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November 2019

HOW WILL ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT HELP MY CHILD?

              Thinking about whether your child requires braces? You’ve come to the right place. Orthodontic treatment can be a very significant part of your child’s oral health care. We’re here to answer some of the questions you might have regarding orthodontic treatment for your child.

 

What is the purpose of orthodontic treatment?

The objective of orthodontic treatment is to build a healthy bite. When jaws and teeth fit incorrectly, they can function properly. This promotes good oral and general physical health. There is always the added advantage that orthodontic treatment also brings out a beautiful smile.           

How will orthodontic treatment help my child?

Orthodontic treatment will help your child to chew in a healthy manner, which will also contribute to clear speech. It helps your child’s jaw to function accurately and also looks nice. An attractive smile is a pleasant outcome of orthodontic treatment and can have emotional benefits. Self-confidence and self-esteem improve as orthodontic treatment bring teeth, lips, and face into proportion. It enhances your child’s overall health as straight teeth are less prone to decay, gum disease and injury.

What’s the right age for orthodontic treatment?

Ideally, it is advised that your child gets an orthodontic evaluation no later than the age of 7 when the permanent teeth begin to erupt. Timing is also decided by the type of problem that the child has or may be developing, and the child’s stage of dental development. Some may require tooth movement only, while others may need help with guiding the growth of their jaws, or to correct an abnormal habit. Some orthodontists recommend an interceptive approach. This usually includes the use of dental instruments when the child is younger and still has most of his or her baby teeth. Then, once a child has mostly adult teeth, the second phase of treatment can begin, which normally includes braces.

Isn’t 7 yrs too young to get braces?

Around 7 years of age, your child’s permanent teeth begin to erupt. A check-up at this age will help your orthodontist understand if a problem exists or is developing. Remember, there is a lot of distinction between a check-up and requiring braces treatment. Usually, your orthodontist might suggest a wait and watch approach, with a periodic follow-up in case any developing problem is detected. Also, not all orthodontic problems need correction with the help of braces.

If you’re still doubtful of when to schedule your first orthodontic treatment, reach out to us. We’d be happy to share what we believe to be the best solution to get a beautiful smile based on your situation.

All you need to Know about Orthodontics

Orthodontics, if the word sounds Greek to you, you are right. ‘Orthos’ in Greek means straight and ‘dontos’ means teeth. Orthodontics is a speciality of dentistry that is concerned with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of teeth displacement and facial irregularities. Orthodontists are dentists who specialize in treating teeth and facial irregularities. Orthodontic treatments are usually done with braces to improve the appearance of irregularities in the teeth.

How to know if orthodontics is for you?
A visit to your dentist can determine if you require orthodontic treatment. With the help of medical and dental history, clinical examination, X-rays and models your dentist can determine if orthodontics is for you. An orthodontist will then come up with a customized treatment plan based on your requirements.

what are the common dental problems which require orthodontic correction?
Proclination– If your upper front teeth are more forwardly placed than your lower front teeth, orthodontic treatment can help correct this bite.

Crowding– if your teeth are irregularly placed leading to food lodgement, gum problems, orthodontic treatment can help in the alignment.

Spacing-gaps between your teeth can be corrected by orthodontic treatment to provide good aesthetics.

Deep Bite– if your upper teeth completely overlap your lower teeth causing injury to your gums, such a bite is known as deep bite and requires an immediate orthodontic consult.

Open Bite– if there is no overlap between your upper and lower teeth, causing difficulty in chewing, and such a bite requires correction by orthodontic treatment to improve the appearance and chewing efficiency.

Cross Bite– A cross bite occurs when your upper teeth bite inside your lower teeth. This can happen on one or both sides of your jaw and can affect your front or back teeth.

Impacted tooth– An impacted tooth is one that is unable to erupt through the gum naturally. Treatment can include extraction or exposing it so a brace can be fitted to the surface.

Temporomandibular joint pain/headaches/earaches
Clicking/pain in the joint region while opening your mouth, pain around your ears, headaches may require an orthodontic consult to check your bite.

