What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of malocclusion, which is the misalignment of teeth and jaws. Orthodontists use a variety of appliances, such as braces, retainers, and clear aligners, to straighten teeth and improve the bite.

Who Needs Orthodontic Treatment?

Anyone who has misaligned teeth or a bite that does not function properly may benefit from orthodontic treatment. Some common reasons for needing orthodontic treatment include:

Syndrome Includes:
  • Crooked or crowded teeth
  • Overbite or underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Spacing problems
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
What Are the Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontic treatment can improve the appearance of the smile, but it can also have other benefits, such as: 

  • Improved oral health
  • Easier to clean teeth
  • Reduced risk of tooth
  • decay and gum disease
  • Improved chewing ability
  • Improved facial appearance
  • Increased self-confidence

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    What Types of Braces Are Available?

    There are three main types of braces:

    1. Metal braces are the most common type of braces. They are made of metal brackets and wires that are bonded to the teeth.
    2. Ceramic braces are made of tooth-colored material that is less noticeable than metal braces.
    3. Invisalign is a clear aligner system that uses clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth.

    What Are the Steps Involved in Orthodontic Treatment?

    The first step in orthodontic treatment is a consultation with an orthodontist. The orthodontist will assess your teeth and jaws and discuss your treatment options. Once you have chosen a treatment plan, the orthodontist will create a treatment schedule.

    The active phase of orthodontic treatment is when the braces are used to move the teeth. This phase can last anywhere from 12 to 24 months. Once the teeth are in the desired position, the braces are removed and a retainer is worn to keep the teeth in place.

    How Much Does Orthodontic Treatment Cost?

    The cost of orthodontic treatment varies depending on the type of braces you choose and the length of treatment. However, it is typically a significant investment.

    Is Orthodontic Treatment Covered by Insurance?

    Some insurance plans cover orthodontic treatment, but the coverage varies. It is important to check with your insurance company to see what is covered.

    If necessary for your symptoms, the following treatments may be advised:

    If you are considering orthodontic treatment, Dr. Dilip Dental Centre can help you get the smile you have always wanted. We offer a variety of braces to choose from and our team of experienced orthodontists will create a treatment plan that is right for you.

    Call 044 – 4556 7465 or fill in the details here to book an appointment.

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