Paving the way to a perfect smile
Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth to improve the appearance of the teeth and face. An orthodontist also looks after the long-term health of the teeth, gums and jaw joints, by ensuring even bite pressure and properly positioned teeth.
The need for orthodontists
Malocclusions and crowded teeth are a common complaint in most people. Sometimes, the upper front teeth can stick out and look unsightly, while for others the misalignment of the upper and lower jaws can lead to an incorrect bite unappealing appearance.
Correct orthodontic treatment will straighten misaligned teeth or move them to the right position. This procedure can not only enhance your appearance, but also improve the way you bite and clean your teeth.
Our Orthodontic Treatments include:
- orthodontic treatment for adolescents and teens (metal braces or clear braces)
- orthodontic treatment for adults (metal braces or clear braces)
- Preventive orthodontics and appliances
- Lingual braces
A lifetime of beautiful smiles starts with your first visit to an orthodontist. At Dr. Paul’s Dental Clinic, we know that timely orthodontic treatment ensures that you and your child are happy with the end results. Our orthodontic specialists are skilled in identifying the right treatment for you, taking into account the child’s age, dental development, teeth alignment and many other factors. Our treatment plans include metal braces, clear braces, lingual braces and Invisalign® braces.
What is the right age to visit the orthodontist?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child visits the orthodontist by the age of 7 and Dr. Paul’s Dental Clinic agrees. Why?
While some problems cannot be rectified by the age of 7, most conditions like overbite, crowding, and tooth loss can be identified. A visit to an orthodontist is equally important at this age, as this is the age when your child’s first set of molar erupts. Early detection and treatment may reduce or even prevent serious dental problems later on in life, paving your child’s way to a beautiful, healthy smile.
How do you know if your child needs braces?
Your child will need orthodontic treatment, if he or she has any of the following conditions:
- The jaw is not proportionate to the face
- Frequent thumb-sucker
- Breathes through the mouth, than the nose
- Baby teeth fall out too soon or too late
- Exhibits malocclusions (overbite/underbite)
- Visible crowding of teeth
Orthodontics for Adults
Braces aren’t for children anymore; one in five orthodontic patients, we treat in our clinic are adults over 21 years. Due to the increased awareness of how a perfect smile can improve your appearance, with the new advancements in orthodontic technology, more and more adults are opting to get their teeth aligned. With new and improved products such as ceramic braces, lingual braces and clear braces (Invisalign®), and a successful treatment provides improved appearance, better oral health and proper oral functions.
Types of braces
Metal Braces - Metal braces are the most traditional type of braces, consisting of stainless steel brackets and wires, with coloured bands that apply pressure on the teeth. The latest metal braces uses soft and pliable heat activated archwires, an innovative technology developed by NASA. These archwire braces react to the body heat, gently straightening the teeth with reduced discomfort.
Ceramic/Clear Braces - Clear braces are very popular among adults and appearance – conscious teens, as they are almost invisible on the teeth. They are made of ceramic material that match the colour of the teeth, with tooth-coloured wires and clear elastic bands.
Lingual Braces - Lingual braces are specialized metal braces that are placed on the inside of your teeth, making them invisible from the outside. Lingual braces aren’t for everyone, especially if you have small or crowded teeth. They are mostly used by popular personalities for whom appearance is paramount, such as actors, models, presenters and other public figures.
Invisalign® - Invisalign® is a patented system of braces that uses a series of clear plastic aligners that progressively moves your teeth to the desired position. Each set of aligners is moulded to fit your teeth correctly and are worn for about two weeks. After a fortnight, these are replaced by tighter sets at regular intervals, during the course of the treatment. You are required to visit a certified orthodontist to check if you are a suitable candidate for the Invisalign® treatment.
Why choose us?
If you suffer from problems like cross bite, protruded teeth or under bite, we can offer corrections at any stage of your life; however the earlier you do it, the better. The need for orthodontics and the type of braces that are appropriate for you can only be ascertained after a preliminary evaluation of your teeth and jaws by a qualified orthodontist.
Dr. Paul’s Dental Clinic prides itself on its success rate in orthodontic treatment which peaks at 99.9%. We use the most up-to-date devices to correct your teeth and jaws.
Take a look at real cases and the reasons for their smiles at our Smile Gallery.
Meet our Orthodontists
DR TAPASYA JUNEJA
Profile: She has an international certification in the use of Clear Aligners in orthodontic treatment. Along with private practice, she has been active in academics as Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics in a dental college.
Qualification: BDS, MDS, Diploma of the National Board in Orthodontics (Government of India)
Years of practice: 12 years
DR ANIL ABDUL KAPHOOR
Dr Anil completed his MDS at Government Dental College, Trivandrum, India. He has rich experience in Orthodontic dentistry since his graduation, where has been working as Consultant Orthodontist for five years, including a few years teaching as a visiting professor at the same college. Anil keeps himself updated on all developments within his discipline. He has also published an article on European Journal of Orthodontics in 2011.
Speciality: Specialist Orthodontist
Qualification: BDS, MDS in Orthodontics
Years of Practice: 5 years
DR MOHAMMED AJAZULLAH KHAN
Profile: Young and enthusiastic, he has been introduced to all the latest aspects of Orthodontics and has more than 2 years of postgraduate experience.
Qualification: BDS, MDS
Years of practice: 2+ years
Nationality: Not provided