction of crowded teeth will help in avoiding cavities. Dental plaque hide where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Once the teeth are straightened, plaque won’t be able to hide as easily.
A mild discomfort can be experienced with the braces treatment. Mild pain in Periodontal ligament region is usually experienced during the beginning of the treatment, on the later stage however the pain gradually reduces.
The pain that is experienced after the braces treatment is because of the reorganization of the periodontal ligament that takes place when orthodontic forces are applied. The periodontal ligament fibers are usually a connecting link in between the tooth and the bone. These PDL fibers in orthodontic force try to reorganize themselves in the new position which leads to the pain experienced in the orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontic treatment takes time because the tooth movement is usually a slow and gradual process. This is because of the reorganization of the bone that takes place gradually where one side there is resorption and one side there is deposition.
Once the tooth is moved to the desired position along with the root structure, the Periodontal ligament fibers are usually stretched and need to reorganize themselves, leading to movement of the tooth. The retainers hold the tooth in desired position till the periodontal fibers reorganize themselves.
In the beginning the retainers need to be worn for one year to one and half year and then continue for night time wear for 6-7 months. Once this period is over, an orthodontic checkup is required and only after an orthodontist's clearance on assessment of the tooth position that the retainers should be stopped.
Aligners are transparent plastic braces which are invisible. They are the most esthetic options for braces available. The aligners usually work according to its plastic deformation capacity.
Orthodontists are dental specialists who diagnose and treat problems related to the positioning, alignment or spacing of the teeth, and similar related irregularities at the face and the jaw area. The Orthodontists use a number of special treatments, including braces and other oral appliances, to correct these problems.
There are two virtues of getting an orthodontic treatment, one is aesthetics and the other is function. Having an attractive smile not only changes the way people see you but it enhances a person’s self-image. Orthodontic treatment also allows your teeth to function better and makes it easier to keep them clean, which helps to improve the overall health.
You're never too old to begin orthodontic treatment — but if the treatment is started at an earlier age, the problems may be easier to treat.
If your teeth are severely crowded or if you have impacted teeth that are trapped beneath the gum line by other teeth, then extraction may be necessary. In the case of younger patients taking early treatment may make extraction unnecessary.
Yes! One should pass up the types of foods that could damage and get trapped in the braces. Some of these include raw vegetables, hard candy, caramel and ice cubes. Fortunately, ice cream is OK. We also give you a list of foods to avoid during the treatment.
It can be possible to have a successful orthodontic treatment even if some teeth are missing, highly depending on the circumstances and treatment goals. Orthodontic treatment may help in closing the space of a missing tooth, or may be able to create or save sufficient space for a replacement tooth/teeth. An orthodontist consultation may help you decide what is right for you. Your orthodontist may need to work with your primary care dentist and/or other dental specialists to help achieve your treatment goals.
It is possible for you to have a successful orthodontic treatment if your teeth have crowns or root canals. Materials are available to adhere orthodontic braces and crowns just like you would need for any other tooth. An orthodontist consultation would rightly provide you with answers that are specific to you and your circumstances.
Bonding is the term used for the process of attaching brackets to teeth using an adhesive.
Yes, keeping your teeth clean requires a little more effort on your part. The orthodontist specialist will explain how to brush and floss, how often to brush and floss, and give you any other special instructions based on the kind of orthodontic treatment you are having. Be sure to follow the orthodontist’s dental hygiene recommendations to get the best results for your oral health. In general, patients with braces must be careful to avoid too hard or sticky or chewy and even crunchy foods. They should also avoid chewing on hard objects like pens, pencils, fingernails and never chew ice. It’s too hard on your teeth – even without the braces. Also regular appointments and time to time checkups with your family dentist for a professional cleaning at least every six months during your orthodontic treatment protects your oral health.