Braces are the most efficient and accurate way of moving teeth. Braces (bands, brackets and wires) are usually made of stainless steel although clear brackets are available, usually at extra cost. Fitting the braces usually involves two visits. Braces remain on the teeth for the entire duration of treatment. Patients then attend approximately every 4-8 weeks for adjustments, wire changes, etc.
During treatment, patients may need to wear such items as rubber bands and/or headgear with their braces. These items provide important extra forces for the correction of the bite.
Orthodontic treatment usually takes 18 - 24 months. Some cases may be finished earlier and others may take longer to complete. The total treatment time depends on the severity of the original malocclusion, the type of treatment carried out, and the co-operation of the patient.
Orthodontic patients should continue to attend for regular check-ups during the course of orthodontic treatment.
At the completion of the active part of orthodontic treatment, the braces are removed and retaining appliances (retainers) are fitted to hold the teeth steady in their new position. These appliances may be removable plates or wires fitted behind the teeth. Retainers play an important role in orthodontic treatment for, if they are not worn according to instructions, the teeth may move back towards their original position. The retaining appliances are usually worn: Full-time for up to one year Just at night for a further year Phased out altogether over one more year The corrected teeth are observed periodically for up to five years after the retainers have been phased out. During retention and the subsequent observation period, patients are expected to attend once or twice a year.
Invisalign is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth without orthodontic wires or brackets, using a series of clear, removable aligners. You wear each set of clear aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move � little by little, week by week � until they have straightened to the final position your dentist has prescribed. You�ll visit your dentist at New Delhi Dental about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. New Delhi Dental offers Invisalign for straightening your teeth. An alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign is comfortable, convenient and effective in straightening your teeth. Whether your forty or fourteen, Invisalign is a cutting edge approach to treatement with minimal interface with how you live yet has significant positive impact on how you look and feel about your smile. Contact New Delhi Dental Today for a Free Consultation to see if Invisalign can help to get you a beautiful smile!
Total treatment time averages 3-6 months for the Express plan and 9-24 months for the full treament. The average number of aligners worn during treatment is 5-10 for Express and between 18 and 30 for the full treatment, but both will vary from case to case.