What are the uses and benefits of orthodontics?
1. Straightens your teeth
2. Improves your smile
3. Improves your appearance
4. Boosts your self-esteem
5. Helps prevent teeth discolouration and mouth odour
6. Helps prevent tooth decay
7. Reduces or prevents dental emergencies

What are the different ways an orthodontist can correct your teeth/facial irregularities?

Traditional Braces– this is the most common method of orthodontic treatment. Braces are appliances that are fixed on your teeth and consists of brackets/bands and wires. They help position your teeth and correct any irregularities.

Aligners– They are the alternative to braces. They are similar to braces in function but are not fixed. They need to be removed while eating and brushing. Treatment includes changing into a new set of aligners every two weeks as your teeth shift into proper alignment.

Lingual Braces– They are braces attached to the back of your teeth making them almost invisible to others. They consist of brackets, bands and wires like the traditional braces. They can be more difficult to clean properly because it is on the back of your teeth which is harder to reach. There may be speech difficulties because of their positioning and you may also develop sores on your tongue.

Surgical options– Orthodontics services comprise more than just different types of braces. There are surgical options as well. Surgery can help accelerate your orthodontic treatment or correct jaw misalignment to achieve results which are not possible by braces alone.

Conclusion
Nowadays anyone can achieve a beautiful, healthy smile which can have a positive impact on your life in many ways. If you are interested in what orthodontics has to offer you, get in touch with us to start your smile journey.

If you are looking for the best ORTHODONTICS treatment in Bangalore, then contact us immediately

Why should I have my wisdom teeth removed?

Sometimes, wisdom teeth create problems they need to come out. Otherwise, Wisdom teeth may cause damage to the other teeth by pushing your other teeth around, causing mouth pain and bite problems.

Wisdom teeth are known as third molars. you have three molars on each side of your upper and lower jaw the last molar is termed wisdom teeth. You don’t require to have all four third molars. sometimes one or more molars are missing.
Often, wisdom teeth don’t grow in position because there is not enough space available in your jaw. its eruption is obstructed by tissue or other teeth. The teeth could be stuck or impacted. The tooth could be growing at an angle to other teeth. Impacted teeth can create problems with chewing or periodontal problem and harm adjacent teeth.

 

When its removal needed?

-When wisdom teeth cause a problem or x-ray show it is not coming out in a proper position.
-Tissue around the area can swell repeatedly and not possible to clean.
-When cavities develop in teeth.
-When its damage to other teeth in alignment.

 

When should we plan for removal?

-In general, it’s best to plan for removal between the ages of 18 to 28. Because in young adults, the formation of the root is not complete, so there is less complication at the time of removal.
-In older age also we can remove but there is a chance for the complication is more. In older age roots of your wisdom teeth are fully developed and the jawbone is denser.
What is the extraction procedure?
First, your dentist will give you local anaesthesia. After that oral surgeon will do the extraction of your teeth. It will take 20 to 40 minutes.
Recovery time depends on the degree of tooth impaction and your age. After extraction swelling will be there for 3-5 days.
The dentist may prescribe you pain medication.

What are the risks of third molar extraction?

1)Dry socket:-
After extraction blood clots that form in the tooth sockets. if that clots dislodged is called dry socket. In this, you may feel severe pain. In smokers, this complication is more prone.

2)Nerve injury:-
There is a nerve in the jaw bone below the roots of teeth. when roots of wisdom teeth grow down toward nerve then chances of nerve injury are high at the time of removal.
Nerve injury can cause numbness in the lower lip.

If you have any doubts regarding wisdom teeth problems search about it and get information. Get to know about the best dental hospital from your friends and family for any type of dental problem.

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

With cosmetic dentistry, dentists administer life changing treatments that enhance the shape and colour of teeth.

A beautiful smile is a big social asset. It enhances your personality and boosts your social appeal. It can also boost your self esteem, ultimately improving your work productivity.

Cosmetic dentistry helps to protect and restore your smile which includes teeth-whitening, dental crowns, bridges, dental implants, dentures, invisalign. Besides just making your smile beautiful, it offers great value to the people.

