Who Should receive Orthodontic Treatment
Braces are recommended for individuals with overcrowded or crooked teeth. Misaligned teeth often create areas of food and stain trap, which can be difficult to clean and maintain. This may potentially lead to tooth decay, gum problems, and early loss of teeth.
While it is recommended to begin orthodontic treatment at an earlier age of 10 to 13 years old, braces are not just for kids. It helps to correct a variety of orthodontic problems that can be faced by all ages. You are never too old for a beautiful smile, so do not let age prevent you from seeking a consultation if you feel that you might need it.
Some common orthodontic problem which require braces (but not limited to):
Types Of Orthodontic Treatment
Depending on the condition of your teeth, as well as your lifestyle requirements, we will assess and determine a suitable appliance that is best suited for you. The period of treatment varies across individuals and how complicated their spacing or bite problem is. On average, patients have their braces on for about 12-24 months. To prevent your teeth from moving back into its original position, wearing retainers is also necessary after treatment.
Anyone who feels uncomfortable with their teeth but are absolutely clueless about what to do to correct it should consult our Orthodontist. Through this consultation, you will be able to better understand the pros and cons of wearing braces, and whether it will be suitable and necessary for you.
Discomfort is inevitable, especially for the first few days of treatment, when the braces are put on, as well as after tightening. However, most patients adapt and get used to them pretty quickly.
This depends largely on the complexity of the case. With the advancements of braces types today, the need for extractions can be reduced. In the event where extractions are compulsory, all extracted spaces will be closed up by the end of the treatment.
Wearing retainers are highly recommended so as to prevent your teeth from shifting back into its original position, as well as for stability to be achieved. This process of stabilization may take up to a year.