Dental Services: Orthodontics

Orthodontics

Orthodontics treat problems related to bite alignment and facial irregularities. If you have issues with the contact between upper and lower teeth (occlusion), a midline mismatch, an orthodontist will be recommended to you. An orthodontist do not just fit braces but may do perform other treatment diagnoses to align jaws before braces are installed. They are trained to look at your skeletal profile and correct issues with teeth and jaws, that may include palatal expanders or jaw surgery. 

Types of Orthodontics

There are a range of orthodontic treatment types you can opt for at BIDC dental center.

  1. Metal Braces
  2. Clear Braces
  3. Self-ligating Braces
  4. Lingual Braces
  5. Invisalign
  6. Retainers
Metal Braces
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Metal braces are conventional braces with metal braces, colored o-rings that are adjusted monthly by your orthodontist. It is an economical braces options used to treat most types of case indications. Metal brackets are linked by wire and elastic to move the teeth into the correct position.

Clear Braces
clear braces

Clear braces are tooth-colored normally with ceramic or translucent brackets. This means orthodontic treatment less visible. Popular amongst adults, clear braces are commonly opted at BIDC.

Self-Ligating Braces
Speed braces

Self-Ligating braces or speed braces have special brackets that hold its titanium wire in place using less frictional force to align teeth. 

Lingual Braces
lingual braces

Lingual braces are hidden braces placed behind teeth making the braces completely non-visible when you smile. These internal orthodontics are particularly well-suited for adults whose professions keep them in the public eyes.

Invisalign
invisalign

Invisalign is a series of clear removable aligners from the USA using computer simulated treatment planning in straightening teeth.

  • Invisalign iGO
  • Invisalign Express
  • Invisalign Lite
  • Invisalign Full (Moderate)
  • Invisalign Full (Comprehensive)
Retainers
retainers

Retainers may be removable or fixed, clear or metal wired. They will need to be worn to keep teeth in position after the removal of your orthodontic appliances as instructed by your orthodontist.

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At BIDC, all our dental braces cases are treated only by orthodontist specialists. The majority of our orthodontists are overseas graduates from UK, USA, Australia or Japan. Some of them are also board certified overseas. This means that our top orthodontists are have undergone additional years of specialization studies overseas and are able to practice in other countries. BIDC privileges and screens our orthodontists with a selective top team who are well-experienced on orthodontic malocclusions. This helps assures you on attaining not just a successful but an esthetic results. 

Orthodontics is treated for children, teens and adults. At BIDC braces dental clinic, we see a large number of adults and working individuals. Some individuals had braces done as children but as they have grown older teeth misaligned from missing teeth or changed oral conditions. Dental braces for adults not just improves bite function but also overall aesthetics of your smile. They are sometimes done as a pre-cursor to other cosmetic dentistry treatment. 

Braces for Adults

Dental braces are not just for growing children and teens, many working individuals, parents opt for orthodontic treatments even in their 40s due to changed oral conditions or relapsed orthodontic treatments during childhood. Consult our professional orthodontist today.

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Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

  • Your smile creates a first impression. Straighter teeth and a proper jaw alignment lets you feel more confident when smiling. Dental braces can improves your overall appearance. Many braces for adult cases opt for dental braces to improve smiles.
  • You can have healthier teeth and gums since oral maintenance and cleaning is easier and better. Crowded teeth can make it difficult to clean and care for that can lead to issues including tooth decay and possible tooth loss.  
  • Orthodontic treatment reduces wear and tear of your teeth over time caused by an unhealthy biting relationship. Abnormal wearing of the teeth causes weak, fragile, severely worn, or even broken teeth as well as loss of supporting bone and gum tissue.
  • Alignment of your jaws and bite allows you to to chew and function properly. Misalignment of bite leads to unproductive chewing functionality, misalignment of the jaw joints and unnecessary stress on your gums and bones supporting your teeth. If left untreated, problems can lead to pounding headaches and facial/neck pain. 

