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Metal Braces
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(Stainless Steel) are the most popular type of braces used throughout the country. If you choose metal braces for your treatment plan, Thonglor Dental Hospital Orthodontics utilizes the most comfortable, efficient, and technologically advanced metal braces available.

Many patients enjoy having different colors placed on their braces as a means of personal expression and fun. Because it's so simple to change the colors, feel free to swap them at every visit.

Thonglor Dental Hospital Orthodontic department use only high quality braces, archwires and any orthodontic accessories. With high trained and experienced orthodontists, our patients were confident to get the satisfied result under the "Esthetic Orthodontics" concept. The best results must be success and satisfaction between our each patient and orthodontist.


 Our Esthetic Orthodontics Concept

  • Focus to Patient Concern
  • Esthetic Result
  • Shorter Treatment Time
  • Convenience
  • Comfortable
  • Minimal Invasive
  • No Relapse


Modern Braces

When most people think of metal braces they think of the big clunky braces of the past. They were extremely uncomfortable and more than capable of cutting your lips. From a cosmetic point of view they were, at best, unattractive and are wholly responsible for the stigma attached to braces today. However, times have changed and so have braces.

Modern braces are smaller and more comfortable than old fashioned braces. They have what is called a low profile design, which is less irritating to your lips. They also have special contours to make your orthodontic treatment go faster and be less painful.


Do Adults Really Get Braces?

Nowadays people of all ages are getting braces. For a variety of reasons, many people did not have the opportunity to seek orthodontic treatment when they were children. There are also people who have dental problems later in life and wish to correct them. Hollywood actor Tom Cruise wore braces in his late thirties because his mouth wasn't closing properly.

Other people received orthodontic treatment when they were young, but they didn't continue wearing their retainers for long enough following the initial treatment. The result is that their teeth are now a little bit crooked. Now they are unhappy with their smile so they get braces too. If you are worried about how you will look during the treatment try and focus on the winning smile you will have in the future.


Do Adults Really Get Braces?

Nowadays people of all ages are getting braces. For a variety of reasons, many people did not have the opportunity to seek orthodontic treatment when they were children. There are also people who have dental problems later in life and wish to correct them. Hollywood actor Tom Cruise wore braces in his late thirties because his mouth wasn't closing properly.

Other people received orthodontic treatment when they were young, but they didn't continue wearing their retainers for long enough following the initial treatment. The result is that their teeth are now a little bit crooked. Now they are unhappy with their smile so they get braces too. If you are worried about how you will look during the treatment try and focus on the winning smile you will have in the future.


Do modern braces hurt?

Orthodontic companies are constantly testing their braces to try to find ways to make the treatment painless. We have a number of designs for braces which minimize the pain you will feel. Unfortunately, we have not yet found a way to avoid the pain when the braces are first put on, or when the braces are being tightened. There will also be some discomfort in the first few weeks as your mouth adjusts to the braces. Having braces should not disrupt your lifestyle in any way although avoiding sports such kick-boxing would be advisable. 


How will the braces affect my diet?

Certain foods and drinks may lead to damage. You should avoid drinking lots of fizzy drinks and keep in-between-meal snacks to a minimum. Very crunchy and sticky foods are capable of breaking your braces. Toffee and chewing gum must be avoided. Really enjoyable hard foods can be chopped up and chewed gently! You may also find chew difficult following the placement and tightening of your braces.


How do I know my teeth won't go back to the way they were when the braces come off?

After braces are removed, the teeth can shift out of position if they are not stabilized. They must, therefore, be held in their new positions for a long time with retainer braces until they have settled. They are designed to hold teeth in their corrected, ideal positions until the bones and gums adapt to the treatment changes. Retainers are either removable appliances or thin wires stuck onto the tongue side of the teeth. Wearing retainers exactly as instructed is the best insurance that the treatment improvements last for a lifetime.

Ceramic Braces
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Ceramic Braces or Tooth Colored Braces are made of ceramic or composite materials. They are very strong and generally no stain. Adults like to choose ceramic because they "blend in" with the teeth and are less noticeable than metal. These are the type of braces actor Tom Cruise had.

The ligatures (tiny rubber bands) that hold the arch wire on to the ceramic brackets are often white or clear. This looks great at first, but the ligatures can stain. Unless you eat a lot of curry, smoke, or drink a lot of black coffee, this generally isn't a problem. Note that the ligatures are changed each time you get an adjustment - usually, monthly. It's only the ligatures that stain, not the brackets themselves.

