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Get your teeth straighten | Dental Courses in India
Braces are a collective term used for orthodontic treatment comprising of three components which are brackets and wire and elastics.
Brackets are small, square shaped clips that are attached to the superficial surface of tooth, and wire is inserted between these brackets and
elastic hold wire to the brackets which apply the pressure to align the teeth. There are different types of bites when it comes to dentition
aspect which should be harmonious with the appearance of a person. In ideal bite, the upper front teeth are slightly in outward position
which overlaps the lower front teeth in both horizontal and vertical position when they meet is termed as Occlusion.
What are braces?
When this isn’t present in a person, it’s considered to be a Malocclusion, and there are several divisions explaining different
types of Malocclusion. CLASS I is generally for ideal occlusion. CLASS II is where front teeth are in far outward position with
the lower teeth with far back position and gives a protruded look. CLASS III upper teeth are in too back position and lower teeth
are in forward position giving edge to edge look.
There are other types of bite other then these, namely CROSSBITE where one or more lower teeth overlap the upper teeth in front or in back,
DEEP BITE where upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth far too much and lower teeth touch the palate, OPEN BITE where sometimes
back teeth meet and front teeth are apart or front teeth meet and back teeth are apart from lower teeth.
Figure: Cross bite Figure: Deep bite
There are many reasons for the Malocclusion including genetic disorder, result of an accident, sometimes bad habits such as thumb
sucking, mouth breathing, tongue thrusting etc.
Orthodontic care is for everyone with good bone support. It was considered that only teenagers and children can benefit out of it but
it’s not true. Anyone not happy with their smile can go for orthodontic treatment.
If your dentist asks you to go through few extractions and you are not sure about it, consult another dentist for your satisfaction.
Always be well informed about the treatment, its limitations and precautions. Braces are small brackets
attached to the front surface of the teeth with a bond and it is accompanied by a stainless steel wire with
elastic attached to it to apply pressure on teeth to give results. When the treatment is done, an appliance
made of acrylic is given to wear for a certain amount of time to sustain the result for long period of time.
There are plenty other options in braces itself designed for the convenience of the patients, so you can ask
your dentist and choose the option according to your wish.
The brackets are metal in nature and the wire itself is also metal so hence they are known as Metal braces. They are most conventional and
least expensive orthodontic treatment compared to other options that is why it’s more the popular and chosen orthodontic treatment for
Ceramic braces are known for their brackets color being same as teeth color so they are partially not visible. The wire is inserted into these brackets held by elastics
to apply the pressure. These are most widely accepted and favorable choice of treatment.
Lingual braces totally invisible as they are placed on the inside of teeth irrespective of other braces which are placed on outside of teeth. These types
of braces are completely invisible but it comes with its own disadvantages and advantages. These braces are irritating to tongue as they are on
inside and only few people opt for Lingual braces.
Invisalign Braces are new concept in the field of orthodontics. These are actually not braces but plastic clear trays those are removable and
causes very less discomfort to the patient. They generally go under the name of ALIGNERS and patients having simple cases of crooked
teeth are easily treated by them.
Invisalign Braces/ Smile aligners
For more information, you can book an appointment at
Dr Sachdeva’s Dental Aesthetic And Implant Institute ,
I-101, Ashok Vihar Phase 1, Delhi- 110052
Contact us at
Phone : +919818894041, 01142464041
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