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It deals with the correction of malpositioned or misaligned teeth or the jaws using procedures which are non-surgical

  • Fixed Orthodontics Therapy
    A brace you cannot remove which is made up of brackets that are glued to the front of each tooth and linked with wires.
  • Removable orthodontic therapy
    A removable appliance is made from a plastic plate with wires coming from the sides. These grip the teeth to keep the brace in place.
  • Head Gear
    Headgear is an orthodontic appliance used to correct bite and support proper jaw alignment and growth.
  • Face Mask with Hyrax
    The hybrid hyrax facemask combination seems to be effective for orthopaedic treatment in growing class III patients. Unwanted maxillary dental movements can be avoided due to stable skeletal anchorage.
  • Twin Block
    The purpose of twin block is to lengthen the lower jaw by posturing it forward.
  • Chin Cup
    It is an orthopaedic appliance.
    RME (Rapid Maxillary expansion appliance)
    The RME will have to be worn all the time for a period of 3-9 months. During the first 2-3 weeks, you will be adjusting the RME to make the upper jaw bone wider. In the remaining months it is left alone to allow new bone to fill in the gap under the gum between the two halves of the upper jaw.
  • SME
    Slow maxillary expansion appliance
  • Fixed tongue crib with bite plane
    It is a fixed appliance used to prevent habit of tongue thrusting.
  • Retainers
    A retainer keeps your teeth from moving after they’ve been straightened with braces. It can take at least four to six months for the new position of your teeth to become permanent. During that time, your teeth will try to shift back to their original position.
  • Fixed retainers- Fixed lingual retainer
    Removable retainers- Essix retainer, Hawley Appliance
    Clear aligners
    Clear aligners are an alternative to traditional braces and are designed to help guide teeth into their proper position. Similar to braces, clear aligners use a gradual force to control tooth movement, but without metal wires or brackets. The aligners are made of a strong plastic material and are fabricated to fit each individual’s mouth. If a series of aligners are needed, each aligner moves the teeth in increments until the desired movement is achieved.
  • Habit breaking appliances
    A habit-breaking appliance for thumb sucking or tongue thrusting is made of thin, metal wire. It’s bonded to the back molars and goes behind the teeth so that it’s not visible when your child smiles. It also doesn’t interfere with eating.
  • Oral screen
    it is a thin sheet of acrylic base material which is fit into the buccal or labial vestibule of the mouth which acts as a screen between the teeth & surrounding musculature.
  • Thumb guard
    it is an acrylic guard used for children to prevent thumb sucking.
  • Silensor
    it is an appliance which is used as an anti snoring appliance, which is also used in patients with sleep apnoea correction after a sleep study
  • Tongue crib
    It is of two types Fixed and removable, Which is used to prevent tongue thrusting.


Q.1. How Long Does It Take To Put Braces On?

After bonding the dental braces, it takes about 1-2 hours for the process to finish.

Q.2. Are Teeth Extracted For Orthodontic Treatment?

Usually, orthodontists do not recommend tooth extraction for fixing teeth braces. But if there is a serious crowding issue, one or two teeth need to be removed.

Q.3. What Color Braces Should One Get?

There is a variety of braces available and it depends on the patient getting them. If the patient wishes so, they can even get transparent/ceramic braces as well. For more information on what kind of braces will be more suitable for your needs, visit a Dental specialist at Elite Dental

Q.4. Are Braces Painful?

Getting or having braces is not painful. However, slight discomfort and soreness are usual after getting them. Apart from this, metal braces may feel to be a little tight after getting them readjusted on a follow-up visit to the orthodontist.

Q.5. How Long Do One Need To Wear Braces?

The total duration of wearing dental braces depends on multiple factors that include the condition of teeth and compliance to oral care practices. Usually, the duration may vary from 18-36 months.

Q.6. What Can You Not Eat With Braces On?

While wearing dental braces, one must definitely avoid any carbonated drinks, sticky food, and crunchy food including ice and popcorn.

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