Thonglor Dental Hospital is proud to offer our patients Inspire Ice braces, manufactured by Ormco, the highest quality of aesthetic braces on the market. These braces are made of pure monocrystalline sapphire and are very translucent. They are very strong and do not stain. They are also one of the only completely transparent brackets on the market. Inspire ICE also is one of the lowest profile ceramic bracket on the market, which means that it does not stick out as far as many other clear braces.

Inspire braces are one of the only in which results are not compromised and the speed of treatment is not extended. The braces do the same job as metal braces and can be used in conjunction with powerbands, rubber bands, and other orthodontic devices to achieve maximum results.

Bottom line, if you are concerned about the appearances of metal braces and don't mind dishing out the extra money to make your braces go invisible, than Inspire braces should be among your top options.

Clear braces offer a unique advantage over conventional metal appliances. The material composition and design allows an uncompromising level of care and enable you to look good during treatment. Many people may not even be aware that you're wearing braces at all.


 

 
Self-Ligating Braces
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Learn about a truly amazing new way to straighten teeth that's faster, more comfortable and can improve your smile at any age, most often without tooth extractions.
Self-Ligating Braces deliver more than straight teeth – they are a gateway to greater confidence, a better self-image, personal and professional advancement – a new and better you!
The only self-ligating system clinically proven to dramatically reduce treatment times, provide exceptional results and significantly improve patient comfort.
The advanced passive self-ligating bracket, high-tech light-force archwires and minimally invasive treatment protocols provides remarkable advantages for you.
Self-Ligating Braces is not just a new product; it's a whole new way of treating patients. Conventional treatment often requires removal of healthy teeth and/or the use of palatal expanders to make space. This approach is often uncomfortable, takes longer, and can leave a narrower arch and a flat profile.


Self-Ligating Braces Advantage

  • Significantly reduced treatment time
  • Significantly fewer appointments
  • Higher-quality results
  • Extraordinary smiles and faces
  • Greater comfort without tightening

 


Damon™ Braces

Damon smiles are full, natural 10-tooth smiles achieved with light biologically-sensible forces, and are specifically designed to improve the overall facial result of each patient.
The Damon Braces uses very light forces in conjunction with passive self-ligating brackets to provide remarkable advantages over traditional orthodontic approaches - faster treatment time, very few auxiliary appliances and greater patient comfort, and consistent high-quality results:

  1. Damon passive self-ligating braces That eliminates the need for elastic or metal "ties". With Damon tie-less braces you can experience treatment without tightening.
  2. Light high-technology shape-memory wires That move teeth faster and require fewer adjustments.
  3. A new clinically proven treatment approach That aligns your teeth and enhances your facial aesthetics - usually without extractions or rapid palatal expanders.

 


Damon 3 Braces

The all-new Damon 3 once again redefines self-ligation with revolutionary clinical and aesthetic features that elevate the system to an unprecedented level.

  1. A combination of clear material and stainless steel provides the aesthetics your patients will love.
  2. Remarkably easy-to-use slide mechanism makes wire changes a snap.
  3. Ultra-smooth contours and rounded edges provide maximum comfort.
  4. Slot with four solid walls facilitates fast low-friction tooth movement with maximum control.
  5. High-retention mechanical bonding base assures strong, reliable bonding.

Speed

It's not a race, but it's sure nice to be ahead of the pack.
Imagine trying to drive down the road with your brakes on. That's what it's like when wires are held in with ligature ties. Remove the ligatures and suddenly things start moving faster and with less force. That's what passive self-ligation is all about – low-friction, low-force orthodontics in a system that delivers performance and control. 

Aesthetics

Looking good is what it's all about.

With the combination of a new generation of clear composite resin and surgical- grade stainless steel, Damon 3 brackets provide an aesthetic quality that your patients will love. We know that while clinical performance is paramount, aesthetics will always play a leading role. With the all-new Damon 3, performance has never looked so good.

Simplicity

It's at the click of a button.

Damon 3 brackets feature a brand new precision slide mechanism that is quite simply, amazingly easy to use. To open, just press the slide-release button using the Damon 3 opening instrument with a tiny bit of pressure, and voila! To close, simple finger pressure is all it takes, and an audible click confirms the slot is closed. Wire changes go from being a struggle to being a snap.

Comfort & Hygiene

You should feel good about both.

Damon 3 brackets feature ultra-smooth contours and ergonomics unlike any other orthodontic appliance. With the combination of geometries that "sweep away" food and the absence of debris-attracting ligatures, Damon 3 brackets may be the cleanest and most comfortable brackets ever designed. Some may see these features as small refinements; we consider them as quality attributes you've come to expect from Ormco. 

Control

Nothing beats four solid walls.

