Orthodontic treatment does not just aim to straighten teeth. One of the key roles of orthodontic treatment is to solve irregular bite occlusion and associated facial abnormalities. Orthodontists uses orthodontic appliances to treat different conditions such as tooth crowding, overbites, underbites and gaps between teeth.
Orthodontic dentistry – dental appliances and corrective techniques
Clear And Metal Braces
Metal braces are the conventional form of orthodontic appliances that are fixed and typically composes of the below component parts:
- brackets placed on tooth surfaces
- titanium wire that binds and pulls brackets together into position
- o-ring elastics bands that holds the titanium wire to the brackets
You will need to visit your orthodontist monthly to change the o-ring elastics to enable correct mechanical forces. You can change the color of your o-ring elastics monthly to express your individuaity or based on upcoming festivities.
Also known tooth-colored braces, the brackets of clear braces may be made of clear plastic or ceramics. As the brackes are tooth colored, this makes orthodontic treatment less visible. Combined with clear o-ring elastics, clear orthodontics is a popular aesthetic choice opted by adults. It works with the same mechanics as metal orthdontics and is suited for majority of cases in resolving functional occlusion misalignments.
Self-ligating braces does not require elastic o-rings. Its brackets have special clips that holds the titanium archwire to straigthen and move teeth. As there is more freedom of tooth movements that reduces the amount of pressure and friction compared to its conventional metal and clear counterparts.
Popular brands of self-ligating orthodontics include:
- Damon (Damon Q, Damon Clear)
- 3M Braces (Gemini SL and Clartiy SL)
Also known as speed braces, self-ligating dental appliances are placed on like conventional metal and clear braces. They can consists of both clear and metal parts.
Lingual braces are placed on the internal side or backside of your teeth. This makes your orthodontic treatment completely non-visible from sight.
Lingual brackets are chosen by your lingual orthodontic specialist to the unique shape of each individual tooth. As lingual brackets are comprehensively personalized, orthodontist must be specially trained with the knowledge and skill to customized functional mechanics for lingual braces. Our’s team of orthodontist composes of lingual orthodontists perform this specialized technique.
Advanced lingual orthodontics method is well-suited individuals whose professions keep them in lime-light.
Patented from the USA, invisalign is a series of clear aligners. Invisalign uses digital system work flow including itero intra oral scanner, computerized guided planning with ClinCheck in simulating each stage of your orthodontic treatment and end results.
Unlike conventional braces, invisalign is removable, comfortable and easy to clean. As it is clear, it is almost invisible.
At Kitcha Dental Clinic orthodontic center, invisalign cases are done by fully licensed orthodontic specialists (not general dentists) who undergo addition qualifications on invisalign training. Getting your invisalign treatment done by an certified invisalign orthodontist relative to a invisalign general dentist provides you with assurance that your invisalign treatment is successful.
In some instances, simply having orthodontic braces may not suffice in resolving facial or bite abnormalities and jaw surgery may be recommended.
Kitcha orthodontic center provides facilities for jaw surgery and orthognathic treatments.