Dental or orthodontic braces are the devices used in orthodontics for the alignment and straightening of the teeth and help them in positioning with respect to a person’s bite, aiming to improve dental health and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw.
Why Do Teeth Become Crooked?
There are reasons of heredity and environmental factors that can create crooked teeth and bite problems. The hereditary factors include crowded teeth, teeth where there is too much space and malocclusions. The crooked teeth can be caused by thumb sucking and tongue thrusting or due to accidents or mishaps of jaw.
Symptoms of a Malocclusion
- Improper alignment of the teeth
- Alteration in the appearance of the face
- Regular biting of the inner cheeks or tongue
- Pain when chewing or biting
- Speech problems
- Breathing through the mouth
What is a fixed brace used for?
Fixed braces are often used for giving considerable control over the teeth that are finally positioned. They’re generally used to correct crooked, goofy and gappy teeth or the teeth that develop in the wrong place.
How long can you wear a Fixed Brace?
Fixed braces are usually worn for 9-30 months and they’re non-removable. Your orthodontist can tell you the time for which you can wear the fixed braces depending on the treatment prescribed.
What are the different types of braces available?
We at Chopra Dental Care provide tailor-made treatment plan, designed to give each and every patient the results they desire. Below is a list of orthodontic appliances available at Chopra Dental Care,
- Fixed Braces (metal and ceramic)
- Functional Appliances
- Lingual Braces
- Removable Braces
- Retainers (fixed and removable)