With ever changing times, every individual has realized the importance of a beautiful smile. Some of us have it naturally, while others don't. With the advent of newer methods and techniques, it is now possible for all of us to have that infectious smile. But not many of us realize the role played by an orthodontist in giving you the reason to smile.
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. These includes treatment of different conditions:
Overjet or upper protruding teeth
Underbite or lower protruding jaw
Spaces in between teeth
Orthodontic treatment in Mumbai
requires professional skill in the design, application and control of corrective appliances, such as braces and retainers, to bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment and to achieve facial balance.
What is the scope of orthodontic treatment?
Teeth are moved to ideal locations by applying appropriate forces on them. Apart from moving the teeth, it is within the scope of an orthodontist to utilize the growth potential of a child and apply appropriate forces that are capable of restraining, promoting or redirecting the growth of upper and lower jaws. By doing all this, the treatment by itself brings about favorable changes in the facial appearance of an individual.
Orthodontic treatment in Mumbai can be completed in few months using latest technology at Smile Please. Further, we specialize in formulating a thorough and precise orthodontic treatment plan in Mumbai based on an appropriate diagnosis.
At what age the treatment can be done?
This the most common question pertaining to orthodontic treatment. There is a general misconception that this treatment can be done only on growing children. This is absolutely untrue. The treatment can be done at any age, provided the bone condition is good. In fact the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment is increasing rapidly.
With the advent of fashion industry and innumerable beauty pageants, there is great awareness amongst people about their dental appearance. So anyone can get this treatment done at any age.
The results of orthodontic treatment can be dramatic beautiful smiles, improved dental health and an enhanced quality of life for many people of all ages. Outstanding results are also dependent on maximizing the coordination of care between you and our practice.
Signs for Early Orthodontic Examinations
Early or late loss of baby teeth
Difficulty in chewing or biting
Crowding, misplaced or blocked out teeth
Jaws that shift or make sounds
Biting the cheek or roof of the mouth
Teeth that meet or bite abnormally or not at all
Jaws and teeth that are out of proportion to the rest of the face
Benefits of Early Detection for Orthodontic Treatment
A check-up with an orthodontist no later than age 7 for children who enable the orthodontist to detect and evaluate problems (if any), advise if treatment will be necessary, and determine the best time for that patient to be treated. Patients who have clear indications for early orthodontic intervention, early treatment presents an opportunity to:
Guide the growth of the jaw
Regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches
Guide incoming permanent teeth into desirable positions
Lower risk of trauma (accidents) to protruded upper incisors (front teeth)
Correct harmful oral habits
Reduce or eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems
Improve personal appearance and self-esteem
Potentially simplify and/or shorten treatment time for later corrective orthodontics
Reduce likelihood of impacted permanent teeth
Preserve or gain space for permanent teeth that are coming in
Healthy teeth can be moved at almost any age. Many orthodontic problems can be corrected for adults as children. Orthodontic forces move the teeth in the same way for both a 75-year-old adult and a 12-year-old child. However for adults, complicating factors such as lack of jaw growth, may create special treatment planning needs.