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What is ORTHODONTICS?

Correction of any kind of irregularities in teeth is called ORTHODONTICS and can be done by various methods like:

1. BRACES

What kind of braces is available?
The different type of braces available are:

  • Stainless Steel Metal Braces - They are the most economic option if you are looking for cheap braces
  • Gold Braces - Gold plated braces provide an aesthetic appeal as they blend better with teeth
  • Clear Braces - Also known as transparent braces.They are of 2 types:-

(a) Composite Material
(b) Ceramic Material

They blend with the color of the teeth ,so are not very much visible.

  • Invisalign-This system uses a clear plastic custom-made trays to move teeth into the desired position.
  • Lingual Braces-Lingual(Hidden)braces are fitted to the back surfaces of the teeth. They are not visible from the front

2. Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is a fantastic, simple and hassle-free way of straightening your front teeth. It is the orthodontic treatment of choice for adult relapse. In the past anyone with crooked teeth have had only a few choices. Fixed braces and clear braces work well but are slow and can also be costly.

Because of this many people choose to have porcelain veneers instead. This often involves heavy grinding of the teeth to get them into the right position first. As a result many patients choose to do nothing and just live with it.

However the Inman Aligner now gives us all a very real alternative. Because it works so quickly and efficiently, if you don't like the idea of having brackets stuck to your teeth or waiting months and months for a clear brace to work, you can now have your front teeth straightened in as little as 6 -16 weeks.

The Inman Aligner - "The 12 Week Wonder Brace"
Dr Miglanis' Centre is proud to introduce a new cutting edge procedure, the Inman Aligner can straighten front teeth in a fraction of the time of conventional orthodontics. The Inman Aligner is a removable appliance that applies continuous gentle pressure which quickly aligns crowded front teeth. The initial treatment can be completed in 8-12 weeks. Minor crowding can be corrected in 8 weeks or less. As the Inman Aligner is removable, it can be removed to eat and to clean the teeth.

The Inman Aligner is one of the most amazing breakthroughs of recent years and the ability to carry out rapid tooth movements prior to cosmetic treatment allows us to be more conservative than ever before. Treatments look and feel better, last longer and are healthier for your teeth and mouth. If you have already had veneer treatment on your upper teeth you may also like to consider the Inman Aligner for any minor corrections of your lower teeth.

3. Invisalign

Invisalign use a very high-tech manufacturing process to make a series of removable clear plastic aligners which makes them almost invisible. Invisalign can straighten teeth over a slightly broader range of cases than the Inman aligner but still cannot be used for severe crowding. Invisalign has the added advantage of having little effect on speech. However, treatment times are typically from 6 to 18 months.

4. Lingual Braces

These are like conventional fixed braces except the brackets are bonded to the inside of the teeth so they are invisible to others. Lingual braces can be used to straighten teeth from almost all case types. Treatment times vary depending on case type typically from 6 to 24 months.

Porcelain veneers to straighten teeth:
Teeth can be straightened using porcelain veneers as part of a smile makeover. Porcelain veneers are a thin layer of porcelain that are a new front surface for a tooth. Teeth are prepared by trimming a thin layer from the enamel on the front of the tooth, just enough to make space for the veneer. If teeth are crowded, some teeth or parts of teeth protrude more than others. To straighten the teeth, more is trimmed back from those areas that protrude so that when the veneers are placed on these teeth it will have the appearance of having straightened them.

The advantage of this approach is that it is very quick with treatments being completed in as little as 2 weeks. Many other aesthetic improvements can be made at the same time such as changing the length, the overall shape and whitening the teeth. The smile can be designed and tailored using computer aided smile design and a process is used which creates very predictable and beautiful results.

The disadvantage of this approach is that very crowded or protruding teeth may need significant amounts of their tooth structure to be trimmed back.

Combination treatments to straighten teeth
Teeth can be quickly straightened using an Inman aligner prior to further cosmetic treatment such as a smile makeover with porcelain veneers. If the teeth are heavily worn and discoloured but also crowded this is an excellent way to achieve the very best aesthetic results, whilst maintaining a very conservative approach. This means even severe cases can be treated without the heavy trimming back of teeth that would be required if the case was attempted with veneers alone.

Teeth Straightening: Teeth can be aligned with an Inman Aligner before Porcelain Veneers for an approach that is kind to teeth