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2 by 4 Appliance | Orthodontic Treatment in Bangalore

  •  The 2×4 partial fixed appliance is a therapeutic solution applied in the early orthodontic treatment to prevent improper tooth positions from affecting the facial growth and dentition which includes:
  • Spacing and diastemas, minor rotations, reclined or proclined teeth, anterior crossbites may be corrected. It offers an opportunity to regain space for permanent teeth – in case of premature milk tooth loss the space for permanent tooth might be closed by neighbouring growing teeth. It also acts as a firm construction to guide an impacted tooth to the dental arch. 
  • It aims to correct the position of the front teeth (aesthetic role) or correct more complex malocclusion, which requires two-stage orthodontic intervention. 
  • Generally, this appliance allows you to effectively correct the alignment of teeth through the control of three dimensional tooth movement. Removable appliances do not provide such a possibility. 

Which teeth are involved in 2×4 appliance ?

  •  Central Incisors , Lateral incisors , 1st Molars 

Why is it okay to put braces at a young age ?

  •  The 3 teeth involved are completely erupted by the following age . 

 Therefore are ideal to be treated at the particular age .

Tooth Eruption age 
Central incisor7-8 yrs
Lateral incisor8-9 yrs
1st molar6-7 yrs


The basic 2×4 appliance design is as follows:

  •  Bands cemented on both upper/lower first permanent molars.
  •  Brackets bonded onto the erupted maxillary incisors.
  • Continuous archwires to provide/maintain good arch-form, as well as control of anterior teeth.
  • Supporting stainless steel tubing placed in the long archwire spans between the molars and incisors.


  • Treatment may start as soon as sufficient permanent teeth have erupted and it is felt that the child is co-operative enough to have separators placed, bands cemented and brackets bonded.
  • Treatment carried out in this mixed dentition stage may take as little as a couple of weeks, but in the more difficult cases can take few months.
  • In the majority of cases, however, the end result can be more effectively and efficiently achieved than if a removable appliance was used.
  • Definitive treatment will probably still be necessary in the permanent dentition, but the complexity and duration of this may be significantly reduced. 

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JaypeeDigital | eBook ReaderOn the 13th month: A) upper right central incisor in the dental arch, B) radiographic evaluation where a bony defect was observed around the upper right central incisor and the root dilacerations on the central and lateral incisors. The root of the upper right canine is almost completely formed and with a tendency towards impaction.

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  • Minimal discomfort , Reduces need for patient co-operation 
  • Psychological benefits
  • Habit correction
  • Better hygiene maintenance
  • Increase control of tooth movements 
  • Movement possible in all three planes of space 


  • Appliance rarely worn full time 
  • Appliance damage/lost appliances 
  • Difficulty in speech/eating 
  • Gagging 
  • Decalcification/caries, Gingivitis/palatal hyperplasia/fungal infections 
  • Incorrect activation produces unhelpful changes  

For more details about 2/4 Appliance and Ortho Treatment in Bangalore visit our website

Deep Bite Treatment Bangalore 

A deep bite is an incredibly common condition affecting people of all ages, including young children and older adults. Also known as a dental malocclusion and misalignment, a deep bite is when there is an excessive overlap between the upper and lower front when the jaw closes

An untreated, deep overbite can lead to the following complications:

  • Excessive wear and damage to the teeth
  • Damage the gum and soft tissue around the teeth 
  • Problems with biting and chewing food
  • Headaches and temporomandibular joint disorder (known as TMJ or TMD)
  • Painful sores or ulcers 
  • Loss of tooth structure
  • Tooth loss 
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder


  • Genetics and inadequate jaw development and growth
  • Missing teeth, in particular missing back teeth
  • Periodontal (gum) disease
  • Teeth crowding
  • Worn, decayed or broken down teeth
  • Failing dental work
  • Teeth clenching and grinding habits
  • Habits such as thumb sucking, nail biting and grinding teeth.


Orthodontic treatment for deep bite correction 

  • Conventional fixed (labial) braces
  • Self ligating braces
  • Clear aligners
  • Night guard(Temporary)
  • Porcelain veneers and overlays
  •   Crowns, Bridges, and Dental Implants,(Permanent)
  • Table top


Thankfully, a deep bite can be corrected with several effective orthodontic treatment options using various types of braces.While every individual is different in terms of the severity of their deep bite, Orthodontic treatment will usually be required for 1-3 years.


People with self-ligating braces may have shorter orthodontist appointments, easier cleaning, and less discomfort. self-ligating braces takes about the same amount of time to achieve the same results that you would get from the conventional treatment. On average, you’re looking at being in braces between 12 to 30 months.

small fixtures called brackets are attached to your teeth. A thin metal wire called an archwire runs through these brackets. The archwire is gradually adjusted to apply force, moving your teeth into the desired position.For braces to work effectively, the archwire must remain secured in the brackets.Traditional braces achieve this by using elastic bands or metal ties. In contrast, self-ligating braces use a system built into the bracket itself to hold the archwire.


