Orthodontics is the specialized branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of malocclusion. Misaligned teeth can lead to a lot of embarrassment and also cause difficulty in biting and chewing food. Hence, we suggest getting it treated in the early stages itself to make sure you have a healthy oral cavity with perfectly aligned teeth.
Common orthodontic aligners
- Braces: Dental braces are one of the most widely used orthodontic appliances to treat teeth misalignment. They are used to treat various types of malocclusion - either minor or too complicated. Braces are composed of metal brackets and wires, which apply pressure on the teeth in a predetermined direction in a gentle manner. The extent of pressure applied on the teeth can be varied by tightening or loosening the wires, which will be carried out by the dentist. Recent advancements in orthodontics have allowed us to make dental braces from tooth-colored or transparent material, such as dental-grade ceramic or clear plastic.
- ClearCorrect: ClearCorrect is a type of near-invisible orthodontic appliance that is made from a transparent, dental-grade plastic material. It looks pretty much like a retainer or a sports mouthguard and is custom-fabricated as required by the patient’s oral condition. ClearCorrect is a removable aligner, meaning you may take it off whenever you have to eat food, brush your teeth, play outdoor sports, etc. Based on the severity of your malocclusion, the treatment period may vary between a few months to a couple of years.
- Retainers: Retainers are used by patients who have completed their orthodontic care to make sure their teeth do not go back to their previous positions due to relapse. Various types of retainers are available, which will be provided by the dentist based on the type and severity of your malocclusion. Some of the common ones are VFR retainer, Hawley retainer, Fixed lingual retainer, etc.
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