Most of us have an abnormal alignment of the teeth and jaws and surprisingly we ignore this abnormality. A report from the American Association of Orthodontics suggests more than half of the developed world’s population is suffering from malocclusions or the abnormal alignment of the teeth and jaws. Here are some questions that people Frequently Ask about Orthodontics

. Quality Metal Braces are available for 35000 INR to 55000 INR. Similarly, Ceramic Braces comes in between 40000 to 90000 INR. Though, cheaper versions and imitations are also available in the market. At “Mera Dental Clinic” in Jasola/ Sarita Vihar, Orthodontic treatment starts at 20000 INR.

Question: Whom we should consult for abnormal alignment of the teeth and jaws?

Answer: General Dentist is the first person one should consult. He may or may not refer your problem to an Orthodontist, depending on the severity of the case.

Question: Who is an orthodontist?

An orthodontist is also a dentist. He is trained to diagnose, prevent, and treat the irregularities of teeth and jaw.

Question: How old is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is modern science that dates back to the mid of 19th century.  Prominent contributors to the field of Orthodontics include Norman William Kingsley (1829–1913) and Edward Angle (1855–1930). The first basic system for classifying malocclusions was created by Angel. This system prevails even in our times.

Question: Can a general dentist treat teeth and jaw irregularities as an orthodontist does?

Answer: Obviously he can. Legally, any Dentist is allowed and he is able to perform orthodontic treatments. Most of the time it may work but Orthodontics is a specialized job.

Question: Is an Orthodontist is better than a General Dentist?

Every Orthodontist is primarily a Dentist. An Orthodontist gets at least another 3 years (full-time) training in addition to their primary dental degree, thus making them specialists in their task.

Question: Is an Orthodontist different from a General Dentist?

Even though both Orthodontists and Dentists help their patients to improve their oral health, but their procedures are slightly different. Usually, Dentistry is a broad medical specialty. It generally deals with the teeth, gum, nerves, and jaws. On the other hand, orthodontics is a specialty within dentistry. It focuses on correcting the occlusion and bytes. It works for the straightness of teeth.

Question: How does an Orthodontist treat his patients?

Orthodontists specialize in helping patients with the alignment of their teeth. They work for the improvement in their bite. Orthodontists usually treat dental and facial irregularities or “malocclusions”.

What are Orthodontic Methods?

There are many ways to adjust malocclusion. It may be done by fixed or removable appliances. Sometimes there may a requirement for surgery. There may be a use of braces, headgear, retainers, aligners, etc. There may be fixed or removable appliances used.

How much time does an Orthodontic alignment take?

It may vary. It is a long procedure. It may take 10 months or even three years. It differs from a person to person. Usually, braces are adjusted every four to 10 weeks by specialists.

Is Orthodontic allignment available in Delhi?

Yes. Many clinics are offering Orthodontic treatment, including the “Mera Dental Clinic” in Jasola.  

What is the cost of fixing a brace?

It may vary. Quality Metal Braces are available for 35000 INR to 55000 INR. Similarly, Ceramic Braces come in between 40000 to 90000 INR. Though, cheaper versions and imitations are also available in the market. At “Mera Dental Clinic” in Jasola/ Sarita Vihar, Orthodontic treatment starts at 20000 INR.

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