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Orthodontic treatment is a process of moving poorly aligned teeth to a desirable position.

Aims of Orthodontic treatment:

  • Improve the appearance
  • Improve the biting position and chewing function
1. Types of orthodontic appliances

Fixed orthodontic Appliances

Procedure

  • Placement of orthodontic brackets.
  • The orthodontic wire and orthodontic brackets are connected by elastics and stainless steel wires (ligatures).
  • Regular dental visits are needed according to the instructions of the orthodontist.
  • After the teeth have moved to the favourable positions,a retainer is used to hold and stabilize the teeth in these positions.

How long does a fixed orthodontic treatment take?

The overall duration lasts for about 1.5 to 3 years. The actual time needed depends on the complexity of treatment.


2. Removable orthodontic appliances

It is suitable for simple orthodontic treatments.

Procedure

  • Take impressions of the teeth.
  • Fabricate the removable orthodontic appliance in the dental laboratory.
  • Fit in the appliance in the mouth, and activate the springs or screws.
  • Regular dental visits to check the tooth movements and adjust the appliance accordingly.

How long does a removable orthodontic treatment take?

The overall duration lasts for about 6 to 12 months. The actual time needed depends on the complexity of treatment.

Make an appointment to discuss orthodontics or any general dental services with our professional team.

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