Orthodontists in Mumbai

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that involves treating malaligned teeth to position them correctly to give you a proper bite as well as improve/beautify your smile.

The common problems which require you to see an orthodontist are

  • Crooked, crowded or protruding teeth
  • Gapped Teeth – large or uneven space between teeth
  • Extra or missing teeth
  • Irregularities of the jaws
  • Cleft palate – when the roof of the mouth has a deformity since birth
  • Rotation – when a tooth turns or tips out of its normal position.
  • Transposition – when two teeth interchange their normal respective positions.
  • Deep bite – when the upper front teeth overlap excessively over the lower teeth.
  • Under bite – when the lower front teeth are positioned overlapping the upper front teeth.
  • Cross bite – when any or all of the upper teeth are positioned significantly inside or outside the lower teeth.
  • Open bite – when the upper and lower front teeth don’t meet
  • Misplaced midline – when the centre line between the upper front teeth doesn’t match up with the centre line of the lower front teeth
  • Increased over jet – when the upper front teeth angle horizontally outwards.

Orthodontic Treatments available at Care 32 Famliy Dental Care Centre:

  • Metal Braces
  • Ceramic Braces
  • Lingual Braces
  • Aligners
  • Removable retainers
  • Space maintainers
  • Habit Breaking Appliance
  • Smile Design & Functional Appliance Therapy
  • Adult Orthodontics
+ What factors cause Orthodontic problems?
Often the development of the size and shape of the jaws is influenced by genes or Incorrect habits such as mouth breathing, thumb-sucking (in childhood), incorrect swallowing and poor posture can contribute to orthodontic problems.

Early removal of  teeth too can cause the neighbouring teeth to get misaligned.Sometimes problems arise because of your genetic makeup.
+ Why is Orthodontic treatment important?
An attractive smile is just one of the benefits. Alleviating or preventing dental health problems is just as important as is providing a good chewing ability for good health.Without treatment, orthodontic problems may lead to tooth decay, gum disease, bone destruction and chewing and digestive difficulties. A bad bite can contribute to speech impairment, tooth loss, chipped teeth and other dental injuries, including jaw joint problems.
+ What is the correct age for Orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment is generally best carried out in children, but adults can have orthodontic treatment too – and more and more adults are doing so. In children it may be necessary to wait for enough permanent teeth to come through before starting treatment.

However, jaw size problems need to be addressed as early as possible even before the eruption of permanent teeth. Any developing bad bites like cross-bites also need to be addressed early.
+ Are there any risk factors involved in orthodontic treatment?
Undergoing orthodontic treatment can potentially lead to following problems:

  • Discomfort
  • Of inner lining of cheek and lips from the orthodontic appliance.
  • Of tooth, two days to a week after adjustment of appliance.