The unique design of Damon brackets provides you with the only brackets in the world with four solid walls. With no elastic ligatures to fatigue or springs that bend, control is assured – tooth to tooth and case to case. Torque, rotations, in-out discrepancies, closing spaces, it's all on track with Damon 3. 

Going Beyond The Bracket

The all-new Damon 3 is much more than just a beautiful, well-functioning self-ligating bracket. It's about the combination of passive self-ligating brackets, hi-tech archwires, and a minimally invasive/greatly simplified treatment protocol. Working in concert, these three elements provide the conduit to the Damon low-friction, low-force orthodontic system that has been clinically proven to provide remarkable advantages over traditional orthodontic approaches.


Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating Braces

The Clarity SL braces are the choice you can feel good about. They use the latest technology, so they work fast and look good.

Self-ligating technology removes the need for ligatures, the esthetic bands that were used to hold the wire in your braces. This innovation has major advantages. The Clarity SL braces design can help your teeth move faster, make your braces easier to clean, and eliminate the hassle of stained elastics. You can spend less time in the dental chair, and maybe even have fewer visits. And because your teeth can move into position more efficiently, your overall treatment time may be shortened too

Comfortable

Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating braces are small and smooth, providing greater comfort. These self-ligating braces allow your orthodontist to use lighter forces during your treatment, while still giving you a lasting, beautiful smile. That's comfortable!

Convenient

Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating braces design helps your orthodontist create full, vibrant smiles with fewer appointments and in less time. This means more free time for you. That's convenient!

Clean

Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating braces, your orthodontist no longer needs to use the little elastic bands that attract plaque and catch food. This makes it easier for you to clean your teeth, to maintain good oral hygiene, and easier for your doctor to give you the smile you want. That's clean! 

Great Looking

Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating braces are available in two styles - metal and translucent ceramic - to fit your orthodontic needs and give you the look you want. Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating braces are made from a special ceramic material that blends in with your smile to make your braces less noticeable. Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating braces also offers your orthodontist all the performance qualities needed to give you a wonderful smile.

 Innovation

Innovative Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating braces technology makes these braces "self-ligating" and do not require your orthodontist to use elastic bands. Instead, Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating braces use a unique clip to hold the wire in place. This clip is made from temperature-sensitive Nitinol material and is available only from Clarity™ SL. This special clip is available whether you choose metal or translucent ceramic self-ligating braces from Clarity™ SL.

Lingual braces
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Lingual braces are placed behind your teeth, and are therefore virtually invisible to other people. Usually, lingual brackets are made of metal.
Orthodontists need special training to be able to treat patients with lingual braces. Therefore, not every orthodontist provides them.

 


Lingual Orthodontics

 Most of us are surely familiar with Orthodontic braces. They've been around for a long time, in fact since the late 1800's. We've either had the experience as a patient or know someone who has. Simply put, they are comprised of brackets and/or bands bonded to the teeth with an archwire interconnecting these brackets to move the teeth in three dimensions. They are very efficient but in today's fashion conscious world, for some, they are just plain ugly, especially for adults. There are alternatives to standard metal labial bonded braces and these include clear ceramic or plastic brackets or a series of invisible aligners such as Invisalign, but these articles will focus on the development of and some of the laboratory procedures of lingual orthodontics.

  • Lingual orthodontics is exactly as the name suggests - orthodontic brackets placed on the lingual surfaces of the teeth and connected by special archwires. The advantages aesthetically are immediately evident, but other advantages include the labial enamel is not etched, bonded or scarred during debonding. Braces do not have to be removed early or social events and people with highly visible social jobs can still continue without embarrassment.
  • The disadvantages of lingual Orthodontics include speech interference and patient adaptation is not always predictable. Tongue irritation is common and patients with narrow arches or tongue thrust may not adapt well. The technique is clinically more time consuming and patients tend to be more demanding. Some traditional labial mechanics cannot be used due to the smaller inter-bracket distances and smaller arch radius. Delving into the details of most of this is beyond the scope of the article but suffice to say there are differences between the two modalities.
  • The lingual bracket had to be specifically designed for the lingual surface of the teeth and a method of positioning these brackets had to be invented as direct bonding of lingual brackets is virtually impossible, hence an indirect method had to be developed.
  • These days, there are many different types of lingual brackets on the market but the positioning of these brackets in relation to the teeth is really the critical factor common to all. So the real trick to get lingual orthodontics to work in the real world was to devise a method so the brackets could be placed onto the tooth with the correct torque and angulation in relation to the tooth already determined. This is much easier to do with labial braces but a real challenge for lingual braces.
  • Lingual braces were invented in the 1970's when a Playboy model wanted to know if she could have some type of "invisible" orthodontic treatment so she could keep working. The first attempts were crude but lead to more interest in lingual orthodontics. In 1984, the Ormco Company devised the TARG (Torque Angulation Reference Guide) device for more precise bracket positioning, especially for the lingual technique.