There are several potential benefits to using self-ligating braces. These include:

  • Shorter orthodontist visits. For traditional braces, individual ligatures must be replaced during an adjustment. Generally speaking, opening and shutting self-ligating brackets during an adjustment is less time consuming.
  • Easier cleaning. Ligatures can trap food particles in and around your brackets. The absence of ligatures in self-ligating braces may make them a little easier to clean.
  • Less discomfort. It’s possible that you might experience less discomfort with self-ligating braces than with traditional braces.


Before clear aligner treatment begins, a 3D scan of your teeth will be taken, which will then be used to create custom aligners for you. These clear aligners are worn and will exert a gentle force on your teeth. It shifts your teeth gradually to the correct position to fix the crossbite or deep bite.The time needed to correct an overbite with Invisalign varies per person. 


Occlusal guards (also called night guards) can be useful to protect your dental work, decrease symptoms, Sallow jaw alignment and act as a guide for your bite adjustment. In severe cases when symptoms persist, they are worn even after teeth have been accurately reshaped.An oral night guard looks similar to the trays used for teeth whitening and sits over the teeth to protect them from grinding or clenching. The device may also be referred to as an occlusal splint, occlusal guard, or bite splint


They are used for cosmetic reasons to cover teeth that are too small, chipped, irregularly shaped, stained, or otherwise imperfect. If you have an overbite or overjet, getting veneers would certainly help your smile look better.Porcelain veneers can work for almost any bite. The veneers can be made very thin on the lower teeth to accomodate the bite.Veneers are great for correcting issues of worn-out, discoloured, and misaligned teeth, including minor chips. Veneers can also be a solution in overbite cases where the margin is not beyond the scope of the restorative procedure.


Generally, dental overlays are used to fix tooth problems not bad enough to require a crown, while needing more than just a filling. There are two main types of dental overlays to consider: inlays and onlays.Inlays are similar to fillings but the entire work lies within the cusps (bumps) on the chewing surface of the tooth. Onlays are more extensive than inlays, covering one or more cusps. Onlays are sometimes called partial crowns. Overlays extends outwards from onlays.An overlay is used when the damage is a little more extensive. onlay replaces the cusp of a tooth. They offer many advantages over tooth-colored fillings since they are stronger, more durable, and more stain resistant


If the deep bite is a result of worn or missing back teeth. The bite can be rebuilt to function correctly by adding crowns, implants, or bridgework.A deep bite, even in adults, can be corrected these days with one of the many effective restorative treatment options. Treatment involves raising the bite to establish a correct bite by placing crowns on the behind teeth and replacing any missing teeth so that the chewing forces are distributed equally.If you have had a deep bite for some time you may well find that your upper teeth and the lower front teeth are extremely worn, so some restorative dentistry with things   porcelain veneers or crowns can be a good solution.

How do you fix a deep crown bite?

A deep bite, even in adults, can be corrected these days with one of the many effective restorative treatment options. Treatment involves raising the bite to establish a correct bite by placing crowns on the behind teeth and replacing any missing teeth so that the chewing forces are distributed equally.

Zoom Tooth Whitening | Chisel Dental Clinic Bangalore

The zoom tooth whitening system is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It is safe,effective and fast. This treatment removes stubborn teeth stains giving the smile an everlasting brightness.Its a modern technology that uses a blue light to activate the bleaching chemicals. Unlike traditional whitening, ZOOM TEETH WHITENING is effective and time efficient.


Zoom whitening procedure uses ultraviolet light. This light can enhance the way that the gel works, allowing it to penetrate deeper into your teeth’s enamel. This can remove yellow or brown stains.


Zoom teeth whitening does not harm the enamel of teeth and can potentially strengthen the hardness of enamel by upto 25-37%. This is due to presence of the ACP (amorphous calcium phosphate) in the gel used to whiten your teeth.  


The complete procedure takes less than an hour,but a regular teeth cleaning is recommended prior to the actual zoom teeth whitening session. The procedure begins with a short preparation to cover the lips and gums, leaving the teeth exposed. The dentist then applies the Hydrogen Peroxide whitening gel which works together with zoom light to penetrate the teeth and break up the stains and discoloration and the light is activated for 15 minutes.

The gel is applied for  three 15-minutes session of light activation,for a total treatment time of45 minutes.



  • Avoid tooth – staining food and drink for the first 48 hours after your zoom.
  • Brush and floss regularly.
  • Boost your smile with whitening toothpaste.
  • Follow up whitening treatments.

