Alignwise aligners are the most aesthetic alternative to braces that help align your teeth. They are bio compatible plastic trays that are to be worn on your teeth for 20-22 hours each day and each pair needs to be worn for two weeks. They are easy to wear and remove.
We often associate children with braces. But, as a parent, when do you first take your child for an evaluation? Ideally, your child’s first dental visit should be done on eruption of the first tooth around 6 months of age. A regular visit to the dentist helps to monitor the
We have heard about open bites, but what is a cross bite? It is a clinical condition where the upper and lower teeth are improperly aligned with those of the opposing arch. What causes cross bites? The most common cause of a cross bite is heredity. Another cause is the
“Braces are painful”! Heard any child or adult with braces say that? Well, the truth is- they are and there is also a considerable amount of discomfort that is associated with them. Being metallic or ceramic in nature and bulky, they tend to cause discomfort to the patient. When teeth
A favourite with orthodontic patients who are conscious about a metallic smile, aligners are not only transparent but also more comfortable than conventional braces. They are removable trays that have to be worn for at least 20-22 hrs a day. Each set of trays is meant to be worn for
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the alignment of teeth to improve aesthetics of smile as well as the bite of an individual. But, teeth are not playing a solo role in the movie called ‘beautiful smile’. The lips, cheeks, gums, tongue are all supporting actors without
Thumb sucking habit is very common with toddlers and children up to 5 years of age. Children in their first year of birth are often seeing sucking their thumb or other fingers. As the child grows up, the habit of sucking on a thumb slowly reduces and eventually disappears. But,
Our jaws are ideally made to fit all our teeth in a proper alignment. But, ideal is far from true in reality. Most people have one or more teeth out of alignment either due to spacing or crowding. In crowding, there is often lack of space and so the teeth
Don’t be mistaken! We aren’t talking about you realigning yourself. We are actually talking about re-aligning your teeth! Confused? Your teeth are actually always on the move. After teeth alignment, some patients need to realign their teeth. This condition where realignment of teeth is needed is called as orthodontic relapse.
Orthodontic treatment with braces and alignwise aligners doesn’t end immediately once the teeth are in their decided positions. After removal of braces or after your last Alignwise aligner tray, a retainer is given to the patient to be worn. A retainer is a device that can be fixed or mobile