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Orthodontic Treatment

Overcome crooked teeth with the Help of Smile Zone

Smile Zone uses the latest technology in a state-of-the-art clinic for orthodontic treatment. We are particularly well known for invisible braces for adults and teenagers and guarantee that any treatment we provide is of the highest quality.

The purpose of orthodontic braces is to treat your misaligned, crooked, crowded or protruding teeth. It close gaps between teeth to make sure your top and bottom teeth meet when you close your mouth. This makes your bite correct, let you eat more comfortably and benefit your smile.

It closes gaps between teeth to make sure your top and bottom teeth meet when you close your mouth

Orthodontic treatments are not just for children. Many adults face problems of improper teeth alignment. With discreet teeth straightening options available at Smile Zone, adult orthodontics has become easier than ever.

TYPES OF BRACES:
Braces have to be worn at all times for the duration of the treatment. Some braces can be removed, whereas some are fixed to the front or back of your teeth. Our dentist will discuss with you which type of brace can be most suitable for you.

Fixed braces
Fixed braces can be removed by the dentist because they are attached to the surface of the teeth. Fixed braces are capable of moving your teeth in a very precise manner, and therefore they are the most commonly used type of brace.

A fixed brace consists of small brackets, cemented to your teeth, and joined together with a wire. It's generally made of metal, but sometimes it can be made of plastic or ceramic, which are less noticeable.

If required, an orthodontic mini-screw can be used to straighten your teeth, which provides a stable point to move your teeth. It is placed in a jawbone and is attached to the brace. After a mini-screw is fixed, for a few days your mouth and teeth may feel tender or painful.

After the treatment is over and brace is removed, the dentist our orthodontist will clean the brackets and filling material from your teeth.

Aligners
Aligners are removable moulds made of clear plastic. They are used if your condition is mild and you have most of your adult teeth which need to be moved in place.

A set of two aligners (for upper and lower teeth) needs to be worn for two weeks and then need to be replaced with a new set. This procedure continues until the treatment is complete and your teeth have moved into their correct positions.

Advantages of aligners, include that they are almost transparent and therefore difficult to notice and at the same time they are easier to clean than fixed braces.

 
Retainers

After your orthodontic treatment is complete, there remains a possibility that your teeth may move back towards their original position. This is called relapse. To stop this happening our orthodontist may use retainers, which are special braces used to keep your teeth in the correct position. Duration of wear of retainers differs from patient to patient, depending on individual condition.

Retainers are available as removable and fixed, having their own advantages and disadvantages. Our orthodontist will help choose the best for you.

 

 

 THE BENEFITS OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT:
•Straight teeth remain comparatively healthy as they are not as difficult to clean as crowded teeth.
•Orthodontic treatment can improve facial profile by moving the jaw and realigning the bite.
•Orthodontic treatment can resolve problems of clicking teeth - which can cause pain in jaws and creates tension on gum tissues.
•It can reduce damage to prominent teeth.
•Feeling confident about your smile is a great morale booster and can raise your confidence levels and self-esteem too.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

You need to see us to treat the following concerns or problems:
•Crooked teeth
•An improper bite
•Excessive teeth grinding
•Tension on gum tissue caused because of improper bite
•Uncomfortable smile
•Wrong alignment of teeth, lip and jaw
•Overcrowded teeth
•Teeth clicking
•Damage to prominent teeth
Orthodontic treatment is suitable for both, children and adults. Many people still think orthodontic treatment is for children, but in actual fact you are never too old to visit an Orthodontist. In case of children, having the right number of teeth is more important than age.
The first most important thing is to have a full examination. This will usually involve looking at your teeth and taking x-rays. Our orthodontist will then discuss the type of braces most suitable for your condition. The treatment will start as soon as you decide to go ahead.
In a situation where you have overcrowded teeth and there is not enough room for all of them, you may need to have some permanent teeth taken out to make space. Our dental team will tell you if this is the case. Sometimes space can be made using other forms of treatment to save your permanent teeth.
Invisible Braces are tough, clear plastic aligners that are used to straighten teeth. They are made from clear plastic, therefore they are nearly invisible. These aligners needs to be worn for roughly 22 to 23 hours a day for the desired results. They can be removed for eating, brushing, and for cleaning in between your teeth.
After your orthodontic treatment is complete, there remains a possibility that your teeth may move back towards their original position. This is called relapse. To stop this happen our orthodontist may use retainers, which are special braces used to keep your teeth in the correct position. Duration of retainers to be worn differs from patient to patient, depending on individual condition.

Retainers are available as removable and fixed, having their own advantages and disadvantages. Our orthodontist will help you choose the best for you.
 

All appliances may feel awkward at first, and can cause discomfort for first few days or few weeks. If the problem doesn't go away, our orthodontist will be able to carry out adjustments to help.
There are chances your teeth get damaged if you don't look after them properly during treatment. The damage is not caused by the braces, but rather poor cleaning and too many sticky or sugary foods, and drinks can cause damage to your teeth. Brackets and wires will trap food - this will cause more plaque than usual if cleaning of teeth is not done thoroughly.
It is important to keep your teeth checked regularly by the dentist while you undergo orthodontic treatment. Apart from that you must pay attention to the following:
1.Clean your teeth carefully every day. Our dental team can help you by explaining cleaning techniques depending on the type of brace you are wearing.
2.Cut down consumption of sugary foods and drinks as much as possible, as they build plaque quicker than other food items.
3.Be careful while taking sticky and hard foods as they may damage your brace.
4.Brush your teeth at night just before you go to sleep. Our dental team may recommend a fluoride toothpaste, or a fluoride gel or mouth-rinse, depending on the type of brace you are wearing.

 

 

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