a. How do I know I need braces?
There are certain conditions which can be corrected with professional orthodontic help for instance when the teeth are forwardly placed, rotated, lips which are not competent due to irregularly placed teeth, overgrowth of jaws etc. A regular check up with our consultants will help you discover if you have a "malocclusion" that requires orthodontic therapy.
b. What types of braces are available?
Braces come in several varieties. The traditional variety is the stainless steel brackets. Apart from that there are ceramic brackets, transparent materials called invisalign, Invisible braces, which are placed behind the teeth etc.
c. I am very conscious of the braces. Is there an alternative?
Yes. The invisible braces are place behind your teeth and still can correct the alignment of your teeth but are absolutely to visible to anyone in front of you. It is a great option for those who are conscious of their braces.
d. How expensive is the treatment?
The cost of the treatment depends upon the choice of braces. However, you can pay in installments to help ease the cost.
e. How long does the treatment take?
It may take anywhere between 6 months to even two years depending on the nature of the problem and the type of bracket used. Advanced brackets help hasten the process. After this the patient has to wear retentive braces behind the teeth for a while to hold the teeth in the new position.