Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the alignment of teeth to improve aesthetics of smile as well as the bite of an individual. But, teeth are not playing a solo role in the movie called ‘beautiful smile’. The lips, cheeks, gums, tongue are all supporting actors without
Aligners popularly known as clear aligners are new smile correction technology that helps in aligning the teeth and improving smile aesthetics. This orthodontic treatment is being considered as more convenient and comfortable as compared to traditional metal or ceramic braces for various reasons such as: Aligners: Need, Cost and Time
I’m sure we all have idols who work in the film industry or are community influencers, whom we look up to for inspiration, style, and fashion. We are bowled over the fact that they always carry the perfect look and are always beaming with the perfect smile. It is a
The tongue is an integral part of the oral cavity along with the teeth, gums and other structures. It helps us speak and taste. Though quite underestimated, the tongue is actually the window to one’s health. It is said to be the strongest muscle in our body and keeping it
We often associate children with braces. But, as a parent, when do you first take your child for an evaluation? Ideally, your child’s first dental visit should be done on eruption of the first tooth around 6 months of age. A regular visit to the dentist helps to monitor the
We have heard about open bites, but what is a cross bite? It is a clinical condition where the upper and lower teeth are improperly aligned with those of the opposing arch. What causes cross bites? The most common cause of a cross bite is heredity. Another cause is the
A favourite with orthodontic patients who are conscious about a metallic smile, aligners are not only transparent but also more comfortable than conventional braces. They are removable trays that have to be worn for at least 20-22 hrs a day. Each set of trays is meant to be worn for
Our jaws are ideally made to fit all our teeth in a proper alignment. But, ideal is far from true in reality. Most people have one or more teeth out of alignment either due to spacing or crowding. In crowding, there is often lack of space and so the teeth
Don’t be mistaken! We aren’t talking about you realigning yourself. We are actually talking about re-aligning your teeth! Confused? Your teeth are actually always on the move. After teeth alignment, some patients need to realign their teeth. This condition where realignment of teeth is needed is called as orthodontic relapse.
Is the thought of having a metallic smile giving you nightmares? Worried about how you would look with a mouth full of metal braces and wires? Well, the good news is- you need not fret! Advances in dentistry have addressed this problem you are facing and transparent aligners have arrived!