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ORTHODONTISTRY

At Dr. Rasika’s Dental Wellness Centre, a leading orthodontist in Pune helps to improve the elegance of a smile by correcting the improper or bad bites of patients. The orthodontist with advanced training and skill sets helps in realigning the bad bites, also referred as malocclusion.

Malocclusion refers to improper alignment of teeth or mismatch in the upper arch and lower arch relationship. With the help of braces, aligners and other dental appliances, cost effective but comprehensive orthodontic treatments are provided at our clinic for improper bite and teeth alignment.

Orthodontic treatment is useful for following reasons:

  • Improve the appearance of the teeth.
  • Improve the health of gum, teeth and jaw joints.
  • Facilitate easier cleaning of the teeth and thereby maintain good oral care.
  • Reduce the strain. The pressure of bite is evenly spread causing less pain in jaw muscles and joints. (When there is more strain leads to more pressure in Temporomandibular joint and again which in turn causes headaches, facial pain).
  • Treat improper bite.
  • Straighten crooked teeth.
  • Treat wide gaps and also to avoid wear and tear in the long run.

Misalignment of the teeth, discomfort while chewing or biting, problems in speech and change in facial appearance, tendency to bite the inner cheeks and tongue often, mouth breathing are some other symptoms of malocclusion and should be addressed immediately by an orthodontist.

How a bad bite is treated?

  • Generally, the malocclusion problem is identified by the dentist during regular dental checkups. Only after the thorough examination and evaluation through tests, the orthodontist suggests appropriate treatment method.
  • Braces made out of metal, steel, ceramic and plastic are frequently employed.
  • Bands, wires, retainers, headgears are some other dental appliances that are used to correct misaligned jaw and also for crooked teeth.
  • Removal of teeth, if severe overcrowding of teeth is observed.
  • Jaw bones stabilization with the help of wires and plates.
  • Surgical options if necessary.

When to visit the orthodontist?

Any one from kids to adults, who want to rectify their bite, can visit an orthodontist at our clinic. The right age to visit an orthodontist can be as early as 6 or 7. This is the stage where jaw development happens. So, the problems can be identified soon and the preventive measures and treatments are easier. Visiting an orthodontist is quite important, as they have specialized education and advanced training in this field. At our clinic, as a confidence building measure, patients are explained beforehand about the treatment methodologies, recovery period and cost of the treatment.