What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics or Braces is the science in dentistry that deals with the straightening of crooked teeth. It treats any type of malocclusion that can damage the structure, function and the appearance of teeth and jaws.
What causes misaligned teeth?
Malocclusion or crooked teethcan be an inherited condition, meaning it may be passed from one generation to other.
Malocclusion is also caused because of the issues with the size and shape of the jaw or teeth. One of the common causes of crooked teeth is too much or too little space in the jaw. If a child has small jaw, the teeth may grow in crooked or crowded manner. If the jaw is too big and there is much space in the jaw, the teeth may have gaps in between or drift out of place.
There are few other habits or conditions that may change the shape and structure of the jaw. These include:
- Use of a pacifier
- Prolonged bottle feeding
- Thumb Sucking
- Injuries resulting misalignment of the jaw
- Tumors in the mouth or jaw
- Poor dental care i.e. improper fitting of crowns, or braces
One should get a check-up done for a child at the age of 6-8 years to ensure that his/her teeth will erupt in the desired manner.There are many simple techniques that can be used to avoid crooked teeth if corrective measures are taken in early stages. This is known as preventive orthodontics.
Age group between 10 -14 is ideal to get teeth straightened, as the Best Orthodontics in Pune can take advantage of the growing age to solve many complex problems.
Best Orthodontic Treatment
Braces can be placed at any age. The technology for braces is very advanced now and a wide variety of options are available. The position of the tooth is all pre-programmed into the bracket that is fixed onto the tooth. This assures predictable results.
Best Orthodontist in Pune at Nanda Dental Care use braces from ORMCO, world’s No. 1 company for orthodontics. We have a range from regular braces to clear, friction free and lingual braces that suit the needs of different age groups.
Here is a brief on types of the braces used for the orthodontic treatment
Damon braces are self-ligating braces that eliminate metal or elastic ties. They are fitted in the same way as traditional metal braces, but you can now experience treatment without regular tightening of the braces.
Damon braces use a unique slide mechanism that attaches wires to brackets to move naturally with the teeth as they realign. Bands on conventional brackets apply friction to the wire which slows down the movement of the teeth. Damon brackets clip the wire into position allowing it to move freely and therefore work more quickly.
They reduce the pressure on your teeth and allow them to move comfortably to their correct positions. With the Damon system, treatment time is typically shorter than the conventional braces. And shorter treatment time means fewer appointments and a beautiful smile in less time.
Lingual braces clear braces are placed behind your teeth so they are completely hidden from view.
Instead of the traditional metal brackets and coloured bands, clear brackets and bands are available to make the device less visible.