Ormco Lingual Braces

TARG - Bracket placement-measuring devices


Ormco G7 Lingual Braces

These esthetically appealing braces are available in translucent white to blend with the teeth making them less visible than traditional braces. Lingual braces are applied behind the teeth as compared to metal or ceramic braces which are applied to the front of your teeth. Often called "Invisible Braces", they are the best and only non-visible form of fixed orthodontic therapy. Although lingual braces are more expensive they offer a highly cosmetic alternative to those patients who otherwise would not consider treatment.

Lingual braces will transform the way you look. If your teeth are badly aligned now, they are also probably affecting your facial appearance. Since the alignment of your teeth contributes greatly to the way your mouth and jaws look, improved alignment results in a more attractive facial appearance. The way your teeth are aligned also affects your bite, as well as the bone and gum tissue. Proper alignment of your teeth and a correct bite promotes overall good oral health. Lingual braces are just as effective as traditional braces but as they are at the back, your teeth are not obscured and you can see your smile improve daily.

 Are Lingual Braces more uncomfortable than traditional braces?

Initial discomfort is similar to that of traditional braces. The difference is that the Lingual Braces will affect the tongue and traditional braces will affect the cheeks and lips. Soreness of the tongue usually lasts only for a few weeks and frequent salt water rinses help avoid discomfort. Once the oral tissues have "toughened" the braces are very comfortable. Patients tend to take approximately 1-4 weeks before they achieve a reasonable comfort level.

Can anyone wear lingual braces?

Yes, most adults and teens who can wear braces on the front of their teeth can wear concealed braces. However, some people with very small teeth or with certain "bites" are better treated with traditional appliances. An orthodontic evaluation will let you know if "invisible" braces might be for you.

Does the treatment take longer?

No, treatment time is comparable to that of traditional braces and sometimes even shorter. Some cases respond more efficiently to Lingual Braces due to certain mechanical advantages of the appliance. 

How easy are they to keep clean?

As always, it is vitally important for you to maintain good oral hygiene and you should brush after every meal. Regular examinations by your family dentist are recommended during the orthodontic treatment period. A water pick or electronic toothbrush is also helpful. If dental plaque is allowed to become thick around the brace the plaque itself may damage the teeth. Instruction will be given on the use of special brushes.


Ormco Light Lingual Braces

The Light Lingual System delivers superior outcomes – efficient, simplified and faster treatment as well as greater patient comfort 

Aesthetic Solutions

With Light Lingual, patient compliance issues disappear as you no longer need to worry about misplaced aligners or interruptions in treatment time, looking good during the treatment process. To do so, patients have had to sacrifice comfort. Finally, aesthetics and comfort are united in one appliance system.

Comfortable

With its reduced dimensions and special rounded design, The Ormco Light Lingual brackets (STb brackets) are designed to provide maximum patient comfort and easy hygiene maintenance, making it unique among all other lingual brackets. Unique to lingual brackets, Light Lingual has minimal impact on tongue position and speech; clinical studies have demonstrated that the negligible speech difficulty disappears within a few days of bonding. Light Lingual brackets have the lowest bracket profile at just 1.5 mm.

  • Reduced dimension and rounded design
  • The lowest bracket profile - 1.5 mm total thickness
  • Minimal bracket impact on tongue and speech
  • Minimum speech and mastication
  • Maximum acceptability (low-force mechanics and contoured design)
  • Easily maintained hygiene

Faster

The Light Lingual appliance is the first to emphasize low friction in lingual orthodontics. This feature, together with very light forces, makes tooth movement faster, considerably reducing treatment time while accomplishing your ultimate occlusal, aesthetic and fictional aims.

  • Reduced treatment time
  • Faster tooth movement due to reduced friction and large interbracket distance
  • Less bracket interference in crowed cases
  • Simplified lab procedure

Incognito Lingual Braces

Incognito Lingual Braces (iBraces) are a new generation of orthodontic braces for teens and adults, men and women ranging from the age of 13 to 60+. They are the only 100% customized and molded to fit to each specific tooth shape. Not only are they hidden from view, but they are designed according to your unique tooth anatomy to be as comfortable as possible.