Americans spend about $2.75 billion annually on cosmetic dentistry as per the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) estimates. Females constitute two-thirds of the overall cosmetic dentistry patients while 33 percent are males.

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

BUILDS CONFIDENCE– Cosmetic dentistry helps you gain confidence in your smile and personality.

MAKES YOU LOOK YOUNGER– Cosmetic dentistry can improve dental complications in people who are anxious and scared of social interactions, fearing embarrassment. It also helps them to regain their confidence.

CORRECTS AESTHETIC FLAWS– One of the biggest benefits of cosmetic dentistry is versatility. The common effects of ageing are discoloration and dental erosion. These issues can be corrected through cosmetic dentistry which makes you look years younger

STRENGTHEN YOUR TEETH– Cosmetic dentistry are designed in a way making the teeth stronger. Stronger teeth makes you enjoy your food for life and helps to eat whatever you want.

We offer a wide variety of dental services to meet your oral health care requirements in Bangalore. We encourage you to visit our website for more detailed descriptions of our services.

What kinds of food am I able to eat once having oral surgery?

What is Oral surgery?

Oral surgery refers to any surgical procedure performed in or around your mouth and jaw, conventionally by a dental expert who’s educated to perform a certain set of oral surgeries.

The bleeding, swelling, and pain after oral surgery are normal because of that there is some limit in the food you can chew and swallow. You should only take soft foods after such a procedure.
Here are some choices what you can eat after such a procedure
1) liquids

-you can drink cool liquids beverages such as coffee, soda, and tea. Beverages should be non carbonated and nonalcoholic.
-Flavoured gelatin
-juices of fruits and vegetables
-smoothie
-Flavoured milk
-shakes and protein drinks.
-do not use a straw while taking drinks it disturbs the blood clots.
2)soups

You can take soups from meats and soft vegetables with broth, But avoid soups with a large piece of vegetables or meat.
Such as:-
-Tomato soup
-celery cream
-pumpkin
3)Grains and bread

You can eat grains and soft bread such as:-
-rice
-soft pasta
-pasta noodles
-oatmeal
-whole-grain bread
-soft pastry
-mushy beans and peas
-cupcakes
-muffins and doughnuts
-Pancake
-lasagne
-waffles…
4)vegetables and fruit

well-cooked vegetables and canned fruits such as:-
-mashed potatoes
-sweet potatoes
-applesauce and baked apple
-creamed potatoes, beet, spinach, canned carrot
-fruit puddings….
5)protein-based foods

-scrambled eggs, fish, meatloaf…..
6)Dairy foods

-Plain ice cream
-mild cheese
-yogurt
-custard
-milkshakes
-milk….
Care after oral surgery
-bleeding is there for 2 hours after surgery and it continues for 24 hours at the surgery site.
– To control bleeding keep biting on gauze/cotton for 40-45 minutes.
-Do not rinse your mouth, spit or drink through a straw for 24 hours.
-don’t do brush on the surgical site for 24 hours.
-avoid hot, spicy and hard crunchy food for 24-48 after surgery.
-no smoking, no alcoholic drinks and carbonated drinks for 7 days.
-pain after surgery is normal when the anaesthetic effect is gone.to relive this pain take the prescribed medications by your dentist.
-the soreness and discomfort may persist for 3-5 days at the surgical site after surgery.
-swelling may be there on surgical site for 5-7 days that’s normal to reduce the swelling apply an ice pack on the surgical site
-after 2-3 days gently rinse your mouth with salt in a glass of water.
-if sutures are placed then come back after 7 to 10 days for suture removal.

Are you Looking for oral surgery in Bangalore? Then visit Chisel Dental Clinic, provides you the best dental services in Bangalore.

Causes and Symptoms of Dental Fluorosis

Dental fluorosis is a common disorder that involves the hypomineralisation of tooth enamel that caused due to increased consumption of fluoride during enamel formation. Clinically it appears as intrinsic tooth discoloration, and, in few cases, it causes physical damage to the teeth.

Clinical appearance:

It appears as faint white lines/streaks on the teeth that occurs usually under 8yrs of age when younger children consume too much fluoride over a long period during the development of teeth under the gums. Once teeth erupt through the gums, you cannot develop fluorosis. It is usually seen in the first eight years of life because that is the time when most permanent teeth are being formed.

