Missing a tooth is a terrible experience. Isn't it? It can affect our confidence and make us too self-conscious when we smile or talk. Not to mention the difficulty in chewing and eating the food. This is where dental...
Smile With Confidence
Delivering high-quality orthodontic services to patients by utilizing advanced dental techniques. Our orthodontic department at Aura focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and correction of malpositioned teeth and jaws. We bring out your confident smile while helping improve overall dental health. Aura’s orthodontists are well specialized in offering expert solutions depending on the health conditions of your teeth and gum.
The What & The Why
Having perfectly aligned teeth would be convenient for you to bite, chew and speak. When your teeth get misaligned, keeping them clean would be a hard job, and it wears out your teeth enamel, which leads to the need for the implementation of orthodontic solutions. Orthodontic treatment involves making changes in jaw bones, facial bones and soft tissue while the teeth get moved into the correct positions. Orthodontic care generally begins with the proper examination of teeth and mouth by analyzing the dental records including x-rays, photos and models of the teeth to furnish you with personalized orthodontic solutions. Untreated misaligned teeth may result in tooth decay, gum disease and difficulty in chewing. With advanced and comfortable orthodontic solutions, you could reduce the risk of having serious dental problems.
When You Should Visit an Orthodontist
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
- Difficulty chewing or biting
- Mouth breathing
- Sucking the thumb or fingers, or other oral habits
- Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
- Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude or are recessed
- Speech difficulty
- Biting the cheek or biting into the roof of the mouth
- Protruding teeth
- Teeth that meet in an abnormal way or don’t meet at all
- Facial imbalance or asymmetry (features out of proportion to the rest of the face)
- Grinding or clenching of teeth
- Inability to comfortably close lips
Orthodontics solutions we provide
Made of brackets and wires, traditional orthodontic braces serve the purpose of aligning or straightening the teeth. It helps improve dental aesthetics while guiding the teeth to the right position. The braces help move the teeth by the application of pressure on them for an extended period of time and eventually the shape of the jaw adapts to this pressure. Most importantly, braces are determined based on the factors like age, the severity of bite problems and the extent of treatment.
Aligners are generally thin and plastic-like trays used to fit an individual’s teeth. While the implementation and removal of aligners depend on patients, each aligner has the capacity to be worn for about 2-3 weeks. With the help of a series of aligners, the teeth can be moved a fraction of a millimeter at a time. Most importantly, during brushing/flossing and time of meals, patients need to remove the aligners. Additionally, based on the patient’s orthodontic problem and correction, the number of required aligners may vary.
Being helpful in holding the teeth in place, retainers are tailor-made little devices that may take some time while they help rebuild and stabilize the bone tissue around the teeth. Also, retainers need to be worn for a long period even after solidifying the new bone. Besides, when the thing that holds teeth in the right position breakdown continuously and rebuilds, the teeth become movable. Thus, retainers are the best option at the time of active orthodontic treatment and help minimize the teeth movement.
The appliances that help change the relation of teeth or aches while making use of facial muscles and masticatory muscles are generally referred to as Myofunctional appliances. While eliminating or guiding the forces arising from muscle function, tooth eruption and growth, these appliances help alter skeletal and dental relationships. Also, with the implementation of Myofunctional therapy, bite, breathing and facial posture can be improved.
The advancement in dental technologies has given rise to the implementation of Orthopedic appliances in modern dentistry. Orthopedic appliances are generally the devices that apply orthopedic forces to create skeletal changes while using teeth as handles to transmit forces to the skeletal structures. The application of high magnitude forces is the fundamental principle of any orthopedic appliance therapy. Such force directed towards the basal bone in turn helps alter the magnitude and direction of the jaw.
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