Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry focused on the diagnosis and treatment of dental and associated facial irregularities. 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. Orthodontic problems, which can result from genetic and environmental factors, must be diagnosed before treatment begins. Proper diagnosis involves taking photographs, x-rays, and dental impressions, which enable our practice to make informative decisions about the form of treatment necessary. Treatment typically lasts from 6 to 24 months, depending on age and the severity of the orthodontic problem. Outstanding results are also dependent on maximizing the coordination of care between you and our practice. We are committed to delivering the best possible service in order for you to achieve your orthodontic objectives
Young people looking for a solution to misaligned teeth may benefit from a range of modern treatments available to straighten teeth. Although many people may be uncomfortable with wearing braces at an older age, the development of new technology could mean long-term, positive results are achievable in a significantly shorter time period.
What are Damon braces?
damon systemDamon braces are popular braces in the United States, which use low-friction mechanics to create a fast, cosmetic orthodontic fixture using a slide system to minimise friction and binding associated with more painful conventional brace fittings.An alternative to the traditional accessory, the innovative fixtures are created using a different form of wire and brackets brace, which allows wearers to remain comfortable throughout the alignment process.
The low-friction mechanics ensure faster treatment times and less frequent trips to the dentist during the corrective period. Overall, this means image-conscious individuals are able to enjoy optimum results from a more efficient dental treatment.During the process, patients may hear their dentist mention self-ligating, which means the fixture is free of elastic or metal ties. The Damon system comes complete with a slide mechanism, which ensures faster results for patients.
What are the benefits of the Damon system?
The primary advantage of using Damon braces in order to straighten problem teeth is the significantly improved technology used throughout the process. This ensures the design of the fixtures is able to achieve the highest standard ofresults while ensuring the patient is as comfortable as possible.Individuals who wear the corrective fixtures can often benefit from the desired results up to six months faster than traditional methods of improving the appearance of teeth.In addition, this corrective method is more hygienic than conventional train track braces that can often attract plaque, which increases the risk of a number of oral health issues such as gum disease and tooth decay.The comfortable nature of Damon braces is also an advantage for prospective patients worried about the pain and discomfort associated with corrective procedures. Despite feeling almost unnoticeable, the fixtures are able to exert strong forces on even severely crooked teeth.Patients looking for a smile makeover will be pleased to hear the fixtures are created using ceramics and stainless steel parts, making them less obvious to other people. This could act to increase the self-confidence of individuals worried about the stigma attached to wearing braces.Unlike Invisible braces/clear aligners, the treatment includes the attachment of brackets to the front of the teeth so the fixtures are not as invisible as Invisible braces. However, the advanced design of Damon braces means they are able to be removed after a much shorter period of time than their traditional counterparts.Additionally, the increased force offered by Damon braces can be used to treat more severe oral health issues such as overbites, underbites and crossbites.
What is Six Month Smiles
Adult patients worried about the stigma attached to wearing train track dental braces during adulthood can now benefit from the six month smiles programme.This corrective process significantly reduces treatment time by utilising natural- looking braces to gently re-align teeth over a six month period.The procedure concentrates on areas of the mouth that are visible when smiling, to perform a transformation for people who experience low self-esteem as a result of crooked or misaligned teeth.Six month smiles can be used to treat a wide variety of orthodontic problems, including crowding, crossbites, overbites and gaps between teeth.
Why Orthodontics at Smile Architect?
You are greeted and seen on time. We know your time is valuable and we care about our patients.
You see the same orthodontist each month who knows what was done at your last visit and what you need next.
Dr.Girish is available all the days of the week (except Sunday) and your appointments will be flexible unlike other clinics where you will be seeing the orthodontist only once a month and at strict timings.
You receive personal attention from our orthodontist. We don’t deliver your care in assembly line fashion. We take enormous pride in the relationships we build with our patients and families.
We don’t take shortcuts when planning your treatment. We advise complete diagnostic tests (x-rays, digital/photos and impressions of the teeth) at your consultation when treatment is indicated. There is no substitute for having all the diagnostic information. A lack of information can lead to improper treatment.
You receive care in a stable practice from the same orthodontist
You receive personalized appointment reminder telephone calls.
Your treatment is “state of the art”- tooth colored brackets, invisible braces, gold braces, latex-free elastics, virtually invisible Clear Aligners that can straighten adult and mature teen smiles
Without traditional braces and space age low force/high comfort wires are all available.
Our office has made it a policy not to recycle supplies such as orthodontic bands and brackets.
What is Orthognathic Surgery?
Which combines orthodontics with jaw surgery to correct certain severe deformities such as a narrow upper jaw, a “gummy” smile, or protusive or recessive jaws. This technique involves a joint effort between the orthodontist and an oral surgeon. While not necessary in most instances, it makes a dramatic improvement in patients who previously could not be helped by traditional orthodontics.
Tooth Coloured Braces
Different materials are used to manufacture tooth coloured brackets. Ceramic brackets are the most popular. Ceramic brackets with metal inserts are more advantageous to use because the teeth get corrected faster with these. Ceramic brackets are strong, not very visible, inert and stable in the oral conditions.
Lingual (Invisible) Braces
Lingual braces are fixed onto the inner sides of the teeth. These braces have been used for many years. Their popularity is now growing as more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment. They are not seen at all so the patients who are conscious about wearing braces can get their teeth repositioned to get an aesthetic smile.
The latest lingual brackets are highly refined and low profile. Therefore, they are more comfortable for the patients. We use the Multi-Purpose Attachments for many of our patients wherever possible. These are the thinnest possible bracketsavailable and therefore are most comfortable for our patients. All kinds of irregularities of the teeth can be treated with lingual braces. The patients are uncomfortable for a few weeks due to confined tongue space and speech problems but get adjusted later. Time required for every appointment is more. The treatment time is the same as that with the regular braces. It depends on the severity of the irregularity.
Invisible braces / Clear / Clear Aligner
Invisible braces / Clear/ Clear Aligner are appliances used for straightening teeth without the conventional fixed braces. A series of custom made trays are prepared according to the corrections required for a patient. These trays bring about changes in the positions of teeth sequentially. The patient is supposed to wear the trays as instructed and check ups are done every 6-8 weeks by the orthodontist or dentist to monitor the progress. They are not visible so adult patients not wanting to wear braces can get their teeth corrected. They are removable