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Orthodontics (Braces)

Orthodontic treatment may involve conventional braces, internal lingual braces (braces on the inside of the teeth), clear braces or Invisalign. Orthodontic treatment can improve the health and function of your teeth, as well as enhance the health and function of your jaw and associated joints. When your teeth are in the right position, you will find it much easier to maintain good oral hygiene, in turn reducing your risk of developing decay and gum disease. Last but not least, orthodontic treatment can also improve the appearance of your smile.

No two mouths are the same and that’s why the orthodontic treatment option that is best for you may not necessarily suit someone else. At Muskan Dental, we have on hand an experienced team of dedicated specialist orthodontists who will advise on, and perform, your treatment. We offer complimentary consultations for all types of orthodontic treatment.

We treat patients ranging in age from six to 80. The treatment options we offer include Invisalign, conventional braces, clear external braces and internal lingual braces.

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Frequently asked questions

01. When is the best time to have orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment is suitable for people of all ages. The usual time to start orthodontic treatment in the form of braces is at around 11 to 14 years of age, when most permanent teeth have come through, but you can start treatment at any age.
02. When should my child have their first orthodontic evaluation?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by age 7. This allows the orthodontist to assess the child's dental development and identify any potential orthodontic issues.
03. Can adults get orthodontic treatment?
Yes, adults can undergo orthodontic treatment. It's never too late to achieve a straighter smile and correct bite issues. There are various orthodontic treatment options available for adults, including traditional braces and clear aligners.
04. How long does orthodontic treatment take?
The duration of orthodontic treatment varies depending on the individual case. On average, treatment can last anywhere from several months to a few years. The treatment length is influenced by factors such as the complexity of the case, the severity of misalignment, patient compliance, and the type of orthodontic appliance used.
05. Does orthodontic treatment hurt?
Some discomfort or soreness is common when braces or aligners are first placed or adjusted. This discomfort typically subsides within a few days as the mouth adjusts to the changes. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help alleviate any temporary discomfort.
06. What are the different types of orthodontic appliances?
Orthodontic appliances include traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces (placed on the back of the teeth), and clear aligners such as Invisalign. Your orthodontist will recommend the most suitable appliance based on your specific needs and preferences.
07. How often do I need to visit the orthodontist during treatment?
Orthodontic treatment usually requires regular visits to the orthodontist for adjustments, progress checks, and to ensure the treatment is progressing as planned. Typically, appointments are scheduled every 4 to 8 weeks.
08. Are there any dietary restrictions during orthodontic treatment?
Certain foods can damage orthodontic appliances or get stuck in braces, so it's important to avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods. Your orthodontist will provide a list of foods to avoid and offer dietary guidelines during treatment.
09. Can I play sports or musical instruments with braces?
Yes, you can still play sports and musical instruments while wearing braces. It's important to wear a mouthguard during contact sports to protect your teeth and braces. For musical instruments, it may take a short adjustment period to adapt to playing with braces.
10. Will I need to wear a retainer after orthodontic treatment?
Yes, wearing a retainer is a crucial part of orthodontic treatment. After your braces or aligners are removed, a retainer is used to help maintain the newly achieved alignment of your teeth. The type and duration of retainer use will be determined by your orthodontist.
11. Will orthodontic treatment affect my speech?
During the initial period of wearing braces or aligners, you may experience a slight adjustment in your speech. However, most individuals adapt quickly, and any speech changes are temporary. Speech typically returns to normal as the mouth adjusts to the orthodontic appliances.

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