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Orthodontics
Many different types of appliances, both fixed and removable, are used to help move teeth, retrain muscles and affect the growth of the jaws. These appliances work by placing gentle pressure on the teeth and jaws. The severity of your problem will determine which orthodontic approach is likely to be the most effective.
Metal braces
These are the most common fixed appliances, braces consist of bands, wires and/or brackets. Bands are fixed around the teeth or tooth and used as anchors for the appliance, while brackets are most often bonded to the front of the tooth. Arch wires are passed through the brackets and attached to the bands. Tightening the arch wire puts tension on the teeth, gradually moving them to their proper position. Braces are usually adjusted monthly to bring about the desired results, which may be achieved within a few months to a few years. Today's braces are smaller, lighter and show far less metal than in the past. They come in bright colors for kids as well as clear styles preferred by many adults.
Ceramic Braces
  • Ceramic or teeth colored braces are popular with both adults and teens. They are translucent and therefore "blend in" with your natural tooth color. Ceramic braces are ideal due to their cosmetic appeal.
  • Clear braces offer a unique advantage over conventional metal appliances. The material composition and design allows an uncompromising level of care which enables you to look good during treatment. Many people may not even be aware that you're wearing braces at all and the great news is that these braces are becoming smaller all the time!
  • Removable brace
    Usually taken less time than a fixed brace. However, you might need to wear a removable brace before and after you have finished your treatment with a fixed brace. Your dentist or orthodontist will able to give you advice about your brace and teeth. If you don’t do what they say, the brace can take longer to work and the treatment may be unsuccessful. If your brace is damaged or broken this can also delay the treatment.

    You will need to have your brace adjusted regularly to make sure it is working properly. Usually you will have an appointment roughly every six to eight weeks. It is extremely important that you go to these appointments otherwise the brace will take a lot longer to work. Your mouth is very sensitive to change and it will take you a few days to get used to wearing your brace. At first your teeth may feel uncomfortable because of the pressure put onto them by the brace. It may also feel uncomfortable and tight against your teeth after it has been adjusted. Painkillers like ibuprofen can help. Some parts of the brace may also cause discomfort to your gums and lips, causing sore spots.
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    Habit breaking appliances
    Pernicious oral habits in children include Thumb sucking, finger biting, nail biting, lip biting, mouth breathing, tongue thrusting etc
    If continued for a long time it can lead to:
  • Gum disease
  • Change in position of teeth
  • Change in shape of the jaws

  • Habit breaking appliances with either fixed or removable in nature.
    FIXED HABIT BREAKERS
    Used to control thumb sucking or tongue thrusting, these appliances are attached to the teeth by bands. Because they are very uncomfortable during meals, they should be used only as a last resort. Correcting these habits at an early age or as soon as it is noticed helps prevent oro- facial changes in the child