Incognito Lingual Braces (iBraces) are 100% customized

Incognito Lingual Braces (iBraces) are placed behind your teeth so no one will know that you are wearing braces unless you tell them. These unique braces are created using state-of-the-art technology and are 100% customized to the shape of your teeth and to your dental situation. iBraces have the unique prescription that your orthodontist creates for you built-in to ensure you get the results that you want. With iBraces you get efficient, effective tooth movement and great aesthetics.

Who wears iBraces?

  • People who want to avoid damage to the front surfaces of their teeth
  • People who are concerned about wearing braces that show
  • Adult professionals
  • Musicians who play wind instruments
  • Adults and teens playing contact sports

iBraces™ Lingual Procedure

  1. Preparing your caseYour doctor takes a very precise impression of your teeth, which will be used to pour models for fabricating custom brackets and wires. Your doctor sends the impression along with his or her prescription to the iBraces lab.
  2. Making your customized iBracesWe use new CAD/CAM and rapid prototyping technologies to design and fabricate 100% customized iBraces for you at our state-of-the-art lab. The brackets are made using rapid prototyping technology and then fabricated with a highly durable dental gold alloy. A set of precision wires is also designed and then bent using robotic technology.
  3. Getting Your New iBracesApproximately four weeks after your impressions are taken your iBraces will arrive at your doctor's office. Your doctor will use a very precise process for preparing your teeth and putting on your new braces. After your braces are on you will need to return for monitoring and progress appointments until your doctor decides that your treatment is complete. 
Clear Aligners
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The Clear Aligners are used for minor tooth movement purpose. They are completely invisible. Others can hardly notice that the patient is undergoing orthodontic treatment by clear aligners. Nowadays, they are well-accepted worldwide due to their strength, clarity, comfort size , value and many more.

Teeth movement requires time, force and space. The pliers for tooth movement provide force to move teeth by creating a bump directly into a Clear Aligner. Depending on the force and the space are placed, different types of movement can be achieved: tipping, torque and rotation.

The new Clear Aligner appliances (Essix Appliances) are completely changes the traditional views of retention. The new Clear Aligner is constructed from the only High Quality Essix ACE plastic formulated for intraoral use. The new Clear Aligner provides a vehicle for benefit from orthodontic treatment while keeping their self esteem intact. Prefer alignment of your teeth and correct bite promoted overall good oral health. It reduces initial anxiety and embarrassment. Today, a greater premium is placed upon personal appearance than ever before. Many patients feel that visible appliances.



Essix is the Orthodontic Products of

  • Plastics
  • Appliance Techniques
  • Tools
  • Training
  • Marketing Support


Essix Plastics

  • Superior Durability
  • Contact Clarity
  • Very thin
  • Will not crack or bubble
  • Excellent Flexibility
  • Do not shrink or distort
  • Nearly invisible
Invisalign
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Invisalign® Thonglor Dental Hospital

Straightening teeth without braces By Invisalign Black Diamond Provider


 

Facts About Invisalign

Not many people know about Orthodontics, not many dentists know about Invisalign and even some orthodontists don't know much what Invisalign update is. The long experience Invisalign doctors and a large number of Invisalign patients treated are necessary to achieve the satisfying results.

Align Technology, Inc., founded in Mar 1997, is engaged in the design, manufacture, and marketing of Invisalign, a proprietary system for treating malocclusion, or the misalignment of teeth. The Invisalign system has two components: ClinCheck and Aligners.

In Jul 1999 - Commercial sales of Invisalign Full commenced in the US. The traditional, Invisalign Full is intended to be used as a complete treatment for a broad range of malocclusions.

Invisalign is a system that uses 3D modeling software and cutting-edge manufacturing technology to provide a clear, removable solution for straightening teeth. Invisalign is effective at treating a wide variety of orthodontic issues.

Invisalign has changed the face of orthodontics. Instead of wires attached to your teeth, Invisalign can now straighten your teeth invisibly.


Invisalign in Thonglor Dental Hospital

Over two hundred cases a year including Famous Movie Stars, Popular Singers, Air Crews, Super Models, News Readers, Adult Patients and many oversea patients were treated with our Invisalign Black Diamond Provider. Our Invisalign treatment offers not only aligning the teeth to the normal functional position but also we care in very little detail of your smile as to our concept, the esthetic Orthodontics. Many patients even have undergone ordinary braces once but still wish to get Invisalign done in order to achieve a better confident Smile which is possible. And, for ones who expect dramatic makeover, Invisalign can apply for a short period of time to align teeth, prepare the case before starting the Esthetic Restoration such as Veneers, Crown & Bridge or Dental Implants. This will offer the better predictable and durable result for some cases.


