Our Orthodontics team at Ethos Dental recognizes that all our patients are unique and
deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced
and talented team is committed to working with you and your family in order to create a
comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our
Whatever your orthodontic problem, our team can help you
in bringing out the best solution for a lifetime!
Most of the orthodontics problem can be corrected by
using lingual orthodontics with the conventional labial technique that includes malposition
of teeth, anteroposterior discrepancies and pre-prosthetic surgical cases. This system
consists of specially designed brackets which is suitable to be placed in the lingual
surface of the tooth. The adult patients segment has higher resistance in committing to
orthodontic treatments as opposed to younger patients. The lingual orthodontic treatment has
become a treatment of choice due to its aesthetic appeal for most adults with the increasing
number of adult patients in orthodontic practices.
Lingual orthodontics is one of the good options for
comprehensive treatment of most malocclusions because of the lingual surfaces of the
teeth appear to be less prone to caries than the buccal surfaces due to differences in
surface morphology, plaque retention, salivary flow and the mechanical cleaning of
surfaces by the tongue.
Invisalign aligners are an effective alternative to metal braces. Most patients get the same results with these clear aligners that they would achieve with brackets and wires. Invisalign aligners are clear, unobtrusive, and easily removable.
Invisaligns can be removed at any time. Just pop them out at mealtime and brush your teeth carefully before putting the aligners back in. Invisalign is a comfortable alternative to traditional braces. Living with Invisalign is easier than you might think.
The term Malocclusion refers to the abnormal alignment of the teeth and the way in which the upper and lower teeth fit together. Normally, the upper teeth overlap slightly outside the lower teeth.
There are several causes of malocclusion, including:
- Mismatch between jaw size and size of teeth.
- Thumb sucking or tongue thrusting habit.
- Premature or congenital loss of missing teeth.
Your orthodontist may recommend various treatments depending on the type of malocclusion which includes:
- Braces to correct the position of the teeth.
- Removal of teeth to correct overcrowding.
- Reshaping, bonding, or capping of teeth.
- Surgery to reshape or shorten the jaw.
- Use of wires or plates to stabilize the jaw bone.
Orthodontic treatment in young children is called as
orthodontics, and it can start at the early age of 6 or 7. At this age, teeth are still
developing and the jaw is still growing. That means certain conditions, such as
crowding, may be easier to address.
It is important to note that early treatment does not
apply to all
orthodontic problems; however, it may help in certain cases.
Two conditions that need early intervention
and protruding front teeth.
- A crossbite can cause the jaws to grow unevenly.
- Front teeth that stick out may be fractured or injured in an accident, such as a
Surgical orthodontics is also known as orthognathic
surgery. It is
a type of orthodontic treatment used to correct severe cases that include bad bites, jaw
bone abnormalities and malocclusion. Surgical orthodontics may be used to treat adults
with improper bites or other aesthetic concerns. Jaw growth stops by age 16 in females
and 18 in males typically. In order to receive orthognathic surgery, the jaw must be
done growing. The need for surgical orthodontics occurs when the jaws do not line up
correctly, and a proper bite cannot be achieved with orthodontic treatment alone.
Surgical Orthodontics will help properly align the jaw and orthodontic braces will then
be used to move the teeth into their proper position.
Investing in a smile makeover can have significant
socially and professionally. Straightening teeth can be a vital part of that
confidence-boosting makeover process. Adult Orthodontic treatment can be done for
crooked teeth or uneven bites, just as it is for children and teenagers. Some of the
most common situations where orthodontic treatment might be considered in adults are:
Realignment of the teeth prior to the placement of veneers, crowns, implants or even
At any age, healthy teeth can be moved so there is no such thing as being too old for
Ortho Home care
You may feel general soreness in your mouth, and your
teeth may be
tender to biting pressure for three to five days, when you get your braces or
orthodontic appliance. Rinsing your mouth with cold water can help relieve some
soreness. If the discomfort is severe, every 6-8 hours for the first 48 hours, Tylenol
or Motrin pain reliever is recommended. If your lips, cheeks and tongue become
irritated, you can use orthodontic wax to alleviate the irritation.
Brushing and Flossing
When you have braces or an orthodontic appliance, it
important to brush and floss regularly. Brushing three times per day or after every meal
is recommended. Make sure the teeth are completely free of food and plaque.
It is important to get floss under your orthodontic
wire, and then
the floss is pushed up toward the gum line and then pulled down towards the wire to
ensure all plaque is removed.
Stick to soft foods for the first few days. You'll
need to protect
your braces and orthodontic appliances while eating for as long as you wear them.
Foods to avoid:
- Hard and sticky candy.
- Hard potato chips.
If you have an emergency such as a broken bracket,
loose or poking
wire, or anything else that is causing discomfort, please call your dentist.
Invisible braces are the latest technology in the
orthodontics. It is ideal for the people who want their teeth to be straightened but are
conscious about their appearance and do not want wires to be hanging from their teeth
all the time. This process can straighten your crooked teeth without the use of metal,
ceramic, wires or any lingual brackets. These braces work just like the conventional
ones and correct irregular or protruding tooth/ teeth.
Adults who do not wish to meddle with their looks and are running
short of time can go for this slightly more expensive process. This treatment is
painless and does not require anaesthesia or hospitalisation.