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Orthodontics

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Orthodontists specialize in tooth alignment and focuses on the diagnosis as well as the treatment of dental and associated facial irregularities. Their work consists of treating different conditions such as tooth crowding, overbites, underbites and gaps between teeth. They use corrective appliances such as retainers and braces to treat these problems.


The results of orthodontic treatment can be dramatic - beautiful smiles, improved dental health and an enhanced quality of life for many people of all ages. Treatment typically lasts from 6 to 30 months, depending on age, and the severity of the orthodontic problem.

 

Braces for children/adults

 

Braces are the most efficient and accurate way of moving teeth.

 

The first consultation

 

During this visit the patient is examined clinically by the Orthodontist, Dr. Baskran.. This enables him to give advice on the treatment options available, when treatment should commence, the duration of treatment, and the approximate cost.


If the patient decides to proceed with treatment, an appointment is made to collect records.

 

Records include:

 

• Impressions from which plaster models of the teeth are constructed.
• Photographs of the teeth and face.
• X-rays of the teeth and jaws.

 

Records allow the orthodontist to analyze each case accurately. They are also used to record the existing malocclusion for future reference.

 

Treatment Planning

 

At this visit the orthodontist discusses the treatment plan(s), which have been formulated using information obtained from the first consultation and records.

 

Then, arrangements are made to commence treatment or, if it is too early, to review the patient periodically until it is an appropriate time to commence treatment.

 

Extractions and other preliminary procedures

 

Sometimes it is necessary to remove teeth to gain sufficient space to align the remaining teeth. Any decayed teeth should be filled and the teeth sometimes need to be cleaned before orthodontic treatment is started.


The patient is referred back to the family dentist to have these preliminary procedures carried out. The cost of these procedures is not included in the orthodontic fee.

 

Braces

 

Braces are the most efficient and accurate way of moving teeth.


Braces (bands, brackets and wires) are usually made of stainless steel although clear brackets are available, usually at extra cost.
Fitting the braces usually involves two visits. Braces remain on the teeth for the entire duration of treatment.


Patients then attend approximately every 4-8 weeks for adjustments, wire changes, etc.


Rubber Bands and Headgear


During treatment, patients may need to wear such items as rubber bands and/or headgear with their braces. These items provide important extra forces for the correction of the bite.

 

How Long?

 

Orthodontic treatment usually takes 18 - 24 months. Some cases may be finished earlier and others may take longer to complete. The total treatment time depends on the severity of the original malocclusion, the type of treatment carried out, and the co-operation of the patient.

 

Dental check-ups

 

Orthodontic patients should continue to attend their family dentist for regular check-ups during the course of orthodontic treatment.

 

Retention

 

At the completion of the active part of orthodontic treatment, the braces are removed and retaining appliances (retainers) are fitted to hold the teeth steady in their new position. These appliances may be removable plates or wires fitted behind the teeth.


Retainers play an important role in orthodontic treatment for, if they are not worn according to instructions, the teeth may move back towards their original position.

 

The retaining appliances are usually worn:

 

• Full-time for up to one year
• Just at night for a further year
• Phased out altogether over one more year The corrected teeth are observed periodically for up to five years after the retainers have been phased out. During retention and the subsequent observation period, patients are expected to attend once

 

Removable appliances

 

Removable appliances are popular and frequently-used chosen method in the treatment of occlusion for those patients who have a simple problem, or who do not wish to have a prolonged treatment. It offers an economic method of treatment, though not as effective as fixed braces.