Orthodontics deals with correction of irregular teeth structure or malformed teeth to bring about better facial appearance. Depending on the position, various alternative treatment options are suggested.
Braces can be fixed (Begg’s / Straight Wire) or removable type and can be selected based on individual needs. Removable braces are not as effective as fixed type. A variety of materials (conventional to highly cosmetic types) are available in Straight Wire type braces. Cosmetic braces (thin wire, mini diamond, colored, golden etc.) are now highly popular and are imported from USA.
Orthodontic treatment may involve moving a single tooth or it can involve jaw surgery. Usually braces need to be kept for 6 - 24 months with orthodontic adjustments and monitoring every 4 to 8 weeks. This is followed by placing a retainer to hold the teeth in their new position for further periods of up to 18 months.
Early treatment (for 7- 9 year olds) could result in shorter and less complicated procedure. The treatment attempts to influence bone growth for better and faster results. Treatments for teenagers are also are very effective. Treatments for adults are longer than for children. However, a vast majority of those taking Orthodontic treatments are still adults.
Scaling is the procedure of removing calculus/tartar deposition on teeth.
No. Its better to leave an hour before the first intake.
Cosmetic Dentistry deals with improving tooth structure, shape, arrangement and smile design.
If the tooth is badly infected and root canal treatment is not possible, tooth has to be extracted. In the case of problematic wisdom teeth and for certain therapeutic purposes tooth is extracted.
Yes, artificial tooth can be fixed immediately after extraction