When Will the Braces Be Applied?
After the images and information has been obtained and a treatment plan decided upon, the orthodontist will schedule a follow up visit with the patient where the braces will be applied. In some cases, braces can be applied at the same time as the consultation however, most times a follow-up appointment will be required. There are different types of metal braces available and some can provide a more aesthetically appealing look. To determine if these will be a good option, contact the office and schedule an orthodontic consultation with Dr Gokula Krishnan at PVR Dental Hospital
What Happens During an Orthodontic Consultation?
The exam and evaluation will assess a patient’s teeth and mouth to determine which type of braces should be used and the precise issues which need to be treated. Typically, mold or impressions of the person’s teeth and mouth in addition to x-rays are taken during the exam. Once the impression and images have been collected the orthodontist will give the patient a diagnosis and recommend a treatment plan. The doctor will let the person know what is recommended and the patients can ask questions about their potential treatment. Usually, for very complex alignment issues braces are strongly recommended.
What are Metal Braces?
In the specialty of orthodontics, traditional braces have been a consistent, effective way to provide a patient with straighter teeth. These devices help correct overcrowding, crooked teeth, and gaps. Conventional, metal braces use archwires and brackets adhered to the teeth to gradually move teeth into place. The brackets and archwires have improved over the years and are now their most effective and comfortable. These braces are worn for approximately 18 to 36 months. They are noticeable when worn, and PVR Dental Hospital is best braces centre in Chennai.
Types of Oral Surgery
- Metal Braces
- Clear Ceramic Braces
- Self Ligating Braces
In the specialty of orthodontics, traditional braces have been a consistent, effective way to provide a patient with straighter teeth. These devices help correct overcrowding, crooked teeth, and gaps. Conventional, metal braces use archwires and brackets adhered to the teeth to gradually move teeth into place. The brackets and archwires have improved over the years and are now their most effective and comfortable. These braces are worn for approximately 18 to 36 months. They are noticeable when worn, and PVR Dental Hospital is best braces centre in Chennai
Clear Ceramic Braces
Clear braces are similar to traditional metal braces, except the brackets, and in many cases the wires, are made from a clear ceramic material making them much less visible. Ceramic braces are often used on older teenagers and adults who are concerned about the aesthetics of having a mouth full of metal braces. The brackets are made from a clear or tooth colored ceramic alloy and are typically a little larger than a metal bracket. Clear ceramic braces also require more attention during brushing and flossing.
Self Ligating Braces
Specialized orthodontic hardware is used to move teeth which are too crowded, misaligned, and contain gaps into their correct position. This works by creating a steady amount of pressure on the teeth which causes them to shift. Braces are typically made of three parts, the brace which is placed on the tooth, the archwire which applies the pressure, and a band, usually an elastic, which connects the archwire to the brace. Braces which are self-ligating eliminate the need for this band. These braces use a permanent but movable component which entraps the wire
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Restore Your Smile
Dr. Gokula Krishnan will talk to you in detail about what you want to achieve through correcting your alignment and will present a variety of options. Clear braces may be the right choice for you if the problem with your bite cannot be corrected with the clear aligners and you are still concerened about the appearance of traditional braces. With proper care, ceramic braces will quickly and effectively correct most bite or alignment issues that can be treated with tradtional braces.