Orthodontic Treatment Options and Care - Dental Quest

Orthodontic / Dental Braces Treatment Options in Delhi

Orthodontic Dental Treatment at Dental Quest in Delhi, India

Braces usually apply regular pressure to natural teeth over a certain span of time. Hence, due to pressure, teeth gradually move. Since pressure is thoroughly applied and teeth shift, the organic bony sockets of all teeth are capable of adapting to their new position. Remember, bony socket is a natural space wherein each tooth connects to natural jaw bone appropriately.

What Are the Names Of the Parts of Braces And What Do They Do?

  • Brackets – They are tiny squares, which are attached straightly to each organic tooth. Further brackets are positioned in space by a certain dental bonding stuff (glue) or are connected to orthodontic bands. They act just like handles. Brackets manage the arch wires that shift the teeth.
  • Orthodontic Bands – Made of stainless steel, they are tooth-colored or clear materials that are attached to teeth either with cement or a dental bonding agent. Orthodontic bands wrap around every tooth to offer a strong anchor for the brackets. Here, one point should be noted that some patients require only brackets and thus no need of bands.
  • Arch Wires – They could be clear, tooth-colored or metal. Arch wires usually connect to the brackets, thus function as tracks to direct the functionality of teeth.
  • Buccal Tube – it is a tiny part, connected to a molar. A buccal tube houses slots which keep attached arch wires and other aspects used to position teeth in a place. Remember, mini-implants may also be installed as anchors, in place of welding a buccal tube to available molar.
  • Ligatures – they are small-sized rubber bands, and help holding the arch wires to available brackets.
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  • Springs – they can be positioned on the arch wires just between brackets to pull, push, close or open the spaces available between teeth.
  • Rubber or Elastics Bands connect to hooks on Brackets – They are usually worn between the lower and upper teeth in several different ways. They are used to apply pressure to shift the upper teeth just against the lower teeth to accomplish an ideal adjustment of a patient’s teeth.

How Long Does Treatment Take?
Individuals who require orthodontic treatment usually have 1 to 3 years of continuous treatment as well as retention. On an average, the treatment may take less than two years unless the dental disorder is actually severe. Do you know how much money does this treatment cost? Remember, the total cost of this treatment largely depends on several factors such as severity of disease, its complexity and of course length of medical treatment. However, you don’t need to worry about treatment cost as patient coordinators at Dental Quest will be happy to help you in managing your financial options and treatment cost with even before the treatment starts.

Treatment Options

Aligners/Invisible Braces/Clear Aligners (ClearPath - Best for Adults)
It is a well-known fact that clear Aligners are the best option to typical braces. They are designed and developed to assist directing teeth into their supposed place. Like braces, clear aligners also use a measured force to manage tooth movement or function, but without brackets or metal wires. These aligners are manufactured using quality plastic stuff, and are designed to adjust every individual’s mouth area. If a set of clear aligners are designed, each clear aligner moves or push the teeth a bit more into position till the supposed movement is achieved.

Remember, aligners should be worn for at least twenty hours a day to attain the desired outcomes. Moreover, each clear aligner must be worn for 3 weeks before altering to the next one. What could be length of treatment? Remember, the treatment duration with aligners largely depends upon the condition of each problem associated with dental health. Usually aligner treatment could be between three weeks to six months. Thus,$it is regarded as the much shorter medical treatment than typical braces treatment.

Advantages of Orthodontic Treatment with (ClearPath) Clear Aligners
Clear aligners are regarded as the best option for individuals who wish to have straighter smile but avoid wearing typical metal-made braces, or for individuals who have already gone through orthodontic treatment and now want to make some minor corrections or changes to their natural smile. Let’s have a look at various benefits of going with orthodontic treatment with clear aligners.

  • • They are removable thus it is quite easy for you to wash as well as floss just after meals
  • • Patients find clear aligners easy to keep clean
  • • They are really comfortable, and thus easily adjust with patients’ cheeks and gums
  • Last but not the least clear aligners also thwart tooth wear from harmful grinding

Metal Braces / Traditional Braces
They are manufactured using high-quality of stainless steel. Metal braces are considered as the most usual type of braces in vogue. Normally, they use rubber or elastic ties to keep the wire into the positioned bracket. Moreover, elastic ties come in different colors to choose from such as grey, etc.

Self-ligating Braces
It is regarded as the most innovative technology, which is capable of reducing the time patients require to wear braces. Self-ligating braces use an advanced wire-system, which is more comfortable than typical braces, and thus they need fewer adjustments. It means that being a patient, you don’t need to visit your chosen dental hospital or clinic frequently even during the treatment.

Ceramic Braces
However, ceramic braces come in the same shape and size as metal-made braces, but they contain clear or tooth-colored brackets that perfectly match in to natural teeth’s color. Moreover, some of them come with tooth-colored wires so that can’t be noticed easily.