What is Invisalign?

  • Invisalign is a braceless orthodontic treatment utilizing a high dental technology
  • Invisalign is a series of high grade custom-made clear plastic aligners produced for the individual patient.
  • Invisalign uses individual ClinCheck® , a computer program to design and to simulate the result of treatment which we can see even before starting.
  • Invisalign is clear. You can get your teeth straighten when others can hardly notice.- Invisalign is removable. Unlike braces, you can eat and drink whatever you want during treatment. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
  • Invisalign is comfortable. No metal brackets or wires to cause mouth irritation, and no metal or wires mean you spend less time in the doctor's chair getting adjustments.
  • The Invisalign process has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide. However, only certified dentists can undertake this procedure.


Who are Invisalign Doctors?

The Invisalign doctors must know how exactly Invisalign work, what the final results of each patient and can tell the estimate time of the treatment at the first visit. They need to prepare all conditions of teeth in the mouth properly for Invisalign working including do some preparations of IPR (Interproximal Reduction) and ER (Enamel Reshaping) transferring to Invisalign computer technicians in the USA. They will co-design and modify the final result of the patients together. 

Find a Doctor

  • Invisalign Provider: status denotes that a dentist or orthodontist has completed the training course offered by Align Technology, Inc., which is necessary to enable him/her to begin treating patients with the Invisalign system. If they have over 10 Invisalign patients started in a year, they will get own account called "VIP" or Virtual Invisalign Practice.
  • Platinum Provider: have a high level of experience with Invisalign treatment based on the number of patients treated (Over 81+ cases a year).
  • Platinum Elite Provider: have the high level of experience with Invisalign treatment based on the number of patients treated (Over 121+ cases a year).
  • Diamond Provider: have the high level of experience with Invisalign treatment based on the number of patients treated (Over 200+ cases a year).
  • Black Diamond Provider: have the high level of experience with Invisalign treatment based on the number of patients treated (Over 401+ cases a year).

Products Invisalign 

Invisalign Lite

  • A shorter-duration Invisalign treatment.
  • Treating minor crowding/spacing cases.
  • Prepare to pre-restorative work.
  • Orthodontic relapse cases.
  • Addressed in 14 stages of aligners or less.
  • Projected treatment length 7 months.
  • One refinement available for purchase.
  • No mid-course correction.

Invisalign Full

  • Align Technology's foundation product.
  • Straightens teeth with a series of removable invisible aligners.
  • Provide a full spectrum of treatment options.
  • Projected treatment length: 7 to 12 months
  • Up to three refinements included
  • Mid-course correction available (fee may apply)
  • Anterior-only treatment option available

Why Invisalign

  • Treatment Process
  • Treatable Cases
  • Simple Treatment Guidelines
  • Actual Results
  • The Advantage over Braces
  • Comfort & Convenience
  • Health Benefits
  • Testimonials

Advantages and Disadvantages about Invisalign

Advantages 

  1. Appearance: Invisalign is designed with transparent braces that are not too visible compared to the traditional metal braces; this has been very popular among adults because older people who don't want to have the metal look on their teeth.
  2. Comfortable: It can be removed from the teeth, so if you are eating, you can take off the aligner and just put it back afterward.
  3. Clean: It doesn't cause the same problems that traditionally fixed brackets give like tooth decay that patients will not be able to take off the braces while eating so there will be a tendency that the food will be left in between the metals and teeth and can't be removed that easily causing tooth decay.
  4. Safe: It doesn't cause shortening of roots of teeth like traditionally fixed brackets; teeth were moved little by little with the light force.
  5. Faster: After 2 weeks the aligners should be adjusted with greater force and this is very helpful for bone remodeling or straightening the teeth as well as aligning the gums. Also, in using this appliance studies show that it provides quicker results than having the traditional metal braces.

Disadvantages

  1. The patient's discipline: The progress will depend on the patient's discipline when it comes to wearing the aligners. If a patient will use it for about 20 to 22 hours a day and will just remove it while eating or if they will drink and clean their teeth then most likely desired results will be achieved.
  2. Price: It costs more than other traditional metal braces; with its design and unique quality it costs more expensive than the usual braces.
  3. Lose: Also since the equipment should be removed before eating so that the teeth will be cleaned or brushed afterward there is a big chance that the patient might lose it or forget about inserting it again to the teeth.
  4. Allergy: There are also some rare cases that were reported about a cough, nausea, sore throat and allergic reactions for some patients. 

Invisalign Process

 

1. The patient makes a consultation appointment and has X-rays which are then used to help an Invisalign Certified Orthodontist plan a course of treatment.

