Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that treats malocclusion, a condition in which the teeth are not correctly positioned when the mouth is closed. Dr Tanvir Singh specializes in making the teeth straight. Treatment can be cosmetic, to improve a person's appearance, but it often aims to improve oral function, too. Treatment can improve the appearance of the teeth and can also lead to better chewing and speech function and help protect teeth from damage or decay, in some cases. To achieve these goals, we use a range of medical dental devices, including headgear, plates, and braces.
A} Metal braces
These are the metal brackets and wires that most people picture when they hear the word "braces." At Dentem We Successfully treat patients with metal braces as they are low in cost and sometimes suit the budget of common man , though modern brackets that are smaller and less noticeable are the choice of treatment for many adults and children.
B} Ceramic braces
Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as modern metal braces, except that they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in to teeth. Some even use tooth-colored wires to be even less noticeable.At dentem we promote ceramic braces for patients who are more aesthetically concerned as they are hardly noticeable as compared to metal braces .
C} Self ligating braces
These braces look very similar to the traditional braces, they are available in both metal and ceramic . They use clips instead of elastic bands to hold the braces wire in place. At dentem , we treat 80% of our cases using self ligating braces since it helps in treating the case without extracting the tooth in most of the cases .
D} Lingual braces
They are attached on the lingual side so they are not visible to others.But sometimes , they are harsh to the tongue and also one should be prepared for altered speech during the treatment . Dr tanvir is certified in doing Lingual orthodontic treatments.
Invisalign which is a popular removable braces that uses clear aligner to straighten teeth, without a trace of metal it gently moves teeth using a series of transparent plastic aligner.Dr Tanvir Singh is certified to do clear aligners ,at dentem we have successfully finished more then 200 cases and many more in progress . Because they are no metal wires or brackets , it is very convenient for patient as he/she can take aligners out to enjoy all the foods that would be difficult to eat with the fixed braces .
Pre orthodontic trainer
The Pre - Orthodontic TRAINER helps to correct oral habits as well as aligning the developing teeth. This will help future orthodontic treatments by making it less complex and decreasing the need for extractions . It was designed to provide growing children early treatment for their developing orthodontic problem ( from 6 years of age as soon as the need for treatment in evident ) Trainer improves the face as well as the teeth because of myofunctional habits that cause the malocclusion . At dentem , many children who were given Pre -orthodontic trainer at early age did not require the need for orthodontic treatment .
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is orthodontic treatment?
It’s a way to straighten the teeth with the help of braces. They improve the appearance of the teeth; also help in long term health of gums and jaws.
2. Why you should go for orthodontic treatment?
To get your crooked teeth get straighten and few of patients have upper front teeth tht sticks out wch looks unsightly. If there is any abnormality in the dentition it generally degenerates the occlusion whch can put strain on muscles n affecting the joints. Orthodontic treatment can help to restore your bite.
3. At what age do u visit your orthodontist?
The best time is during your childhood but it’s never too late for orthodontic treatment.
4. What are removable braces?
Simple treatment can be carried out with removable appliances. It has wire component, springs and other attachments tht helps in moving the teeth using gentle pressure
5. What are fixed braces?
When the more précised amount of force and guided tooth movement is needed then generally the orthodontist prescribes you for fixed treatment.
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