What are Metal Braces or Train Tracks
What is orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment uses either fixed or removable devices to bring about the corrections. The fixed type of treatment comprises braces, which can be metallic braces, ceramic braces or invisible braces (Invisalign).
What oral health issues can braces treat?
Overbite (when your upper front teeth cover the lower front teeth more than 2 mm)
Underbite (when your lower front teeth are ahead of your upper front teeth)
Gaps between teeth
Unerupted or partially erupted adult teeth
Problems in your bite or jaw alignment
Am I suitable to get this treatment?
That being said, if you want to get braces, you need to meet certain criteria. Your teeth should be structurally sound and clear of any periodontal or gum disease. Patients with poor oral health are not considered suitable for braces.
What is the treatment process of Braces?
Reliable and fast treatment time
Can treat complex cases
Metal Braces are the most noticeable type of braces, compared to alternatives
- White/clear/ceramic Braces
For people looking at discrete alternatives for metal braces, clear white ceramic braces are an option. Ceramic braces have tooth coloured brackets and a thin metal or plastic coated wire, which does not give the ‘metalhead’ mouth we often see with metallic braces.
- Lingual Braces
Instead of placing brackets on the front of teeth, lingual braces place brackets on the insides of the teeth and hence are well hidden from observers. The brackets and wires used are the same as those used in metal braces. Lingual braces, however, require more effort to keep clean and may feel uncomfortable in the beginning. They also require more frequent adjustments and are priced higher than conventional metal braces.
Invisalign technology uses a 3-D imaging system to scan your entire oral cavity and create a series of clear plastic aligners or trays that are worn on top of your teeth. The trays are changed every 2-3 weeks as and when tooth movement occurs to bring your teeth to their most aesthetic positions.
How much are Braces?
Price List : Orthodontic Treatments
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