Causes:

  • Improper use of fluoride-containing dental products such as toothpaste and mouth rinses.
  •  Sometimes children swallow so much of fluoridated toothpaste instead of spitting it out.
  • Increased consumption of Fluoridated drinking water.
  • Increased consumption of fluoride supplements during early childhood.
  • Taking a fluoride supplement when fluoridated drinking water and the other sources already provide the right amount.
  • Usage of fluoride tablets.

Symptoms:

  • White lace-like marks on the surface of the teeth.
  • Dark brown stains on the teeth. 
  • Rough pitted enamel appearance.
  • A natural tooth appears to be smooth and glossy.
  • Pale creamy white appearance on the tooth surface.

Severity ranges from:

  • Questionable: Slight changes in the enamel which is in the form of white flecks to occasional white spots.
  • Very mildSmall opaque paper-white areas that are scattered over less than 25% of the tooth surface.
  • Mild: White opaque areas on the surface that are more extensive but still affect less than 50% of the surface.
  • Moderate: White opaque areas that affect more than 50% of the enamel surface.
  • SevereAll enamel surfaces are affected.

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Chisel Dental Clinic provides multiple treatments to patients including dental fluorosis, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. Visit the best dental clinic in Bangalore now.

How to Correct a Deep Bite ?

Correcting deepbite misalignment will improve the functionality of your teeth, also make brushing and flossing easier. Identifying the cases of excessive vertical overlap, ensuring careful orthodontic diagnosis and treatment at an early stage reduces the prevalence of traumatic tooth relationship later in life.

Why does a deep bite need to be fixed?
Based on patient’s specific needs restorative treatment options for deep bite involves raising the bite to establish a correct bite by placing crowns on the posterior teeth and replacing any missing teeth so that the chewing forces are distributed evenly.

Patients who clench or grind their teeth (bruxism) experience excessive wear that can result in the loss of tooth structure. NIGHTGUARD is an appliance worn while sleeping through the night. Its main function is to prevent the surfaces of your teeth from grinding together preventing jaw and muscle pain from occurring. Patient should be made aware of the need for regular dental checkup

Prevention of any problem is always better than cure. Multi-discipline approach with orthodontics and restorative dentistry usually involves
• Labial fixed braces
• Lingual braces
• Aligners- INVISALIGN
• Clear braces

Fixed or Removable appliance(prosthesis) should be reviewed routinely and maintained. Other treatment options include jaw surgery to correct the skeletal deep bite combined with braces.

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Does getting a dental implant hurt?

Generally, people who are receiving the dental implant procedure often says that having a tooth removed is more painful. You can expect some pain when undergoing a dental implant. But, you can be saved from lot of pain in future by consulting good dental hospital.

  • Everybody says no to dental implants because of the misconception that implant placement is a painful procedure. On the contrary, dental implant treatments are a simple procedure that can end up saving you a lot of pain in the long run.

  • Due to advancements in dentistry and implant technology, dental implants are turning out to be increasingly normal and pain-free.

  • Dental implant surgery involves the placement of a titanium post into the bone/ gum. You may think it’s a complex procedure but actually, it is an easier process than extracting an infected tooth.

  • The implant surgery will be done under local anesthesia so you won’t feel any pain during the procedure.

  • To get the best view of the implant site, We use CT Imaging Technology, This Imaging technology allows us to provide a more precise treatment and help us to make incisions and place implants with minimal discomfort.

  • During the healing period don’t miss the follow-up checkup with the doctor, this is to examine how your bone and gums responding to the implant.

  • During the healing process, you might experience some minor discomfort, Right after your dental implant treatment. However, there are ways to minimize discomfort from the treatment.

    • Warm salt water gargling to avoid soreness

    • Mild pain killers for a short time following the treatment

    • One course of antibiotics to prevent the infection

    • Avoid hot, spicy and hard food for 10 days.

    • Be on a soft diet and non-acidic drinks for 10 days

    • Avoid soda, wine, coffee and other acidic foods that may inflame the healing area.

