It is estimated that almost 70 percent of the Indian population have malaligned teeth.Crowded or crooked teeth not only cause increased incidence of cavities and gum diseases but also affect the social smile and behaviour as people often feel embarrassed in front of others, due to an unattractive smile. Fortunately, this problem can be addressed and we help patients regain the needed smile and confidence through a simple, yet appreciated dental treatment: teeth straightening with dental braces which can be fixed or removable,metallic or tooth coloured ceremic braces.Another revolutionary invention is the invisible braces or the Invisalign aligners.
Esthetix Dental is now equipped with the latest I -tero Invisalign scanner which can show your corrected smile in minutes. Dr.Harini, M.D.S., in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, has 20 years of experience in the field of Invisalign aligners and braces. Dr.Harini ,is a certified provider of Invisalign aligners, tooth coloured braces, lingual braces and Damon system of painless braces. We have been instrumental in transforming smiles of many, gifting them with a smile to cherish for a lifetime. For further detailed evaluation of your smile contact Esthetix dental on 040-27716663.
Why should anyone opt for braces treatment?
Orthodontic treatment is done basically for two important reasons:
Orthodontic treatment will align your teeth in a proper order and also give you an attractive smile; a beautiful smile can change people’s perspective towards you. It not only gives you an attractive smile but also improves the health and function of your teeth. It makes easier for you to clean your teeth and maintain better oral hygiene.
Does getting braces hurt? What about wearing them?
Fixing the braces is a totally painless procedure. Once they are worn in the initial phase, you might feel a bit awkward with mild pain and discomfort for a week. Your orthodontist would prescribe some pain relieving medication, soothening gel and wax to keep you comfortable. Follow your doctors advice carefully.
How much do braces cost?
The cost of fixed braces cost between Rs.30000 to Rs.1,00,000.
The cost of invisible aligners or Invisalign varies from Rs.60,000 to Rs. 3,50,000 based on the brand of aligners used.
How long will treatment take?
Each person has a different issue or malocclusion and hence the time taken to cure a particular issue is also different. On an average, braces treatment normally takes 6 to 30 months,
What are Aligners?
Aligners are basically invisible braces. They aren’t invisible in the real sense but once worn they are minimally visible to others and appear like a thin sheet of clear plastic. Aligners are very easy to maintain and very comfortable to wear.
These Aligners can be removed for brushing, eating and flossing. Compared to the cost of fixed braces clear aligners are more expensive.Cost of clear aligners ranges from 60,000 to 3.5 lakhs.
Is there an age limit to wear braces?
You can get your teeth aligned at an age. With the introduction of advanced techniques, braces are well accepted by all age groups getting that picture perfect smile is possible at an any age. Talk to your orthodontist to know about the best braces suitable for you.
Instructions after getting your braces:
Congratulations on taking the step towards a perfect smile.
Here are a few instructions to make you comfortable during your braces treatment.
1.Eating with braces:
What can you eat? Let’s talk about what you should not eat!
For the first day or so, stick to soft foods. Always avoid tough meat, hard rotis and breads, raw vegetables and hard fruits. You ‘ll need to protect your braces when you eat for as long as you are wearing them.
It’s more important than ever to brush regularly when you have braces, so that your teeth and gums are healthy after orthodontic treatment.Patients who do not keep their teeth clean may require more frequent visits to the dentist for professional cleaning.
When you get your braces on, you may feel soreness in your mouth and teeth may be tender to biting pressure for several days. Dring cold water or juice can decrease the pain,as the initial wires are sensitive to cold temperatures. Take a painkiller like crocin or combiflam to reduce discomfort. Lips, cheeks and tongue may also become irritated for one or two weeks till they toughen and get accustomed to the surface of the braces. You can put wax on the braces to lessen this irritation.
If you develop ulcers , a soothening gel like Dologel or Mucopain can reduce pain and burning sensation.
Loose wires and brackets:
Donot be alarmed if a wire or bracket comes loose. This happens occassionally .If wire protrudes and is irritating , use a blunt instrument (the eraser end of a pencil )and carefully, gently push the irritating wire under the main archwire.If irritation persists to the lips or cheeks ,place wax or wet cotton on the wire to reduce the annoyance. Call our office as soon as possible for an appointment to check and repair the appliances.If any piece comes off, save it and bring it with you to the office.
Loosening of teeth:
This is to be expected throughout treatment. Donot worry! It’s normal.Teeth must loosen first so they can be moved.The teeth will get rigidly fixed in their new positions.
Care of the appliance:
To successfully complete the treatment, the patient must work together with the orthodontist. The teeth and jaws move to their ideal positions if the patient consistently wears the rubber bands , headgear or other appliances as prescribed.
Maintain your appointments regularly:
Frequently damaged appliances and changing or cancelling the appointments can LENGTHEN the treatment time and increases the cost of the treatment. If you play sports, it is important that you take special care .In case of an accident involving the face, check your mouth and appliances immediately. If teeth are loosened or the appliances damaged , notify us immediately . In the meantime, treat your discomfort as you would treat any general soreness.