Nowadays, consumers or patients have tons of options to straighten their wrongly angled or misaligned teeth. Patients can have the typical metal-made braces that are tested to do the task but are incorporated with some unwanted demerits such as difficult to keep teeth clean, shortening of teeth roots and of course simply looking unattractive while smiling.

One of the most trusted alternatives out there is installing ceramic braces, manufactured using ceramic alloys or composite materials. Since ceramic braces are transparent, they have also gained great trusts especially among matures. They are available with different standard of transparency so that you can have ceramic brace that could blend with organic color of teeth or systematically translucent to be known as clear ceramic braces as well as they don’t tarnish. Many adults or older people like using ceramic braces as they easily match with natural color of teeth. Moreover, ceramic braces are less visible than typical metal braces.

Benefits of Ceramic Braces
The biggest advantage of ceramic braces is their cosmetic and aesthetic appeal. However, ceramic brackets usually don’t stain but the clear elastic ties or wires keeping the brackets to human teeth stain, especially if you eat loads of curry or drink lots of coffee, and smoke. Remember, these ties or wires are changed each time an adjustment is done, normally, monthly.

Lingual Braces
One of the best braces, lingual brace is attached to the backside of the teeth, and thus making them least visible to other individuals. In this type of braces, the brackets are attached onto the back portion of the teeth thus making them imperceptible while in standard types of braces, the brackets are welded onto the front portion of the natural teeth, thus are quite visible to others. Therefore, lingual braces are the best cosmetic option to those individuals who don’t want to hide braces from public gaze.

Gold / Colored Braces
Unlike lingual braces, colored/gold braces are designed for people who want to highlight their braces. They are available in different types of fun alternatives, for instance gold braces. They are available in different colors, size and shape to choose from. If you want to have a distinct but stylish appearance, you need to go with Gold Braces.

Removable Appliances
Removable appliances are used to manage tooth position. These plastic plates aren’t recommended to everyone. Often, removable appliances are installed to correct minor problems related to dental health.

Taking Care of Your Braces

Patients must be aware that taking care of their teeth could be tougher once they get braces. Remember, braces contain tons of small spaces to trap meal’s particles, and thus this trapped meals cause plaque that could lead to various other dental issues. Hence, it is recommended that patients must do extra effort to have clean teeth. Patients need to brush, wash and clean their teeth even after having every food. However, it could be excessive and tedious task to do, but if patients neglect their oral hygiene, they may have to face serious problems associated with oral health. Therefore, patients need to be very careful once they get installed braces as these artificial stuffs may brmng some unwanted oral health iswues.

However, caring about teeth doesn’t mean to make your teeth look attractive, but it means to avoid usual dental issues such as demineralization, tartar, and gingivitis. Needless to say that oral hygiene becomes more difficult to keep clean with braces. However, all these diseases associated with oral health are easy to cure, but if neglected, they can turn into serious oral health problems. Apart from that they may also prolong your time in braces –$metal or otherwise. In case of severe gum disease or such other oral health issues, the doctor or orthodontist can have to remove or uninstall braces. The orthodontist then wait for mouth and gums to heal and once find things fine, he would reinstall or reapply them.

Flossing and Brushing Tips with Braces

To floss teeth if patients have braces, they need to feed the small end of the floss via space between the key arch wire and main upper space of the tooth, attach to gum. Patients can use a smooth sawing motion to function the floss located between each space of the two teeth. Patients should be very careful and must avoid forcing around the available arch wire. Individuals need to brush their teeth using a regular smooth toothbrush. Patients need to brush themr teeth in a proper manner. It is better to take guidelines from your doctor regarding how to brush the teeth. Christmas tree type brush is highly recommended for cleaning teeth with braces. Christmas tree is particularly manufactured for cleaning between two applied braces. Patients need to insert their brush down from the main top area and then up from the base between two available braces. Patients must use various strokes in every direction to have best possible result in terms of cleaning teeth with braces.

Foods to Avoid While Wearing Braces

If you assume that you won’t be able to eat your favorite eat while using braces then you are certainly wrong. You can eat foods of your choice provided that you cut them into tiny pieces so that they can easily be chewed. Despite of this, you still need to avoid certain foods such as :

  • • Difficult to bite or hard foods, including guava, apples and other hard fruits.
  • • Patients must avoid eating chewy foods, for instance sticky chocolates, toffee, etc.
  • • Popcorn, carrots, nuts, and hard pretzels.
  • • Corns
  • • Chewy foods, such as toffee or caramels & sticky chocolates.
  • Apart from foods, patients also need to avoid chew bubble gum and ice.

Caring for Retainers

Patients need to brush their retainer every time when they brush their teeth. It is recommended that retainers should be cleaned and washed at least once in a week. Retainers can be washed using a cleanser added cup of warm water. Having merged retainer into water, patients need to clean it with pure water especially before positioning it back in their mouth.