Best Orthodontist in Ghatkopar Mumbai
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in treating patients with improper positioning of teeth when the mouth is closed (malocclusion), which results in an improper bite. An orthodontist is a type of dentist who specializes in straightening crooked teeth. A dentist can fill cavities and encourage you to floss, but an orthodontist can help straighten crooked teeth or misaligned jaws. Dr. Hemanshu Dave's specializes is orthodontistry.
The fact that 7 in 10 dental disorders are overbites (as cited by dental.net), is an eye-opening statistic. Dr Leena Nayak's Dental Care Clinic in Ghatkopar offers wide range of orthodontic treatments. There are two primary types of overbites: horizontal and vertical. Horizontal overbites are classified as teeth that jut out in front of the bottom teeth. Vertical overbites occur when the top teeth significantly overlap the bottom teeth.
Once an overbite has developed, it can cause several physical ailments such as chewing problems, lisps, jaw pain, cavities and gum disease not to mention psychological issues associated with self-consciousness and awkwardness.
Orthodontists usually use braces and clear aligners to set the patient's teeth. Braces use a two-stage process and are still the most common treatment for overbites. In stage one, metal brackets are fastened to the patient’s teeth and then connected with a metal wire to straighten and align teeth.
Once your teeth are straight, Dr. Hemanshu Dave will focus on fixing your overbite. In stage two, rubber bands, coils and springs are added to the braces to slowly shift your jaw line into place. The entire treatment can range from six months to two years.
Sometimes, to shift your teeth, a certain amount of space is required to anticipate their movement. However, if you have overly crowded teeth, there may not be enough space for teeth to properly shift. In such cases a tooth extraction is performed.