What is Orthodontics in general?
Orthodontics is a treatment that helps to straighten or correct/ align your teeth with the use of various types of braces.
With Orthodontics (Braces) Treatment, brushing your teeth will be much easier with less food being stuck in between misaligned teeth. This improves facial profiles and gives patients a confident smile.
TYPES OF ORTHODONTICS (BRACES) TREATMENT
The braces are made of a translucent material that blends with the color of teeth. They are used to straighten and align teeth to improve facial profiles and give patients a beautiful smile.
- Metal Braces
- Ceramic Braces
- The difference between the Metal Braces and Ceramic braces is the type of material used. Ceramic Braces is made of a translucent material that blends with the colour of your teeth.
- Damon Braces (Self Ligating Braces)
- Damon braces (Self Ligating braces) are fitted in the same way as traditional metal braces. Damon Braces (Self Ligating braces) do not need to be tightened and adjusted regularly. Damon braces (Self Ligating braces) use a slide mechanism that attaches the wires to brackets for it to move naturally with the teeth as they realign.
- Invisalign (Clear Aligners)
- Invisalign are customised clear aligners. For more information, click here to find out more.
1. How long is the process for orthodontics (braces) treatment?
- It depends on the individual’s teeth and personal maintenance of oral hygiene. Length of treatment is on average 2.5 years to 3.5 years.
2. Is it common to get ulcers with the braces on?
- It is very common to have ulcers during the orthodontics (braces) treatment.
- You may apply wax on the metal attachment to smoothen the movement between the metal bracket and your mouth.
3. How many times must I visit the dental clinic to adjust my orthodontics (braces) treatment?
- It will be advisable to arrange your appointment once a month to check on the progress of the treatment.
4. What happens if the bracket falls out?
- If the bracket has fallen out, keep it and call the clinic to arrange for an appointment to fix the bracket back or go back during the next retie visit.
5. What happens if the wire/ bracket causes discomfort?
- Should the wire/ bracket cause any discomfort, call the clinic to arrange for an appointment to check or use the wax given to smoothen the area.
- If the wire detached from the bracket or the power chain is broken, call the clinic to arrange for an appointment to get it rectified.