Orthodontics is a specialist field of dentistry focusing on the form, function and aesthetics of the jaws and teeth. Who needs orthodontics treatment?
Crooked or crowded teeth may cause uneven wear of tooth surfaces or jaw problems and are also difficult to clean all these features make them prone to tooth decay and gum diseases.Such people should go for (straightening of teeth) orthodontic treatment.Crooked teeth or large gaps between teeth makes smile unpleasant, which in turns leads to loss of self confidence.
At what age can orthodontic treatment start?
It is most common during childhood and adolescence(from age eight and up) it can be started even before all permanent teeth erupts as this time dentist can modify growth of the jaws by various internationally accepted methods. the majority of orthodontics is carried out on teenagers, but increasing numbers of adults are opting for orthodontics too.
There was a myth that this treatment could not be done after a certain age. This is a fallacy today, age is not a reason to avoid orthodontic treatment. The only pre-requisite is that the bone should be healthy.
How long does the treatment take?
It varies from 12 to 24 months advance orthodontic treatment provides tooth colored, brackets and lingual braces(i.e. placed on back side of your teeth). These modern bracket systems are less visible to other people and the results can be stunning. Achieving a healthy beautiful smile is a team effort, not only involving you, your family, and your orthodontist, but also your dentist, and other dental specialists as needed. So, at BMDC our wonderful team looks forward to meeting you and providing you with straight teeth and a beautiful smile.
Different types of orthodontic appliances
Self Ligating Braces
Clarity Self Ligating Braces
Functional Appliance - Twin Block
Wisdom tooth removal is a scary and often misunderstood procedure.
People have fear of the procedure, don't want to remove anything from their bodies or undergo unnecessary surgery.... so why do it? When the jaw isn't large enough to accommodate wisdom teeth, they can become impacted (unable to come in or misaligned). Wisdom teeth may grow sideways, emerge only part way through the gum or remain trapped beneath the gum and bone.
Extraction of third molars is generally recommended:
when wisdom teeth only partially erupt
when there is a chance that poorly aligned wisdom teeth will damage adjacent teeth
when a cyst (fluid-filled sac) forms, destroying surrounding structures such as bone tooth roots.
If a dentist has recommended extraction it is usually because there is not enough room for these teeth in your mouth and leaving them will result in an increased incidence of potential pain, swelling and periodontal disease.
Common signs and symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth include:
Pain or tenderness around your gums
Swelling around your jaw
Red or swollen gums around the impacted tooth
Unpleasant taste when biting down on or near the area
Prolonged headache or jaw ache