Dr. Kirti Gowd, Oral & Maxillofacial Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, a member of American Board of Orthodontics, trained in lingual and invisible braces, with over 10 years of experience as an orthodontist, has been successful in bringing back confident smiles to many. She is the best orthodontist in Hyderabad.
How Braces Work
Habit breaking appliances
What are the benefits of early treatment?
- Lower risk of trauma to protruded upper incisors.
- Influence jaw growth in a positive manner
- Harmonize width of the dental arches
- Improve eruption patterns of permanent teeth
- Correct harmful oral habits
- Improve esthetics and self-esteem
- Simplify and/or shorten treatment time for later corrective orthodontics
- Reduce likelihood of impacted permanent teeth
- Improve some speech problems
- Preserve or gain space for erupting permanent teeth
As we have become more and more self conscious, Many adults are seeking braces to improve the appearance of their teeth and looks, as a beautiful and healthy smile is what is noticed first.. The techniques used in the movement of adult teeth are similar to those used in children.
Corrections in the teeth or dentition can be done with braces. However, certain conditions cannot be resolved with braces alone, because an adult’s facial bones are no longer growing. Sometimes, jaw surgery is required to obtain the ideal result.
Gaps between teeth, crowding, protruding front teeth, and teeth in abnormal positions are problems that may be corrected in the adult by orthodontic treatment .The health of teeth, gums and supporting bone, as well as harmonious jaw relationships, are key factors in determining the possibility of improving one’s appearance through orthodontic treatment.
With modern technologies and materials used in Orthodontics today, it is never too late to consider braces treatment for an adult. Braces are not only useful for cosmetic improvement but also it can treat your jaw joint function. If you are planning to get crowns, veneers or other restorative treatments for either cosmetic or functional reasons, braces may even be recommended to obtain the maximum result, because braces places teeth where they should be. Treatment time is not a big issue anymore as we are able to complete treatment in a minimal amount of time, often one year depending on the case type.
Self Ligating Braces
Procedure for Getting Braces
Typical treatment time varies from 6 months to two and a half years, depending on the complexity and type of problems. Orthognathic surgery may be required in extreme cases.
Teeth to be braced will have an adhesive applied to help the cement bond to the surface of the tooth. A metal wire will be threaded in between the brackets and affixed with elastic or metal ligatures. Wires are bent, shaped and lightened frequently to achieve the desired results.