Orthodontics deals with correction of mal-aligned teeth, We offer different types of treatment options that includes Removable, Metal Braces (Begg, Edgewise), Lingual Braces, Ceramic Braces, Self Ligating Braces, e.g., Damon, Clear Aligners, e.g., Invisalin, etc
Dental braces are devices that are placed directly on teeth in order to move them. For most of us, braces are the most common method for achieving optimally aligned teeth. The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to make the best of your teeth. This includes straightening your teeth so you're able to care for your teeth and gums more easily, and improving your bite so you can eat more comfortably. And your smile will benefit, too. Treatment almost always involves using braces to straighten crooked, crowded or protruding teeth, close gaps between teeth, and correct the bite so the top and bottom teeth meet when the mouth is closed.
This treatment option is advocated when minor corrections are required, usually the patient is required to wear it minimum 12 hours a day and clean it themselves.
Often also called “traditional braces,” metal braces have two basic components. These are the metal bracket that is applied to the teeth and the bendable metal wire that is threaded through the brackets in order to apply pressure to the teeth and ultimately move them. This is the type of braces that most teenagers get, because they are the least expensive version and are often the fastest way of moving teeth into their ideal locations.
Ceramic braces are popular alternative to metal braces. Because the brackets are made out of a ceramic material that has the same colour and texture as teeth, it would be very difficult to see the ceramic brackets on the teeth. Many orthodontists would also use wires that are of the same colour as patient’s teeth, so the entire treatment would be virtually impossible to see. Because they are far less noticeable than metal braces, once the system was developed, it was in high demand. While they are more expensive than traditional braces, they are far less noticeable.
Essentially the exact same as metal braces, except that they are on the inside of the bite, instead of on the outside, lingual braces provide a number of benefits. They can be just as effective as traditionally placed braces, whether of metal or ceramic, but they cannot be seen from outside of the mouth. While they can be spotted when the wearer opens their mouth, they are far less intrusive and likely to be noticed than brackets and wires on the front of the teeth.
Similar to traditional metal and ceramic braces, self-ligating braces make use of the bracket and wire system. This may be the type of braces that most orthodontist use today, but many still use a more traditional system. This type of braces uses brackets with clips or doors that hold on to the wire, instead of the rubber band tie system. These braces are supposed to hold on to less food and be less painful than other types of braces, and they are also supposed to reduce the number of trips to the orthodontist the patient has to make. This type of braces can be found in both metal and ceramic versions.
Clear aligners are invisible aligner “braces” which provide a number of benefits, including the ability to completely remove it in order to clean the teeth and aligners when necessary. They are essentially invisible and once the patient is used to wearing them, they can be far more comfortable than metal braces. Clear aligners are usually more expensive than traditional braces. E.g. Invisalign