Braces

Anyone with irregular teeth, crowded teeth, overlapping teeth or one with gap in between should go for braces treatment. Irregular teeth are difficult to clean and may contribute too many problems like tooth decay, gum diseases, trauma to the soft tissues, bad odour and many more. Braces treatment improves your dental health by proper alignment which indeed can boost your self-esteem.

The treatment also helps eliminating bad habits like thumb sucking. It improves speech by correcting tongue position in mouth.

Braces treatment can be done at any age. Early diagnosis and treatment can guide erupting teeth and developing jaws into a more favourable position and shortens treatment time. It reduces the likelihood of fracturing protruded front teeth while playing. It may even provide advantages that are not available in the adulthood.



Types of Braces

Metal braces/Traditional braces

These are the metal brackets and wires that most people picture when they hear the word "braces." However, modern brackets are smaller and less noticeable than the notorious "metal-mouth" braces than many adults remember.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in to teeth. Some even use tooth-colored wires to be even less noticeable. Less noticeable than metal braces. More expensive than metal braces; Brackets can stain easily if patients don’t care for them well.

Self-Ligating Braces

Savani dental and orthodontic clinic offers high quality orthodontic products made by the trusted global companies like, 3M Unitek™,American orthodontics,demon system etc.. The advance self-ligating braces make appointments shorter, appointment intervals further apart, and reduce friction so teeth move into their correct position faster. Traditional braces use tiny metal wires or elastic bands, known as ligatures, to secure the archwire to teeth. Elastic ligatures can become stained, stretched, or broken requiring additional visits to the orthodontist for replacement. This can be tedious and uncomfortable, as well as time consuming. The elastic ligatures can also be difficult to clean because they retain food particles. Both metal and elastic ligatures cause friction on the archwire, which makes teeth move slower, thereby increasing treatment time.

There are two types of self-ligating braces metal and ceramin(tooth coloured)(clear}. The clear self-ligatingbraces are the perfect aesthetic choice if you want your braces to blend in with your smile. Both styles eliminate ligatures all together. Instead, they use nickel-titanium clips to hold the archwire in place and offer comfort, convenience, and cleanliness. This significantly minimizes friction and allows teeth to move faster, which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your treatment. Also, these self-ligating braces are less likely to retain food particles making them easier to clean. In addition, these braces use lighter and gentler forces to align your teeth faster and with less discomfort. Lastly, archwire changes are quick and simple because the archwires simply clip-in and out and there is no need to place or remove ligatures. This will reduce the number of appointments and the amount of time spent at each visit.

Lingual Hidden Braces

These are the braces which are fixed to the teeth on the inner side, making them invisible. These are little bit inconvenient to the patient as they are near the moving tongue.

Pros: invisible from outside
Cons: Difficult to clean; more expensive; not appropriate for severe cases; can be more uncomfortable at first; regular adjustments take longer and are more difficult than with traditional braces

TAD System (temporary anchorage device) (orthodontic implants)

In traditional orthodontics, molars (back teeth) are used as anchor points to move front teeth. Unfortunately, this may cause the molars to move as well, which is undesirable. TADs (also called Miniscre'W's) can be placed in the mouth to provide an independent anchor point to move teeth. The TAD System, allows for a fixed anchorage point that can be used to move a single tooth or multiple teeth. TADs are quick and easy to place, most often with topical anesthetic only. They can be used to correct bites instead of rubber bands, headgears or even jaw surgery in some cases. TADs can make treatment faster, better or allow treatment that was previously only possible with surgery. They are truly remarkable and innovative.

Clear aligners (Invisalign)

Clear aligners consists of a series of 18 to 30 custom-made, mouth guard-like clear plastic aligners. The aligners are removable and are replaced every 2 weeks.

Pros: Almost invisible; Patients can eat and drink whatever they want
Cons: Will not work for serious dental problems; only available for adults and teens, not children; more expensive option; can be easily lost and costly to replace; treatment may potentially take longer.