Faq's

Orthodontics Faqs

Q:    What is the right age for Orthodontic Treatment ?

Ans:   Any age provided the bone support to the teeth and gum health is fairly good.

Q:    What are the causes of this problem ?

Ans:   Habits like thumb sucking
          Mouth breathing
          Lip sucking
          In adults due to age or hormonal imbalance, week gums
          Genetics (Hereditary)

Q:    Is removal of permanent teeth necessary?

Ans:   Depends from case to case
          Cases with buck teeth / crowded teeth usually require removal of teeth
          Cases with spaces in between teeth usually do not require any tooth removal

Q:    Which teeth are usually removed for Orthodontic treatment?

Ans:   1st Premolars on either side
           The space obtained is used to push the front teeth behind in order to align them.
           The gap gets closed after the treatment

Q:    Is there a special way of brushing during the course of this treatment?

Ans:   Yes, there are special brushes to be used during the treatment
           Fluoride mouthwash is to be used to prevent tooth decay
           Brushing after each meal is mandatory
           Gargle vigorously with water after each meal

Q:    How are the braces stuck to the teeth?

Ans:   Braces are stuck with a resin adhesive to the tooth surface
          After the treatment the braces are removed, the residual adhesive is removed and the teeth are cleaned and polished

Q:    How long will I have to wear braces?

Ans:   Treatment time varies from case to case
            » Mild correction may take upto 6 months
            » Severe correction may take upto 2 years

Q:    Is surgery needed for treatment?

Ans:   Severe jaw problems might require Orthognathic (jaw) surgery 85% of cases do not require surgery
          Minor oral surgeries like frenectomy or exposure of impacted tooth might be required if necessary

Q:    How often do I have to visit the dentist?

Ans:   Braces are fixed on patients teeth in the first appointment which takes around 2 hours.
           After this the patient will have to visit the clinic at monthly intervals for a 20 mins. appointment during which the we will tighten and change the wires and check the progress of
           the treatment.

Q:    What will be the cost of the treatment?

Ans:   The cost of the treatment depends on 2 factors :
             » Severity of the problem
             » Type of braces the patient chooses

Q:    What will be the cost of the treatment?

Ans:   The cost of the treatment depends on 2 factors :
            » Severity of the problem
            » Type of braces the patient chooses