Orthodontic treatments like braces help move teeth that are crooked or that do not fit together right. By fixing these problems, orthodontics can also help keep your mouth healthy. Crooked teeth can be harder to clean, putting you at risk for cavities and gum disease. Ultimately, orthodontics does more than make a pretty smile – it creates a healthier you, and being one of the finest Orthodontist in Pune we ensure that.
When should treatment begin?
Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. The best age is between 10 and 14. This is when a child’s head and mouth are still growing and teeth are easier to straighten, but patients can get braces at any age. In fact, more and more adults are getting braces
What are the advantages of early orthodontic treatment?
Some of the most direct results of interceptive treatment are:
- Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
- Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth
- Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
- Preserving space for unerupted teeth
- Reducing the need for tooth removal
- Reducing treatment time with braces
Never ‘Too Old’ for Braces
Braces aren’t just for kids anymore, your new smile can begin today. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We, at 32 Pearls Multispeciality Dental Clinic offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different patient needs. These treatments include Invisalign clear aligners, translucent braces, hidden braces and of course traditional metal braces.
Why Braces, Why Now?
Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.
What are different treatment options?
Fixed orthodontics (braces):
The most common orthodontic treatment is braces. Braces are made of bands, wires, and brackets. They gently move teeth into the right position. This can fix the way you bite together.
There are different types of braces. The most common are metal or plastic brackets attached to the front surface of the teeth. “Lingual” braces attach to the back of teeth. They are hidden from view but harder to clean.
Removable orthodontics: This includes retention plates and habit breaking appliances for tongue thrusting, mouth breathing, thumb sucking, etc.
Clear aligners are orthodontic devices that use incremental transparent aligners to adjust teeth as an alternative to dental braces. They are effective for moderate crowding of the front teeth, but are less effective than conventional braces for several other issues.