Orthodontics is a dentistry where works are provided to prevent or correct misaligned teeth and jaws, which are called malocclusions or faulty occlusions.
At Dental Focus, we provide the latest orthodontic product Invisalign. Unlike the conventional orthodontic treatment, Invisalign is invisible and the patient can sustain a great smile whilst the Orthodontic procedure is applied. Talk to us today to get an expert advice on how you can regain a great smile.
A person may seek the services of a dentist for cosmetic reasons as well as health reasons. Beside the insecurity and low self esteem that dental irregularities may cause, they can also affect a person’s ability to chew and speak. Severely misaligned teeth and jaws can cause snoring, sleep apnea and other breathing problems.
Orthodontic is a field of dentistry that treats irregularities of the teeth using corrective appliances, usually braces. Orthodontic treatment is applied to malocclusions such as underbites, overbites, crossbones, and open bites. Other common problems corrected by orthodontic treatment include cooked teeth, crowding or missing teeth, misplaced midline, spaces between teeth, or other kinds of flaws of the teeth and jaws.
The primary reason for orthodontic treatment is to improve a patient’s bite; however, now there are an increasing number of people being given the treatment for aesthetic reasons to have a better-looking smile.
The most common type of fixed appliances, metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel and consist of brackets and arch wires.
Today’s metal braces are smaller, lighter and more efficient than ever before.
The brackets of ceramic braces are made of translucent glass material; thereby they look less prominent and more appealing than their metal counterparts.
Ceramic braces are designed so that they won’t stain or discolour over long periods of time. Moreover, it is easy to notice any cavities on ceramic braced-teeth.
Invisaligns are a series of invisible and custom-made aligners that require replacement once or twice a month. Free of metal wires and brackets, Invisaligns are comfortable, clear and removable. Invisaligns provide several benefits.
First, hardly anyone can notice. Second, eating, brushing and flossing are no problem. Third, they don’t cause irritation to your mouth.
Lingual braces are fitted to the back of the teeth making them completely invisible. They are ideal for for those who do not wish to compromise their appearance with visible orthodontic braces.
Other Orthodontic Treatments
Besides the orthodontic appliances described above, Damon braces, combi-braces, and minis crews are also used for orthodontic treatments.
Duration of Orthodontic Treatment
The duration of treatment depends on the severity of each case, types of appliances and so on. While the average length is between 15-20 months, an orthodontist will determine the length of treatment upon your comprehensive examination.