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Orthodontics Treatment

OVERVIEW

The process of straightening teeth is called Orthodontics. It is a specialized branch of dentistry that deals with the correction of Dental and Facial irregularities by moving improperly placed teeth by means of braces.  Sometimes the size and position of the upper and lower Jaws contribute to poorly positioned teeth. Treatment in these cases is directed at correcting these jaw discrepancies. This is called Dent facial Orthopaedics.

Orthodontists are dentists who provide Orthodontic and dent facial Orthopaedic care

Poorly arranged teeth are difficult to clean and trap food particles causing tooth decay and gum diseases over a period pf time. They are also more susceptible to wear and breakages due to improper contacts and imbalanced biting forces. From a visual and esthetic point of view they negatively affect an otherwise beautiful face and smile.

The results of Orthodontic treatment can be dramatic yielding beautiful smiles with improved dental health transforming your personality and self-esteem in the process.

With recent advances, Orthodontic treatment can be carried out at any age, provided the teeth and supporting bone are healthy. The objectives are to use light forces to minimize treatment time and achieve the best long term stable result.

We at AK Global Dent take immense pride in our specialized, esthetic and methodical approach towards Adult Orthodontics.

To achieve these goals we use the most advanced Orthodontic appliance, the Damon System with a more holistic and inclusive approach to treatment. (https://damonbraces.com/treatment/adult/).

This has helped us transform the smiles of several working adults.

After completion of fixed orthodontic therapy the teeth need to be stabilized and held in their new found position with the help of specialized appliances called retainers. This phase of treatment is called retention.

Retainers are absolutely mandatory till the teeth have stabilized in the bone. Don’t worry… retainers are now available in esthetic forms such as removable clear plastic trays to thin – sleek options which are fixed on the inner surface of teeth.

The retention period varies from individual to individual and is decided by the Orthodontist.

It is absolutely imperative to follow your retention protocol. Should this be neglected all the good results achieved can be undone with the teeth moving back to their old position.

SELF LIGATING BRACES

(Metal & Ceramic)

CONVENTIONAL BRACES DAMON SELF LIGATING BRACES
Wire Held Onto The Bracket Using Little Elastic Modules / Steel Wires Self Locking Mechanism To Hold Wire Into Place
Increased Food Deposits Makes It Difficult To Maintain Good Oral Hygiene No Elastic Modules Means No Food Deposits Making It Easier To Clean
Elastic Modules Get Discoloured Over Time Leading To Poor Esthetics Brilliant Esthetics (Ceramic Tooth Coloured Option Also Available)
High Friction = Higher Forces = More Pain Low Friction = Light Force = More Comfort
More Emergencies = More Frequent Appointments No Emergencies = Fewer Appointments
More Friction = Longer Treatment Low Friction = Faster Treatment
Module Change = Longer Appointments Self Locking = Shorter Appointments
Do Not Help Avoid Tooth Extractions Reduces Need Of Tooth Extractions

The Damon self-ligating brackets that we utilize are the global gold standard in self ligating therapy. In addition to being scientifically advanced & delivering more predictable results, they are slimline and low profile so patients find them fairly comfortable to wear.

TOOTH COLOURED CERAMIC BRACES

Why Damon Clear 

  • Fast Treatment
  • Extraordinary Results
  • Greater Comfort without Tightening
  • Virtually Invisible
  • No Speech Impediments
  • Fewer & shorter Office Visits
  • Easy to Keep Clean

With Damon Clear, people may not even realize you’re wearing braces. Other clear or so-called invisible braces have visible metal parts or elastic ties that can yellow during treatment. But tieless Damon Clear braces are more discrete and resistant to staining and discoloration all throughout treatment.

3M INCOGNITO
CUSTOMISED GOLD LINGUAL BRACES

ADULT ORTHODONTICS

With recent advances, Orthodontic treatment can be carried out at any age, provided the teeth and supporting bone are healthy.

We at AK Global Dent take immense pride in our specialized, esthetic and methodical approach towards Adult Orthodontics.

To achieve these goals we use the most advanced Orthodontic appliance, the Damon System with a more holistic and inclusive approach to treatment giving

  • A fuller, wider smile
  • Better facial balance and aesthetics
  • Smoother cheek contours which make narrow smiles look fuller and more inviting
  • Fewer dark triangles within the corners of your mouth
  • Straighter, less crowded & crooked teeth
  • Improved profiles…for a more youthful look at any age!

 

Braces for kids

The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that Children should have an orthodontic consultation no later than the age of SEVEN. This helps us to identify any potential orthodontic problems that may affect your child in their teenage and adult years and recommend steps to mitigate them.

The most common orthodontic and growth problems that benefit from early treatment procedures are: crowding, severe overbite (deep) bites, dysfunctional habits (thumb or finger sucking) and problems related to narrow jaws and a poor airway.

If your child does need treatment it will usually occur over two phases.

The first phase of active orthodontic treatment lasts approximately six to fifteen months and occurs when permanent and baby teeth are present. The corrections made in the first phase are maintained using special retentive appliances. Patients are then placed in our growth evaluation program. Phase two or comprehensive treatment is started once all the permanent teeth are in place.

Occasionally, when a patient is being treated with a two-phase treatment program, the permanent teeth erupt more rapidly than anticipated.

Although the two-phase treatment program does appear to be more involved, in reality, it is a much more effective way to treat the problems that are present at an early age. By expanding the jaws you eliminate airway problems, eliminate the need for extractions of permanent teeth and potential jaw surgery and actually shorten the time in full braces.

To summarize, we will use a two-phase treatment program, when it is required, because of what we are able to accomplish in altering the jaw structure and oral environment. A second phase is generally needed to finalize all the tooth positions and the bite.

Book a free consultation for your child with us today to find out if he or she could benefit from early orthodontic treatment.

Phase one treatment usually starts while the child has most of his/her baby teeth and a few of his/her permanent teeth. This stage in development is usually about the age of seven.

Phase two treatment usually occurs a number of years later. Usually we are waiting for 12-16 more permanent teeth to erupt before Phase two begins. This most commonly occurs at the age of 12 to 13. The goal of Phase two treatment is to achieve an ideal bite and to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

This is another name for orthodontic treatment in the permanent dentition at any age. It is more commonly used when a Phase one treatment was not performed.

Absolutely not! Only certain bites require early intervention. All others can wait until most, if not all, their permanent teeth erupt. If your child does not need Phase one treatment we will continue to monitor his/her dental and jaw growth at regular complimentary appointments until all of his/her permanent teeth have come in.

This is not recommended. If your child needs Phase one treatment, this usually means that he/she has a difficult problem that requires attention now. If no orthodontic action is taken, treatment may include extractions, jaw surgery leading to increased time and costs.