Senior and Experienced Orthodontist / Braces Specialist at FMS Dental Kochi / Ernakulam Kerala, with over 25 years experience performs the Invisible braces / clips treatment and clear teeth aligner procedure.
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, is a speciality of dentistry which primarily deals with prevention and treatment of dental and facial asymmetry. The “mal-aligned” teeth act as a hub for plaque accumulation and decay, due to constant food impaction in such areas. In long term, it may lead to quicker wearing of enamel or temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) or “jaw joint” discomfort. Treatment of such irregularities, not only helps you give back the confidence to smile again, but also helps you maintain and keep your teeth functional for a long time.
At FMS Dental Hospital, our team of multidisciplinary specialists help you diagnose and provide best treatment options for mal-aligned or crooked teeth.
Braces are devices placed by orthodontists which help you align and position back your teeth into place which aims at improving your dental health. They can vary according to your aesthetic preference ranging from ceramic braces to clear aligners. They might even be augmented with various appliances or in some cases, with surgical procedures, to give you a more desirable result.
Braces / Clip treatment cost or charges in Kochi / Ernakulam, Kerala ranges from INR 24000 – 3.5 Lakhs. Instalment option for braces treatment is available at Kochi FMS DENTAL. Braces cost depends on various factors:
Yes. Ceramic braces are similar to your conventional metal braces except the brackets blend with tooth colour due to use of different material such as ceramics. Their effectiveness varies according to the dental issues presented by you, such as, in cases of severe crowding, your orthodontist may advice you for your traditional metal braces.
FMS INTERNATIONAL DENTAL CENTER at Palarivattom, Opposite Oberaon Mall, with senior and 25 years experienced orthodontist / braces specialist, is one of the best clinic for braces / clip treatment in Kochi, Ernakulam, Kerala.
Braces Treatment time usually varies from 6 months to 2 years sometimes. It depends on various factors including the severity of dental malocclusion, age of the patient, treatment type preferred by the patient, involvement of surgical procedures, patient compliance etc..
Invisible braces, or clear aligners are sequence of polyurethane plastic trays which are custom made off the digital impressions taken of your teeth, which are used to correct mild to moderate malalignments. These aligners are best used by patients with extreme aesthetic concern. The speed of movement with aligners are moderate compared to your conventional brackets. With the advantage of reducing your dental visits, it is highly dependent on patient compliance.
Preparation usually involves initial diagnostic evaluation by orthodontist. It is followed by a few set of X- rays (primarily Lateral Cephalograph and Orthopantamograph) and primary impressions for plaster models. These aids help in better understanding of teeth and bone relations, positions and bites which in turn enhances treatment results. Certain cases may require tooth extraction or surgical interference, depending on severity of underlying condition.
Today Orthodontic / Braces treatment for mal-aligned or Crooked teeth can be started as early 7 years of age. The ideal age would be 11-13 years in most of the cases. As far as upper age limit for braces is concerned, anybody upto 45 years also can undergo braces Any patient having no underlying condition affecting the bone is eligible for orthodontic treatment. Adult patients routinely look into more aesthetic treatment options such as ceramic brackets, lingual braces or clear aligners. However, with adult patients, the treatment time is comparatively more than children as bone remodelling may take time.
Orthodontic treatments such as braces (metal or ceramic) or myofuntional appliances require monthly or fortnight visit, depending on your treatment plan. These options, require continuous adjustments of wires or screws which help in faster yet controlled movement of your teeth. However treatment option like aligners doesn’t require frequent visits. Once every 3-4 months evaluation by the specialist is more than enough
Usually during there is no need of medication. But some patients experience transient discomfort during wire adjustments as they exert pressure on the tooth for favourable movement. In such cases, your doctor might prescribe some mild analgesics and supplements.
Risks involving orthodontics depends on synergy between treatment planning and patient factors. Specialists usually prescribe fluoride tooth pastes and mouthwashes, teach your correct brushing techniques, and regularly evaluate any food impaction and dental decays. In long term, minimal loss root length of tooth can be expected post treatment. If proper instructions are not followed, relapse can also be expected in a few cases. During the treatment (especially with braces) breaking of wires or brackets, ulcers or redness in particular regions of mouth, discomfort or pain are usually anticipated. Patients are pre equipped with soft wax for broken brackets, pain relief gels and mild analgesics for all emergencies.