Choose the Right Orthodontic Treatment Option!

If you are thinking of getting a beautiful smile for yourself, orthodontic treatment or braces is one of the good options you can choose.  There are various options ranging from traditional metal orthodontic treatment to the inconspicuous invisible orthodontics (hidden behind your teeth) and clear aligners.

What suits you best depends upon your needs.  If you are worried about having big metal braces on your teeth and feel that they will look ugly during the course of the treatment, options like ceramic brace (tooth colored), lingual brace (hidden behind your teeth) or clear aligners (no brace at all) can help you achieve that beautiful smile for you.

So go ahead, and read through the information provided on our website to help you understand better.  If you still feel that you are confused, visit our clinic and meet one of our orthodontists to clear your doubts and help you choose the right orthodontic treatment for you.

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Options For Braces

Clear Aligners – No Braces

Clear aligners, also known as clear-aligner treatment, are orthodontic devices that uses incremental transparent aligners to adjust teeth as an alternative to orthodontic treatment

Lingual Braces – Invisible Orthodontics

Lingual orthodontic appliance is one of the many types of the fixed orthodontic treatment appliances available to patients needing orthodontics. It involves attaching the orthodontic brackets on the inner sides of the teeth. The main advantage of lingual orthodontic treatment is its invisibility compared to the standard orthodontic treatment which are attached on the buccal sides of the tooth

Ceramic Braces – Tooth Colored

Ceramic Brace – They work like traditional metal braces, except that the brackets bonded to the teeth are made of ceramic. This helps to blend with the teeth.

Traditional Braces

Metal Brace – These are traditional orthodontic appliances, most often seen in children and teenagers. Metal brace are the most affordable and use a system of brackets and wires to move the teeth over time.

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Is Orthodontic Treatment Painful?

One of the most common reason for avoiding orthodontic treatment is the notion that it will cause lot of pain during the treatment.  This is not necessarily true.  In face, orthodontic treatment can be done with minimal discomfort to the patient.  Discomfort is caused by the inflammation of ligament around the tooth as the tooth is moved to its desired position.  This occurs during the first couple of days of activation of the orthodontic appliance and subsides thereafter.  The activation is kept to optimal level, so that there is zero to minimal discomfort.  Still in case the patient feels that there is pain, mild to moderate level pain medicine for one to two days helps them sail through very easily.

 

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What To Expect After Getting Braces?

First few days with Braces

Finally, you have started your orthodontic (braces) treatment and got a few braces and wires on your teeth.  Here is what you should expect for the first few days after getting braces and how to manage problems, if any, and achieve that beautiful smile!

 

Before you Leave the Orthodontist's Clinic

Follow these useful steps to make sure your orthodontic treatment is as comfortable and efficient as possible: 

  • Check with your fingers and and tongue to make sure there is no arch-wire poking and causing discomfort.
  • Ask your orthodontist on how to keep your teeth and braces clean and what to eat and what not.
  • Make sure you have dental wax, cleaning aids, or any other materials required.  Make sure you don't run out of supplies between you appointment!
  • Make sure you schedule your next appointment - usually after 4 weeks.  This helps you choose a day and time of your convenience.  Do not miss your scheduled appointments - this will lead to longer treatment duration than expected.

 

You should know more about the following : 
Soreness
Loose Brackets
Food Restrictions
Oral Hygiene
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