A majority of people who get dental braces are teenagers or pre-teens. A common question asked by parents of teens and pre-teens is when to start the orthodontic treatment? Is it after the wisdom teeth have erupted and, Is it needed to get your wisdom teeth extracted before starting orthodontic treatment at all? Let us […]
Temporomandibular Joint or TMJ as it is called is the joint present on both sides of the temporal lobe of the skull connecting the jaw bones. It functions like a hinge making actions like chewing, biting, speaking, yawning, etc, possible. If a patient develops TMD or Temporomandibular Disorder it means the above-quoted functions of the […]
A fast-track orthodontic treatment is also referred to as Short-term Orthodontics. But wait, we have been told that anything fast has its limitation. So is this notion true here too? Actually, it is true. Any fast track orthodontic treatment that does not last the intended duration has limited results only. Let us see in detail.
Orthodontics as a faculty in dentistry began developing in the 18th and 19th century. Pierre Fauchard was a French dentist who began some serious work in the field of orthodontics. He wrote a book on dentistry where he had discussed a device called “Bandeu”. It was a horseshoe-shaped device that helped in expanding the arch […]
Lingual braces are orthodontic appliances that fit behind the teeth, unlike a conventional dental brace that fits on the front surface of the teeth. They are practically invisible as they fit inside rather than outside. If you are someone who is looking at a discreet method of taking your orthodontic treatment, the lingual brace is […]
Dental braces are the best treatment available for correcting the alignment of teeth. Having understood from the dentist the need to correct your teeth or your child’s teeth alignment is the best way forward and you have done it. But after you wear a brace, you or your child might complain that the teeth are […]
There is an impression that after wearing braces and correcting the alignment, jaw joints are impacted and as a result jaw pain manifests. Can orthodontic treatment really cause TMJ problems? Let us explore.