Orthodontic treatment is the process of correcting your teeth alignment. Having well aligned teeth improves not only your appearance but can also significantly improve oral health and function. Orthodontic treatment can be safely and predictably undertaken at any stage of life—it is not just for children and teenagers. Fixed braces are the most common method of orthodontic treatment for younger patients, while clear orthodontic aligners (like InvisalignTM or Clear Correct) are very popular amongst adults. In young children, removable appliances (also known as ‘orthodontic plates’) can sometimes be used to improve the arrangement of teeth, by harnessing and gently guiding the growth of the young jaw bones. The use of these appliances in some cases may reduce the length of treatment with fixed braces or eliminate the need for braces later on in a child’s life.
Your dentist Dr.Sujith Pandiaraj BDS, will complete a full dental examination, including x-rays, photos, and impressions or scans of your teeth. Assessment and planning the best treatment option may take several appointments. If your teeth are not suitable for treatment by a general dentist, your JSP Dental Clinic dentist will refer you to a specialist orthodontist for more complex treatment.
Your dentist need to understand your end goals and why you wish to correct the alignment of your teeth. This way your dentist Dr.Sujith Pandiaraj BDS will have a better idea of what type of treatment would suit you better (fixed braces or clear aligners), what duration of treatment would be appropriate and achievable and what type of result you are expecting. Knowing this, the dentist can present you with a number of appropriate options and in some cases even give you a preview of the final outcome before commencing treatment.