Orthodontic

Correction of tooth irregularity or disproportionate jaw relationships.

Braces

What are Braces?

Braces are dental appliances used to align teeth and their position. Teeth move through the use of force. They are also used to correct a person's bite.

Its Benefits
  1. A beautiful smile.
  2. Straight teeth are easier to clean and maintain and also function better together.
  3. Easier chewing.
  4. Correct speech impairment.
  5. Increased confidence and self-esteem.
Procedures

1. The orthodontist will take x-rays, photos and impressions for plaster study models of your teeth are done. Your orthodontist will then decide your treatment schedule based on those records. If your teeth are crowded, then extractions may be done at this phase.

2. The orthodontist will explain the treatment plan and the braces. Before the braces are fitted, separators are placed between your molars for a week to create spaces for the molar band

3. Every 4 to 8 weeks, adjustments will be made to the braces by changing wires, adding springs or other accessories.

4: Your fixed braces will be removed at a deband appointment, followed by removal of cement and polishing of your teeth. You will then need to wear retainers for the next few years.

Extraction

What is Extraction?

A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth or teeth from the socket in the bone.

Its Benefits
  1. Removes that extra teeth that blocks other teeth from growing.
  2. Remove infected teeth of people receiving cancer drugs.
  3. Removes painful wisdom teeth.
Procedures

1. A simple extraction is performed on a tooth that can be seen from the surface of the gums. Local anesthetic is used to minimize pain. In a simple extraction, the dentists grasps the tooth with forceps and loosens it. Then the tooth will be pulled out.

2. A surgical extraction involves teeth that cannot be seen easily in the gums or mouth. To remove the tooth, the oral surgeon needs to cut and pull back the gums. Pulling back the gum "flap" provides access to remove bone and/or a piece of the tooth.

3. Surgical extractions are usually performed by oral surgeons and are done with local or general anesthesia. In some cases, the tooth will be cut into pieces to be removed.