    • You ought to anticipate some minor swelling during the healing procedure, which can be alleviated with a simple ice pack.

    • Avoid brushing at the surgical site to avoid the pain and discomfort

    • Most patients can go back to work a day or two after their dental implant treatment

    • You should avoid strenuous activities after your treatment and make sure that you get the right amount of sleep.

    • You should avoid strenuous activities after your treatment and make sure that you get the right amount of sleep.

  • If you have any delusions regarding dental implants search about it and get information. get to know about the best dental hospital for dental implants from your friends and family

ARE THUMB SUCKING AND PACIFIER HABITS BADLY AFFECT MY CHILD’S TEETH?

Thumb sucking is most common in children. Not all thumb-sucking results in damage to teeth/mouth. Thumb sucking exposes children to dirt, bacteria, and viruses. Persistent thumb sucking can sometimes cause misalignment of your child’s permanent teeth and affect the jaw.

As dentists, we are often asked, “should I be concerned about my child’s thumb sucking habit?” so we decided to answer this question for you.

What is thumb sucking habit?

Babies have natural sucking reflexes, that can cause them to place their thumbs or fingers into their mouths — sometimes even before birth.
Because thumb sucking makes babies feel secure, some babies may eventually develop a habit of thumb sucking when they are in want of soothing or going to sleep.
How does this habit develop?
As children grow, they begin experimenting with the basic functions of the mouth, like sucking, speaking, etc. This eventually develops into a thumb/digit-sucking habit.
For most children, this lasts for a few years only. If the habit doesn’t resolve within a few years, it then leads to dental problems as the child grows.
These habits are self-soothing and your child begins to develop them when he/she is upset, confused or frustrated. If your child has a regular habit of thumb/pacifier sucking,
it is better to wean the habit as early as possible.
What happens if the habit is left unattended?
1. Open Bite
The most serious permanent side effect of thumb sucking habit is dental malocclusion or misalignment that is visible when the mouth is closed.
Open bite occurs when the top and bottom front teeth become directed outward.
This means that there is a gap between the upper and lower front teeth, even when the mouth is closed completely.

An open bite may require orthodontic correction in the future or might complicate alternative dental misalignment that necessitate orthodontic treatment.
2. Overbite
In this misalignment, the upper front teeth become very forwardly placed. Overbite malocclusion can affect the shape of the face and smile.
Individuals with extreme overbites may need extensive orthodontic treatment to correct the issue.
3. Skin Problems
Children who suck their thumbs over the years could experience uncomfortable or serious skin problems on their most preferred thumb.
When exposed to the moisture of the mouth, the skin can become vulnerable to other injuries. In some cases, the skin could crack or bleed, making your child’s hands unsafe to infection.
The thumb may begin to look calloused.
4. Speech Impediment
Because thumb sucking affects the development of the teeth, jaw, and palate, the habit can also change how your child eats and speaks.
Thumb sucking might cause lisping and other speech impediments, including an inability to pronounce hard consonant appears like “D” and “T.”
5. Social Issues
Even before your child’s thumb-sucking becomes a true and present threat to your child’s dental development, the habit may cause social problems.
Children who suck their thumbs in public may become the target of contempt. While thumb sucking is a normal childhood habit, the older your kid gets,
the more other people may judge him/her for continuing the habit.

What can you do to help your child?
It is better to start the process of weaning the habit early on before it causes permanent damage. This is how you can help
• Try to use positive rewards for good behaviour instead of negativity or intimidating behaviour.
• Talk openly with your child about the inherent dangers of a thumb-sucking habit.
• Help your child notice other productive things to do with the hands as a method of distraction. Playing a game, for example, might be a great diversion.
• Support and encourage your child while he or she is attempting to interrupt the habit.
As children develop, they need several things to learn and to think about. By understanding a few simple facts regarding thumb sucking,
you can facilitate your child to develop in a healthy and positive approach.

Worried about your child’s thumb-sucking??
The best way to resolve this problem is by contacting a good dental clinic and to seek information from patients and ask them about the employees and quality of services.

 

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