The extra space between two or more teeth is called a diastema. The most common diastema seen is between the upper two front teeth and since it forms the midline of the upper jaw, it is referred to as the ‘midline diastema’. What causes a Diastema? The most common cause
The patients who want to straighten their teeth are now shifting from metal braces to aligner treatment. That is why most of the people are comparing the differences between Aligners and Braces. Both treatments are done to correct crowding, protrusions, irregular spacing, alignment issues and/or crookedness. When it comes to
You must have heard about aligners which are much better than the old traditional metal braces. The aligners are very comfortable to use, and its main highlight is that they are virtually invisible. Aligners have many other benefits over braces treatment. Aligners are easy to use and maintain, better oral
Has your dentist ever advised you braces to straighten your teeth even though you never felt anything was wrong with them? We often believe and accept the natural look and appearance of our teeth in the mouth. A titled, crooked, or rotated tooth might appear normal and natural to most
We often take chewing and biting of our food for granted. But, what we presume to be normal may not always be so. It is quite common for people to have an improper or an uneven bite and not realize it. What Causes an Improper Bite? There can be multiple
After your orthodontic evaluation, your orthodontist will schedule to begin your braces treatment with ‘orthodontic spacers’ or ‘separators’. These are small rubber bands that are placed ahead and behind all your first molar teeth. An instrument is used to perform this placing. They are also available in a metal spring
What is an overbite? Overbite is the dental term given to a condition where there is an excessive horizontal overlap between your upper and lower teeth. Ideally, the upper teeth overlap the lower by 2mm both horizontally and vertically. When the horizontal overlap exceeds 2mm, it is known as overjet.
In an ideal scenario, when the jaws are closed in a bite, the upper teeth rest on the lower teeth in close approximation to give an ideal occlusion. But, in majority of people, this scenario is different. When the upper and lower teeth do not come together on biting, there