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
Is the thought of having a metallic smile giving you nightmares? Worried about how you would look with a mouth full of metal braces and wires? Well, the good news is- you need not fret! Advances in dentistry have addressed this problem you are facing and transparent aligners have arrived!
In a normal scenario, when you bite, your upper front teeth overlap your lower front teeth vertically and horizontally by 2mm each. A condition where your upper front teeth rest on your lower front teeth or completely cover them is also called a closed bite. This occurs due to reduced
Transparent aligners used for straightening and aligning teeth is a revolutionary treatment for adults. These are invisible trays that are worn to bring about teeth movement. They are very patient-friendly because they are removable and pose no restrictions on them. They are to be removed while eating, drinking, brushing and
Do you feel an unusual gap or space between teeth? Well, spaces in-between teeth is a common sight in people across the world. Some have generalized spacing where there is a space between most of the teeth. In some people, the space is seen in the front teeth only and
A lot has been said about having a beautiful and an aesthetic smile. But, is that enough? A beautiful smile? Well, think again! If a smile is not healthy, how happy would you be? A smile is ideally meant to be both healthy and beautiful. So how do we make