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For more details about Zoom Teeth Whitening visit our website :

Veneer or Jacket crowns? Eternal dilemma

Veneers and jacket crowns are both dental restoration methods that can improve the look and function
of your teeth. The main difference is that a veneer covers only the front of your tooth and the crown
covers the entire tooth. Although the procedures are different, both have good success rates.
What is veneer?
A veneer covers only the front surface of your tooth. It is also called as lumineer. They are not as
invasive as crowns because the preparation leaves more of your original tooth intact. It is very thin layer
of porcelain about 1 mm that bond to the front tooth. Veneer is generally preferred in condition like
discolored teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, mild rotation, mild gap between two front teeth with
orthodontically acceptable bite.
Excessive interdental spacing
Excessive tooth loss
Root canal treatment
Pitted fluorosis/stains
(In all these condition we need crowns as a best option.)
What is crown?
A crown covers the entire tooth. It works as cap for your tooth. It can be with metal or metal free.
Metal free jacketed crowns are however better as they require less tooth grinding and can be as thin as
veneers. In this procedure more tooth structure is needed to be ground. It is used to rebuild the
strength of broken or decayed teeth, to restore the natural shape or size. It is best option in gross tooth
structure loss, root canal treatment, excessively worn tooth.
So, whether a veneer or a crown is right for you will depend on the condition of your teeth which will be
further reassure by your cosmetic dentist on the basis of clinical evaluation.

Veeners Crown

Veeners (Intraoral view) Crown (Intraoral view)

What is PRF?

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What is PRF?

  • PRF or platelet-rich-fibrin is a technique during which platelets in your blood are isolated to create a concentrate that is injected into damaged tissue to aid in faster healing. 
  • PRF technique actually takes healing process one step further with a fibrin meshwork comprised of growth factors and platelets. This fibrin mesh acts almost like a “band aid”
  • PRF is a minimally invasive technique with low risks and satisfactory clinical results such as preventing complications or implant failure.


Why use PRF?

  • During the PRF technique, a sample of your blood is put into a centrifuge machine which separates it into 3 different layers: red blood cells, platelet rich fibrin (PRF) and platelet poor plasma(PPP) 
  • Dental surgeon will then use PRF to create a resorbable membrane (band aid) over the surgical site. 
  •  The beauty of PRF is that your blood is not altered in any way, in turn your body will essentially be healing naturally at an accelerated rate with the end goal of “rebuilding and regenerating”.  

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Advantages of PRF

  • In Implant Surgery :
  • PRF acts like a band aid that can accelerate healing and reduce swelling after an injury/surgical site.  
  • Like a normal band aid it protects the surgical site from saliva, bacteria and other contaminants.  
  •  In turn, PRF can assist this area in healing quickly and also helping to prevent dental implant failure.  


Periodontal infrabony defects:

  • PRF may act as a biologic cement to hold the particles together, aiding the manipulation of the bone grafts and when mixed with bone graft, it may act as a “biological connector.”
  • PRF considerably enhances new bone formation compared to healing without PRF 

Procedure of PRF?

  • We draw a small sample of your blood in a glass container without adding any coagulants or thrombin. 
  • This blood is placed in the PRF centrifuge machine and spun down. 
  • In less than fifteen minutes, the PRF is formed and ready to use.


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Dental Implants in Bangalore


Dental Implant Maintenance - Implant Teeth Must Be Cleaned Differently


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MethodArtificial Titanium material shaped as roots placed in bone

Grinding of adjacent teeth which are later connectedGum impression (measurement) after which denture is placed
Tooth damageNo adjacent tooth damage
Adjacent teeth grinding necessaryGums might be subjected to extra pressure
Biting forceNear normal

Slightly lesser; good but pressure transferred to supporting teeth reducing their lifespanNoticeably less; “something better than nothing concept”
Treatment duration3-6 monthsFew daysFew days to weeks
LongevityLasts a lifetime with proper maintenance

10-15 years; but over time tends to weaken the supporting teeth.Needs replacement every few years; support from gums and underlying bone so eats them away over a period of time. 
CostExpensive initially but lasts longerLess expensiveLess expensive at first but replacement costs are present


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.

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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

How do I get rid of halitosis with dental treatment?

What is halitosis?
An unpleasant odour from the mouth commonly referred to as bad breath.

Types of halitosis and causes



Are there treatments for halitosis?

Since 90% cases of halitosis originate from inside the mouth, your first step should be a re-evaluation of your basic brushing and rinsing technique.

While cleaning the teeth you should clean your tongue also because this is the area where most of the bacteria accommodate. Scrape the tongue, then floss and rinse.

Remember that brushing alone cleans only 25% of your mouth so you have to scrape the tongue, then floss and rinse.

Avoid having too much onion and garlic; make a habit of rinse your mouth with water after having any foods.

If you don’t notice an improvement, you should visit to your dentist. They’ll most likely be able to diagnose and treat the cause of your breath issues.

If the bad breath is due to deposits and gum infections you can go for professional teeth cleaning or scaling.

If the bad breath is due to food lodgment on the tooth cavity/ from an infected tooth then you can go for fillings, root canal treatment or removal of the teeth.

If the halitosis formed due to any underlying systemic disease then the dentist will diagnose and refer you to a physician.

Sometimes an unhygienic denture may also cause halitosis.

Find the perfect dentist in this definitive list of Bangalore best dentists. We have received great reviews from customers for dentistry related appointments. Schedule your appointment today!

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