Straight teeth boosts one’s appearance and overall confidence and self-esteem. Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of dental and facial irregularities in children and adults. Orthodontics not only provides positive cosmetic results but can also play an important role in reducing the need for future dental treatment.
Teeth straightening requires professional skills in the design, application and control of corrective appliances (such as traditional braces or clear aligners), to align teeth and achieve facial balance and beautiful smile.
Orthodontic treatment can be done for both children and adults, if they have healthy teeth. Early detection allows better correction of malalignment and facial growth by the use of interceptive orthodontics techniques.
This is the conventional method of straightening teeth wherein metal/ ceramic brackets are placed on the tooth and connected by a wire. The tension in the wire slowly moves the teeth to the desired position. The treatment generally takes 12 months – 2 years depending on the complexity of the case. This is the most effective way to achieve a functional and aesthetically pleasing smile.
Clear Aligners have a unique advantage of being discreet and still enabling the treatment without making the person self-conscious about the way their teeth look in social set up. Clear Aligners are flexible and can be removed when required.
This treatment consists of a series of aligners that are individually customised. Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks. With replacement of each set of aligners, the teeth move a little, and gradually achieve the desired results!
The main advantage of clear aligners is that they are esthetically more acceptable especially in adults. They are more comfortable and easier to keep clean and maintain oral hygiene. They do have some limitations as they put less pressure on teeth and are a removable appliance, therefore compliance is a must.
For more information on braces and which method will suit you best, book a consultation with our dentists. We have a strong focus to help in achieving beautiful, functional and aesthetic smiles. Our dentists will help to choose the best treatment options to suit all lifestyles, budgets, and ages. Payment Plan options are also available.