Orthodontic (from Greek orthos “straight”; and odous “tooth”) is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions, which may be a result of tooth or skeletal discrepancies. Essentially, orthodontic treatment improves the appearance of a clients’ profile and teeth, and can improve your oral hygiene, change your facial appearance for the better, and give a boost to your self-confidence. Braces are devices which gently correct irregularities in the arrangement of your teeth. They are also called orthodontic appliances.
Dentofacial Orthopaedic Treatment
MBT Straight-Wire System
Self-locking Bracket System
Retaining/ Stabilizing Phase
FAQs on Orthodontic Treatment
Q. What is the right age to start?
A. For girls, braces treatment usually starts at ages 10-12, boys at 12-14 years. It is recommended that children should be examined at about age 7 for skeletal and dental problems and best to start orthopedic treatment if necessary to capture the growth phase.
Q. I am an adult, will braces still work for me?
A. Yes, it certainly will. You are never too old for braces! In fact one in every five orthodontic clients is an adult.
Q. How long will the treatment take?
A. The length of time will depend on a number of factors, such as complexity of the case and skeletal hardness. It is important that you follow your dentist’s instructions diligently. Regular visits for review are necessary.
Q. What if I am due to leave for another country midway through my treatment?
A. The fortunate thing is that dentists around the world are well-trained to continue treatment for clients who visit them midway through the treatment. Do ask for referrals well in advance. Request for a set of treatment records from your dentist as these will serve as a reference for your new dentist.
Q. How much do braces cost?
A. The cost of braces will depend on various factors such as the level of difficulty and the type of appliances used. Your dentist will recommend a plan to you and discuss it with you before your treatment begins.