2. The Invisalign Dentist evaluates and creates a program of treatment. Photos and impressions of your teeth are taken.

3. The Invisalign Dentist prepares all conditions of teeth in the mouth properly for Invisalign working.

4. The final impressions are taken and the occlusion is registered with PVS. All records are transferred to Invisalign computer technicians in the USA.

5. CT scan is made from your dental impressions and produces an extremely accurate, 3-dimensional digital model of your teeth.

6. CAD software called ClinCheck® is then used to simulate the movement of your teeth during treatment.

7. Our Orthodontist reviews, modify and accepts the ClinCheck® treatment plan before the aligners are created.

8. Invisalign then uses advanced Stereolithography (SLA) technology to build precise molds of your teeth at each stage of your treatment.

9. Individualized, custom-created clear aligners are made from these models and sent to our doctor's office.

10. Each aligner is meant to be worn for two weeks. After that time period simply put in the next aligner. Removing them only to eat, brush and floss. Visit your Invisalign provider on a regular basis for progress checks. Most patients are able to complete the Invisalign process within one year.


 

 
Orthodontics
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Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. The technical term for these problems is "malocclusion," which means "improper bite." which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both. Orthodontic treatment can focus on dental displacement only, or can deal with the control and modification of facial growth. Orthodontic treatment can be carried out for purely aesthetic reasons with regards to improving the general appearance of patients' teeth. However, there are orthodontists who work on reconstructing the entire face rather than focusing exclusively on teeth.

 


Orthodontic appliances 

 

Fixed appliances
 

Metal Braces

Removable appliances
 

Invisalign

 

Ceramic Braces

 

Clear Aligner

Self-Ligating Braces

Orthodontic Plate

Lingual Braces

Snap-on Smile


The Type of Braces You Get Depends on a Number of Factors

  • The extent of your treatment, such as:
    •   The severity of your bite or tooth crookedness problems
    •   If extractions are necessary
    •   If jaw surgery is necessary
    •   If headgear or other special appliances are necessary
    •  The amount of time you will need to wear braces
  • The preferences of your orthodontist
  • How much you are willing to pay
  • How long you will be in braces to correct your problems
  • What you, yourself desire. Would you feel embarrassed in metal? Are you only willing to straighten your teeth if Invisalign is used? Do you prefer the look of ceramic or Lingual Braces?

Who are the orthodontic Patients?

People of all ages can be good orthodontic candidates but only your dentist or orthodontist can determine whether you can benefit from orthodontics. Based on diagnostic tools that include a full medical and dental health history, a clinical exam, plaster models of your teeth, bite registration and special X-rays and photographs, an orthodontist or dentist can decide whether orthodontics are recommended, and develop a treatment plan that's right for you. Many people think that braces are only for straightening teeth. On the contrary, braces can also be used to realign teeth, correct a person's bite and correct problems with a person's jaw. There are a number of common teeth problems that could lead to a person needing braces. If you have any of the following, you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment


Facial Profile Problem

People who have skeletal problems, vertical deformities of the long face and short face types, excessive incisors protrusion or lip strain need treatment as soon as they are discovered, typically during the early mixed dentition. By the braces or/and surgery, you can improve your facial appearance.


Spaced Teeth

This occurs with abnormal continued growth of the jaw bone and discrepancy of tooth size. When teeth are missing, this can also be caused by the surrounding teeth shifting due to extra space. Spacing issues between teeth can lead to gum problems (due to lack of protection by the teeth), periodontal pockets and increased risk of periodontal disease. Sometimes people say they have trouble with biting and chewing correctly. Space problems are most often corrected with braces.


Overly Crowded Teeth

This occurs when there is simply a lack of room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally. Because the dental arch is too small, the teeth move together until there is nowhere left to move but up or down. When left untreated, overly crowded teeth can get worse over time. This crowding can lead to plaque accumulation, tooth decay and an increased chance of gum disease as well as his or her appearance. Often crowded teeth can be corrected with some teeth extractions as well as braces, to move everything into proper position


Crossbite

This occurs when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, and can happen on both the front and the sides of the mouth. This can lead to abnormal tooth wear and chipping, chewing problem and periodontal problems including gum disease and bone loss.


Underbite

This occurs when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It's usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both. It can also be caused by missing upper teeth. This can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars, which can lead to tooth wear. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems.


