Dental braces are used to straighten irregular and protruding teeth to improve the facial profile and give you the perfect smile.
Orthodontic treatment with braces can be carried out in children as well in adults to get a complete smile makeover by moving teeth in the correct position. It is the most conservative way of achieving corrective changes in irregular, overcrowded or crooked teeth.
The general aim of orthodontic treatment is functional as well as cosmetic. If left untreated, irregular teeth can cause food lodgement, poor oral hygiene, plaque retention, leading to gum The length of the treatment is dependent on the severity of the crowding or spacing of the teeth and complexity of the movement required.
Orthodontic treatment is indicated in the following conditions:
Crowding / irregular teeth can lead to poor oral hygiene and can also be the reason for Dental Caries (Cavities/ Decay)
Forwardly placed / Proclined Teeth which leads to more convex profile and posteriorly displaced chin. Protruded teeth also cause mouth breathing in children.
Crooked teeth which can be a major reason for Periodontal problems such as Bleeding Gums, Halitosis (Bad Breath) and Tooth Mobility (Premature loss of teeth)
If the teeth are irregular, then it can cause calculus (tartar) deposits leading to yellow teeth
Improper Bite that affects chewing efficiency- Open bite or Deep bite. Deep bite may also cause tooth wear.
Spacing or gaps between teeth causing speech problems
WHAT IS THE RIGHT TIME TO GET BRACES?
Generally, it is advised to get braces when all the permanent teeth have erupted. (Around 11 to 12 years of age). At Trudentz Orthodontic Centre, Powai, Chandivali, we advise Consultation with our orthodontist, Dr. Neeraj S Rohida, by the age of 7 years as there are some conditions that need early Orthodontic correction.
There is no upper limit in terms of age for Orthodontic treatment with Braces.
If you have good oral health and firm teeth, you can get braces at any age.
What are the different types of braces?
Trudentz Multispeciality Dental and Orthodontic centre is one of the best Orthodontic Clinics in Powai, Chandivali, Mumbai for all types of Dental Braces.
We offer the following types of braces:
1. Metal Conventional Braces:
These are the traditional and most common type of braces. The metal braces used presently are much more comfortable and smaller in size.
These require elastics which come in a variety of colours to tie the wire to the braces.
2. Metal Self Ligating Braces
These are metal Brackets with a shutter or lock system and do not require the use of elastics to secure the wire in the braces. They are also known as Fastbraces.
Advantages of Self ligating braces:
• In comparison to traditional metal braces, metal self-ligating braces are more comfortable and smaller in size.
• These are helpful in achieving arch expansion and minimize the need for extraction.
• Self ligating braces also help to fasten the Orthodontic treatment. (25% lesser treatment time compared to traditional braces).
• Self ligating braces also allow better oral hygiene maintenance.
3. Ceramic Conventional Braces
Ceramic braces are tooth coloured braces, hence have lower visibility. They are also called as clear or transparent braces. Sometimes, even the wires used are tooth coloured which makes them less noticeable.
Ceramic braces are slightly more expensive than metal braces. They also carry some risk of getting stained from food products and drinks.
However, aesthetic considerations normally outweigh the expense of ceramic braces. Thus, they are popular as an aesthetic alternative for metallic braces.
4. Ceramic Self Ligating Braces
These braces offer all the advantages of self ligating braces, in addition to being tooth coloured and more aesthetic.
5. Lingual Braces (Invisible braces)
Lingual Braces are placed at the back of the teeth and hence are not visible at all.
Individual brackets are customized using CAD-CAM technology / 3D Designing. Lingual braces can cause mild speech difficulties during the initial 2 weeks of the treatment.
Our Orthodontist at Trudentz, Chandivali, Powai, Dr. Neeraj S Rohida is a certified Lingual Orthodontist from National University, South Korea.
6. Aligners (Invisalign)
Clear Aligners are medical grade plastic trays that fit snugly on your teeth and do not require any braces or wire. They are transparent and removable, hence; the aesthetic concerns are duly met and make them very appealing with adults who need orthodontic treatment.
At Trudentz Multispeciality Dental and Invisalign Centre, our Orthodontist is a certified provider of Invisalign Clear Aligner system, which is one of the world’s best aligner systems.
Dr, Neeraj Rohida was nominated in the Best Orthodontist category at by being nominated in the Specialist Orthodontist/ Invisalign Certified Dentist category. He is an experienced Orthodontist, having successfully treated more than 6000 cases in the last 12 years of Orthodontic practice.
Wearing braces has never been so convenient and comfortable. With recent advances in material technology and digital workflows, Orthodontic treatments can be completed in a very short span of time, without anyone knowing about it. Gone are the days of ugly metal braces which had to be worn for years.
Overseas patients from Australia, USA, Newzealand, UK, Middle East can avail the Invisalign Aligners at Trudentz Orthodontic Aligner Centre, Powai, Chandivali, at a fraction of the cost available in their home country.
International patients can just make one visit of 2 days. After that, the aligners are periodically shipped to your address.
These are removable plates, that may be needed in some cases to stimulate the jaw growth. Twin Block appliance is generally needed in children with a small jaw.
Maintain proper oral hygiene by brushing twice a day to keep your teeth healthy and free from decay. Healthy teeth respond better to the treatment.
At Trudentz Orthodontic Clinic, Powai, we recommend the use of a soft Orthodontic Brush and water flosser for oral hygiene maintenance.
Timely follow up is a must for smooth treatment progression.
The rate of tooth movement and the treatment duration varies from individual to individual. Most cases finish within 14 to 16 months.
Avoid sticky and hard food like gum or caramel. Nuts can be soaked in water overnight before consumption.
Ask for a mouth guard, if you play a sport
Avoid carbonated and sugary drinks.
Brush after every meal and never let food get stuck on your braces. Use an Orthodontic brush.
Visit your Orthodontist on every follow-up
Orthodontic Treatment Flow at Trudentz Orthodontic Centre, Chandivali, Powai
– The Orthodontist Generally takes measurements of upper and lower teeth to prepare study models to study the type of correction that is required.
– Full mouth X Ray (OPG) may be taken with the in-house Trudentz Digital OPG