Orthodontic Treatment in Lucknow
It’s a big city out there, and finding a dentist for Orthodontic treatment of your loved ones can be a difficult task!
At Mint Dental Dr. Atul Singh & his Team is dedicated to creating outstanding, healthy, and beautiful smiles in a warm, patient-focused environment. It is our belief that orthodontics is more than simply straightening teeth, but is about improving our patients’ confidence and lives. We want to join together with you to, working as a team, and create a brighter, healthier smile that will last a lifetime.
At Mint Dental, your orthodontic treatment is all about you! It is our goal to create an environment where you are given individualized attention from Dr. Atul Singh every step of the way. He, along with the rest of our team, is truly invested in the beauty of your smile.
At Mint Dental in Lucknow we are dedicated to providing the finest quality orthodontic treatment in a friendly, enjoyable and caring environment. It is our goal to:
- Create extremely satisfied patients.
- Create wonderful smiles and excellent bites.
- Create raving and confident referrals.
- Create an enthusiastic and dedicated staff.
What Are Braces?
Braces are used by your orthodontist to help you improve the look and feel of your smile. There are several different types of braces to choose from, including:
- Clear braces
- Ceramic braces
- Traditional metal braces
If I Get Braces, How Long Do I Have to Wear Them?
The amount of time spent in braces will vary depending on the individual patient, because every smile responds differently to treatment. Treatment times can take anywhere between six and 30 months, but most standard treatments take about 22 months.
Do Braces Hurt?
Braces do not often hurt though you may feel a small amount of discomfort for a couple days as your teeth, gums, cheeks, and mouth get used to your new braces.
What’s the Best Age to Visit The Orthodontist?
If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, then any age can be a great age to see the orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of seven; however, orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children and teens, with about one in every five orthodontic patients being over the age of 21. Whether you’re considering treatment for yourself or for a child, any time is a good time to visit the orthodontist.
What are the Early Symptoms of Orthodontic Problems?
Although determining necessary treatment is difficult for you to assess, Dr. Atul Singh at Mint Dental suggests that if following symptoms are present then you should seek orthodontic consultation-
Have your child open their mouth and let you take a look at their teeth. If you see any signs of crookedness, gaps between the teeth or overlapping teeth, your child may need orthodontic treatment.
Ask your child to bite all the way down while keeping their lips open. Do the front top teeth line up with the bottom? Do the top teeth protrude away from the bottom teeth? Do the top front teeth
cover more than 50% of the bottom teeth? Are the top teeth behind the bottom teeth? All these are indicators for potential orthodontic treatment.
Look at the alignment of your child’s jaw. Does the jaw shift off center when they bite down? If you see any misalignment or shifting of the jaw, your child may have a skeletal problem, which requires early orthodontic intervention.
These are only some of the more obvious symptoms of orthodontic problems.
Can you be too old for braces?
Not at all. Age is not a factor, only the health of your gums and bone which support your teeth. About 25% of our orthodontic patients are adults and that number is still growing!
When Is It Too Late to Get Braces?
At Mint Dental in Lucknow we believe it’s never really too late to get braces. While it’s ideal to get braces when you’re younger and your jaws and gums are in good condition, you can get braces at any age. You can get conventional bracket braces and change the colors of your rubber bands each time you visit the orthodontist. Or, you can opt for an aligner system like Invisalign that is more discreet. Unlike bracket-braces that are installed in your mouth and stay there until the orthodontist removes them, you can remove aligners for about two hours a day, during mealtimes. No matter what type of braces you choose, brushing and
flossing your teeth regularly is vital. At our dental clinic in Lucknow we also recommend that you check your progress and receive regular cleanings so your teeth won’t accumulate plaque and tartar.
Can I still have braces if I have missing teeth?
Yes. When teeth are missing, adjacent teeth will drift into the empty space. This will cause a functional, aesthetic, or periodontal problem. Orthodontic treatment will correct and prevent these problems and will a provide the proper alignment for your dentist to replace the missing teeth.
How Can I Take Care of My Teeth If I’m Wearing Braces or A Retainer?
- ALWAYS remember to brush your teeth after every meal and floss at least once a day.
- Make sure to use toothpaste that contains fluoride, and ask your orthodontist or family dentist if you need a fluoride rinse. This will help prevent cavities!
- If you take out your retainer to eat, make sure you brush your teeth, floss, and remember to keep it safe in its container so that it does not get lost or broken.
- During your treatment, try to avoid foods with a lot of sugar, which increases the amount of bacteria that grows in your mouth, causing more plaque and possibly cavities.
- Avoid sticky and chewy foods (caramel, chewing gum, gummy bears), hard foods (hard candy, nuts, ice cubes), or any foods that could possibly get stuck in your braces (corn on the cob, soft bagels, ribs, taffy, etc.).
- Be sure to schedule your routine checkups with your family dentist. It is recommended that you continue to visit the dentist every six months.