Orthodontics |Everything You Need To Know About How We Can Correct Crooked Malaligned Teeth

Orthodontic braces options to choose

Orthodontic treatment options metal braces ,ceramic braces ,aligners,veneers


In mild cases misaligned teeth can be corrected by Veneers or emax crowns while in most cases orthodontic intervention is needed ideally treatment should start in between 8 to 14 years which can be decided in 7th year by an orthodontist. There are various methods of teeth straightening Some are more complicated than others, depending on the extent of the misalignment of the teeth.You are free to choose which method  suits your individual case.It is important that you also consider other factors like budget and ease before you finally make a decision.Below i list down some effective ways of straightening teeth.

    What are Lingual braces ?

These braces are similar to metallic braces.
The only difference is that these are put behind the teeth.
They are customized for each individual, and the advantage of this type of braces is that they are positioned behind, therefore they are not visible from front making it virtually invisible.
However, they may cause some irritations on the tongue as well as interruptions in speech.

   What are Traditional Metal Braces ?

These are braces which have metal and some rubber bands.
They are placed on  the front surface of teeth and they align the teeth by applying constant pressure on them.
You have to visit your dentist once in a month to get it tightened.
They could create some trouble initially but you will eventually adapt to the feeling of having them in your mouth.

   What are Invisible aligners ?

These are virtually invisible clear, plastic aligners that are customized to fit your teeth perfectly.
They are removable, so you can put them aside whenever you need to have a meal or brush your teeth.An advantage of this method of teeth straightening is its aesthetics and visibility.
They are made out of clear, soft plastic which is not obviously visible on teeth.

    What are Ceramic braces ?

These are also called clear braces they are made of tooth mimicking ceramic brackets with identical wires and bands to make your braces less evident They are good alternative for adult patients who are avoiding orthodontic treatment due to fear of getting noticed by metallic brackets

    What are Retainers ?

These are usually installed after using braces for some time, or after undergoing surgery.
Retainers are made of metal and plastic and they are also removable.
They help in closing gaps in between the teeth.

   What are Veneers ?

These are thin layers that dentists put on top of the tooth.You cannot use veneers to correct major misalignments.They are also used to conceal cracked or crooked teeth.These can be useful to you if you do not have any severe misalignment. But it does require bit of tooth cutting.

    What is Orthodontic Surgery ?

This method of teeth straightening is done in most severe cases where either of jaws are front or backwards.so mere teeth alignment wont solve your problem.You could choose to have surgery if you want to have very quick results.
However, surgery should never be used as a first choice.You also need to be sure to visit your dentist periodically after the surgical procedure is completed.

The most suitable method of teeth straightening for you depends on the results that you desire to have as well as the kind of teeth alignment that you have which varies person to person.