What is Malocclusion? Malocclusion is the clinical term for misaligned teeth that can lead to oral health complications like overbite, underbite, crossbite, and overcrowding. As the teeth are misaligned, it becomes difficult to perform vital oral functions like chewing, biting and speaking but an orthodontist is specially trained in treating all types of malocclusions and … Continued
If you have been informed of an impacted tooth in your mouth, I am here to share with you all there is to know about impacted teeth. A tooth is declared impacted if it fails to pass through the gum-line to grow into position on its own and instead remains stuck or impacted in the … Continued
Hypodontia is a developmental oral health condition. If you are born with lesser teeth than an average person, you have hypodontia. It is also commonly known as congenitally missing teeth (CMT). It affects both baby and permanent teeth. The most common congenitally missing teeth are second premolars, wisdom teeth, and upper lateral incisors. In this … Continued
Many childhood habits and genetic traits risk an improper growth of permanent teeth later on. Relief comes in the form of early orthodontic treatments, which can begin in a child as young as seven years old and significantly reduce the risk of conditions such as crowded or crooked teeth and jaw problems. One such treatment … Continued
Does your or any of your family member’s jaw seem off-balance? One of the upper or lower jaws is protruding? It is probably due to Prognathism. It is a dental abnormality. Because of Prognathism, teeth don’t fit together correctly. And regular functions like eating and talking becomes challenging. An orthodontist can identify the causes of … Continued
A canker sore is a common phenomenon, or we can say side effects of braces. Canker sores are small ulcers formed inside the inner parts of your mouth. They can make you suffer from tingling and burning sensations. These sores are round and appear in white, grey, or red color. There are other causes also … Continued
It takes time to get used to braces. The initial discomfort happens when the wires start to pinch against the soft tissues of your mouth. But there is a perfect braces care product available in the market for this concern. Braces wax can provide you relief from pain and soreness. Braces wax is also known … Continued
Christmas is the season of eating, drinking, and partying with your loved ones! But, for those who have braces or are undergoing orthodontic treatment, Christmas is a time to tread with caution. You must focus on how to care for braces or your teeth while on an ortho treatment to make sure you don’t face … Continued
Orthodontics is a very vast field. And some treatments appear so similar that they end up confusing the laymen. But every treatment is done to achieve a unique goal. Such is the case with orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Both of them work on correcting dental arches and alignment. They both control the development of the … Continued
Research and development have brought about significant improvements and fantastic innovations in orthodontics. Invisalign has revolutionized orthodontic treatment. via GIPHY However, there are a bunch of myths associated with this technique. Let’s look at a few facts about Invisalign and break the common myths: Invisalign is not ideal for severe misalignments: Experienced orthodontists can help … Continued
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