Do you have teeth which are crowded or there are spaces between your teeth or do you find your teeth to be crooked, not exactly a straight aligned set of teeth?
These alignment problems are caused by various reasons like premature loss of primary teeth, accidents or certain oral habits like thumb sucking, tongue thrusting since childhood or sometimes these maligned teeth are hereditary.
To correct these problems with the alignment of your teeth, you need an orthodontist.
Orthodontics is the specialty that straightens your teeth.
Orthodontic appliances improve the functionality and appearance of your teeth and aids you to have a harmonious occlusion.
At Shams dental clinic our highly experienced and internationally trained orthodontists evaluate each and every case in detail and formulate an individualised treatment plan to help you achieve that perfect straight set of teeth.
Various types of choices are available at our clinic for your orthodontic needs.
Brackets either metal or ceramic are attached on their teeth which are connected by wire. Regular appointments with the orthodontist are required to tighten the wire as the braces gradually shift the teeth .
These are clear removable treatment options available to align your teeth. A custom-made set of aligners are given to the patient which needs to be worn for the required amount of time as per the formulated treatment plan.
A solution to straighten your teeth without anyone noticing that you are undergoing orthodontic therapy. Innumerable happy patients around the world have been treated successfully with the help of Invisalign.
A clear set of aligners are fabricated after the initial scan. As per the treatment plan they have to be worn by the patients for a few months. You don’t have to deal with the limitations of braces like difficulty with speech and mastication.
Invisalign patented technology helps your teeth to move faster and in a more predictable manner thus giving you faster and comfortable results.
A range of problems can be treated with Invisalign and anyone who wants to get their teeth straightened, of any age can consider Invisalign as a sure step to fix their misaligned teeth.
Orthodontic treatment is not only required for aesthetic needs but also to improve the functionality of your teeth. It aids in proper speech and mastication , properly aligned teeth gives proper support to the facial muscles.
Also crowded teeth are much difficult to clean hence, these patients have higher incidence of decay and bleeding gums.
Malaligned teeth result in improper development of the jaw which causes uneven bite eventually affecting the overall health of the patient.
No, there is no age limit to get the ortho treatment done. Your bite and teeth can be aligned at any time. Though there are advantages to getting the ortho treatment done at an early age since our jaw bones are still growing, your teeth respond quickly to ortho forces . This only means in adulthood the time required to straighten your teeth may be more but it can definitely work at any age. Your orthodontist on the day of initial consultation will help you to know the time required to fix your teeth.
Maintenance of good oral hygiene is absolutely mandatory. Regular check-ups with your orthodontist is a must. Special toothbrushes are prescribed to help you clean your teeth around the braces. Certain foodstuffs which are hard or sticky are advised to be avoided since they can debond or break the brackets which stops the movement of teeth and eventually increases the time required to straighten your teeth.
The cost depends on the type of malocclusion present, the kind of orthodontic treatment you want or which ortho treatment is suggested by your orthodontist. The cost also depends on the time required to straighten your teeth. On the day of your first consultation your orthodontist will discuss in detail about the types of orthodontic treatment, the time required to fix your teeth and the associated cost of the procedure.