Malaligned teeth create emotional and functional discomfort to the person and can be corrected by Orthodontic treatment. Crooked teeth are challenging to keep clean and are at he risk of early decay. It is never late to align your teeth!!
An Orthodontist primarily deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and corrections of malpositioned teeth.Sometimes the disordered arrangement of teeth are because of incorrect jaw positioning. We offer various treatment options for all of the cases like removable myofunctional appliances to fixed orthodontic treatments. Fixed forms of treatments are done by using braces, which are fixed on to tooth surfaces and connected by wires which allows tooth to move in the desired position.
Aligners are a contemporary method of orthodontic treatment where braces are not used but custom made invisible trays which slip over the tooth and help in tooth movement. But these options are not feasible for every patient. Hence a proper diagnosis and treatment plan is necessary for each case.
The invisible tooth aligners are best suited for adults and teenagers because their jaw growth will be minimal through the years and hence a custom made tray will be fitting them longer. Whereas in the case of children their jaws are rapidly growing and the custom made aligners won’t fit long.
Clear aligners are used for cases with mild to moderate crowding or minor spacing issues.
Severe crowding, spacing or severe bite problems might need more complex treatment options.
Once orthodontist decides to correct your bite using clear aligners, you will be fitted for several versions that make slight adjustments to move your teeth over the treatment time. They are made from clear plastic or acrylic material and will fir tightly over the teeth, but can be removed during brushing, flossing, or having a meal. You will get a new aligner every few weeks to continue moving the teeth in the desired position. Also because the invisible aligners are not precise as traditional braces, some patients may require a ‘refinement’ of their teeth using braces for a few months to make other smaller adjustments at the end of the treatment.
Treatment time with invisible teeth aligners is based on how much the teeth need to be moved or rotated. The more your bite is off or the more crooked your teeth, the longer it will take. Treatment usually takes between 10 and 24 months. But if you're an adult who had braces as a child, and your teeth shifted slightly over the years, you may need invisible teeth aligners for as little as 10 weeks.
Because invisible aligners are not as precise as traditional braces, some patients may require a “refinement” of their teeth using braces for a few months to make other, smaller adjustments at the end of the treatment.
Avoiding a ‘metal mouth’ is the most commonly sought reason for opting a clear aligner. Also, professional who require guise as an inevitable factor of their career like a television anchor or a air hostess are the common archetype of clear aligners. Unlike braces, aligners can be removed making it easier to brush and floss well which maintains overall health.
Correcting Malaligned teeth isn’t just about creating a picture-perfect smile. The correct positioning of your teeth will prevent recurrent tooth decay and other damages to tooth like ubnormal biting.These contribute in long term oral health of an individual. Crooked teeth are more difficult to clean and are often lost early due to decay or gum problems.