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What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a specialised form of dentistry focusing on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial abnormalities.
An orthodontist at Mozhi dental straightens your teeth, corrects misaligned jaw structure and improves your smile.
What's the best age to visit an orthodontist?
An Orthodontist can work on your smile at any time but it is best to start early. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child be seen by an orthodontist around the age of 7.
This allows your orthodontist at Mozhi dental to determine the need for and the best time to start treatment. Early evaluation starts at Mozhi dental and ensures timely detection of problems and a better opportunity for a more effective treatment plan. While it is best to start early, orthodontic treatment can be beneficial at any age. Adults find significant accomplishments can be attained because the drive and cooperation of adult patients provide a good foundation for successful orthodontic treatment at Mozhi dental.
Benefits of early orthodontic treatment:
- Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
- Improving facial symmetry by influencing jaw growth
- Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
- Preserving space for non-erupted teeth
- Minimizing treatment time with braces
- Corret and guide the growth of your child's jaw to help the permanent teeth come in straight
- Avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions later in life
- Correct thumb sucking and help improve minor speech problems
When to see an orthodontist:
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
- A hard time chewing or biting food
- Mouth breathing
- Finger or thumb sucking
- Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
- Jaws that pop or make sounds when opening and closing
- Teeth that come together abnormally, or do not come together at all
- Jaws and teeth that are not proportionate to the rest of the face
- Crowded front teeth around age seven or eight
Please contact Mozhi dental to schedule an appointment for an orthodontic evaluation. Early treatment now will give your child a healthy, beautiful smile for the future at Mozhi dental.
Teenage years are a unique period of growth marking the transition from childhood to adulthood. This is when they develop an increased awareness of themselves and their appearance. Building their self-confidence while balancing individuality with trying to fit in, quite often takes up a considerable part of your teen's life. Mozhi dental provides positive self-esteem which will help your teen to be successful in education, achieving future goals and in social skills.
Protruding, misaligned and crooked teeth make them feel self conscious and affect their confidence levels. Orthodontic intervention at Mozhi dental will help ensure that your teen has one less issue to deal with growing up. Typical age for orthodontic treatment is between 12-16 years. Bone and jaw structures are sufficiently developed for treatment to begin. Some of the teens might have started early phase treatment and are now ready for full braces or other relevant orthodontic treatment.
According to American Association of Orthodontists, 1 in 5 people seeking orthodontic treatment is over the age of 21. Orthodontic problems in adults range from minor crowding or spacing of teeth to very complex problems involving repair and replacement of missing teeth and treatment to correct anomalies of facial growth and severe dental disease are best treated at Mozhi dental. Most types of braces are suitable for adults though it is important to choose the right method to achieve the desired results (bearing patient’s comfort and lifestyle in mind) which will be well explained at Mozhi dental clinic at Tenkasi.
With recent orthodontic innovations, many modern braces are designed specifically for adults to minimize discomfort while maintaining the best possible appearance concerns is provided at Mozhi dental clinic at Tenkasi.
Mozhi dental also recognizes that adults and children have different needs, and require a different level of attention and care. Mozhi dental clinic at Tenkasi will work with you to ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatments, and that your needs are met with understanding and respect from us.
Is really orthodontic treatment necessary?
Orthodontic treatment is not only concerned with aesthetics but also it helps in resolving various other dental related problems which includes function as well as oral harmony. Usually the people notice only the forwardly placed or crowded teeth but apart from that there are other problems which are unnoticed. Mozhi dental will identify the problem and it’s cause and will rectify it. When the teeth don’t meet correctly, this can put strain on the muscles of the jaw, causing jaw and joint problems and sometimes headaches. Orthodontic treatment provided at Mozhi dental clinic at Tenkasi can help you to bite more evenly and reduce the strain... Always prevention is better than cure. If you really need ortho treatment then go for it, without any second thoughts.
Can orthodontic treatment damage my teeth?
Your teeth can be damaged if you don’t look after them properly during treatment. The braces themselves will not cause damage, but poor cleaning can cause permanent damage to your teeth. Brackets, wires and braces can trap food and cause more plaque than usual to build up. So, you need to clean your teeth and appliance very thoroughly and do follow every instruction listed by orthodontist at Mozhi dental clinic.
What are various types of braces/clips?
- Metal braces
- Ceramic braces
- Self ligating braces
- Lingual braces
- Damon braces
- Fast braces
- Clear aligners