Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that deals with treating malocclusion and bite-related issues. We help to treat malocclusion using orthodontic appliances, such as dental braces and Invisalign. They are custom-fabricated oral appliances, which require extremely trained hands to be done right. At the end of the treatment, you would have perfectly aligned and spaced teeth that will help you flaunt a beautiful smile.
What are dental braces?
Conventional braces are made from metal components, such as brackets and wires. The brackets are bonded to the teeth using dental adhesives, and wires are run through these brackets. The ends of the wires are fastened, and the pressure applied on the teeth can be monitored by tightening or loosening the wires. They have been used for several years now and are among the most popular solutions for treating malocclusion. The best part about conventional braces is that they can be used to treat all types of malocclusion, be it simple or complicated.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic aligner made from a transparent dental-grade plastic material. It looks pretty similar to a mouthguard, but does a lot more and is backed by state-of-the-art technology. Once the dentist takes precise impressions of the teeth, they will be used as a reference for fabricating the aligners using clear plastic. Patients will have to wear them almost the whole day, which helps to align the teeth in their orthodontically right positions.
The best feature of Invisalign is that the movement of the teeth can be tracked at every stage. In fact, the dentist will show you a simulation of the movement of the teeth and give you a clear understanding of how your smile will look after the treatment is completed. Invisalign is especially beneficial to the younger generation, as they can comfortably wear it to school without feeling embarrassed.
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