Overbite

What people commonly refer to as an "Overbite" is known to dental professionals as "Overjet". It occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. There is a noticeable gap between the upper and lower teeth when the person bites down. This can cause a person to injure his or her gums and the inside of lips. It can also cause a person's mouth to become misshapen—the lips become pushed forward. Some people find that they are not able to close their lips completely over their teeth if the overbite is severe. Someone with a deep overbite can also be prone to bone damage and extreme discomfort. It can also cause too much wear and tear on the incisors. It's typically caused by genetics, bad oral habits, or overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. This can lead to gum disease and chipped or fractured front teeth.


Openbite

An open bite is where the lower and upper incisor teeth do not touch at all when the person bites down. This puts a lot of pressure on the back teeth to take care of the chewing and biting. A person with an open bite will often rub his or her teeth together without meaning to.

Orthognathic surgery
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Do not confuse Orthognathic surgery with orthodontic therapy (Braces). While Orthodontic treatment (Braces) can correct many problems if only the teeth are involved Orthognathic Surgery maybe required if the jaws (bone) also need repositioning. When planning an Orthognathic surgical case, the general dentist, orthodontist and oral surgeon will work closely with one another to set the stage for optimum post surgical results in regards to both function and esthetics.


Ortho means straighten and gnathia means jaw and hence, Orthognathic surgery means straightening of the jaw(s) by surgery. An Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon practices Orthognathic surgery.

The conditions which require Orthognathic surgery are often referred to as "bad bites". There are many types of "bad bites", with some having a greater effect on facial esthetics than others. The common maxillofacial deformities and their clinical appearances are the following:

  1. Protruded Maxilla (Upper jaw) : The upper jaw is protruded beyond the normal limits along with the teeth. The person cannot close his lips (lip incompetence) without effort. The teeth are always visible and in most cases the whole of the gums are visible on smiling (gummy smile). A gummy smile is mainly due to the vertical excess of the maxilla.
  2. Retruded Maxilla : This deformity is due to under development of the upper jaw mainly seen in people who have cleft lip or palate. After the surgical correction of the cleft lip or palate at a young age the growth of the maxilla is retarded along with displacement or destruction of the tooth bud. This causes a dish shaped face with a hooked or flaring nose and irregularly aligned, rotated or missing teeth.
  3. Protruded Mandible (Lower jaw) : In some people there will be extra growth of the lower jaw resulting in long jaw. Their faces are very long with protrusion of the lower teeth and thick lips. Normally on biting the lower teeth will be inside the upper teeth while in people with long jaws usually the lower teeth will be outside the upper arch.
  4. Retruded Mandible : In some people due to developmental deformity or due to hereditary factors the lower jaw is very small resulting in a "bird face". There is no proper development of the chin.
  5. Facial Asymmetry : Sometimes a part of the face maybe overdeveloped or underdeveloped causing one part of the face to be small or large. One side of the face is not in symmetry with the other side giving an unaesthetic appearance.
  6. Akylosis of Tempromandibular Joint (TMJ) : Injury during birth or trauma or infection at a young age to the temporomandibular joint will result in restricted mouth opening and reduced growth of the mandible.
  7. Nasal Deformity : Nasal deformities are often seen along with deformities of the jaw. Some common deformities of the nose are: deviated nasal septum, flared or constricted ala of the nose, saddle nose, hooked nose, asymmetrical nose, etc.

Orthognathic Surgery

These conditions may cause many functional and psychological problems. The good news is that they need not be permanent. Improvement, and often correction, can be attained with the proper procedure. It is a cosmetic surgery and the surgeon envisages changing the face of a person from distortion to proportion. The results of Orthognathic surgery can have a dramatic and positive affect on many aspects of your life.

Evaluation

After the initial examination a thorough examination with facial measurements, photographs, x-rays, and dental impressions will be carried out. A complete medical examination will follow. This rules out any health problems that would interfere with the surgery or the administration of General Anesthesia.

Pre-surgical Orthodontia

The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and the Orthodontist will work closely together during your treatment. Orthodontic treatment (braces) is started before surgery. The teeth are moved and repositioned into proper alignment before surgery if necessary.

Preparing for Surgery

The Orthognathic Surgery will take place in a hospital under general anesthesia. You will be admitted to the hospital one day prior to surgery and will be advised on dietary conditions for the days leading up to surgery. You will probably be required to stay in the hospital for a week or so until you have recovered from the surgery. You may need blood transfusion during the surgery. You will then undergo a full medical checkup. You should as always, maintain a good standard of oral hygiene before and after surgery.

Surgical Procedures

Orthognathic Surgery lasts anywhere from 1½ hours to several hours depending on the type of surgery needed. Incisions are made inside the mouth during surgery and there will be no visible external scars. However if external incision has to be made, as in surgeries of the temporomandibular joint , care is taken to conceal it in