Teeth Bites and Issues Orthodontic Braces Resolves

Overcrowding

Over crowding

Crowding occurs when there is insufficent space of teeth to grow out and is one of the most common problems. Overcrowded teeth makes it harder to clean betwen teeth resulting in increased cavities and gum diseases.

Gaps in Teeth

Spaced out teeth

Wide or uneven spacing gaps in between teeth can lead to an influx of cavities and gum disease. This is because the spaces allows for food particles and plaque to build up in these “wider” spaces.

Over bite

Over bite

The upper front teeth overlap or cover part of the lower front teeth. This type of bite can wear down the front teeth, predominately the two front incisor teeth. An overbite can cause damage to the gum tissue and often results in what is known as a “gummy” smile

Under bite

Under bite

An underbite sometime causes a “bulldog” appearance where the lower jaw sits out in front of the upper jaw. This type of malocclusion causes stress on the jaw joints that can tension headaches, jaw problems, and even TMJ disorders if untreated. Jaw surgery may be required for severe cases to reshape either the lower or upper jaw to create a proper bite. 

Cross Bite

Cross bite

A crossbite can affect one tooth or multiple teeth and is when the upper teeth fit inside of the lower teeth. This can be caused by misaligned teeth, bone or both. Cross bites cause issues on biting and chewing and tend to worsen over time. 

Open Bite

There are two different types of open bites, anterior and posterior. An anterior open bite refers to when the upper and lower teeth do not overlap (or touch in some cases) when the back teeth are together. A posterior open bite is when the upper and lower teeth meet, but not the back teeth. Open bites can cause potential swallowing and speech problems. 

Orthognathic  Surgery

Corrective jaw surgery is designed to correct jaw and face related abnormalities. It is usually always done in relation with orthodontic treatments. Jaw surgery is generally safe when done by an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon in collaboration with an orthodontist.

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Braces Patient Reviews

Many celebrities, business executives and parents with their children opts for orthodontic treatments. Listen to some of our patient’s video testimonials on having their dental braces at BIDC braces clinic and some braces case gallery.

Model, actress, actors, DJs and teen idols visit BIDC braces clinic to discuss and opt for orthodontic treatments. For people in the lime-light, non-visible orthodontics that includes invisalign and clear braces are common braces options chosen. 

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Why Choose BIDC for Dental Braces

1. Advance Technologies for Dental Braces

We use the latest digitalized technologies for your orthodontic treatment cases. Digital technologies include:

  • Digital imaging by Planmeca : safe and one of lowest dose exposure imaging technology world-wide. 
  • 3D itero scanner : for precise teeth impression taking
  • ClinCheck : computerized simulation software from invisalign that shows teeth shift positioning from start to finish
  • SmartTrack aligner : patented clear aligners from USA for comfort and quality material 
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2. Top Orthodontists and Award-winning Invisalign Braces Clinic

All dentists given privileges at BIDC to treat invisalign braces are both dental specialists in orthodontics and invisalign certified. Many well-known invisalign clinics in Thailand enables their general dentists, who undergoes a few days to 1 week invisalign certifications by align technology to treat invisalign treatments. BIDC verifies the qualifications of our dentists to assure our patients patient safety and increased successful results. 

A large percentage of our orthodontists are overseas graduates from USA, UK, Australia or Japan. BIDC has won numerous awards for its professional treatment and leadership management paving the pathways for the dental clinic industry in Thailand.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Orthodontic Treatments

At what age can people have orthodontic dental braces treatment?

Children and adults can both benefit from dental braces, because healthy teeth can be moved at almost any age. Because monitoring growth and development is crucial to managing some orthodontic problems well, it is recommended that children have an orthodontic screening before the age of 7. Some orthodontic problems may be easier to correct if treated early. Waiting until all the permanent teeth have come in, or until facial growth is nearly complete, may make correction of some problems more difficult.

An orthodontic evaluation at any age is advisable if a parent, family dentist or the patient’s physician has noted a problem.

What causes orthodontic problems (malocclusions)

Most malocclusions are inherited, but some are acquired. Inherited problems include crowding of teeth, too much space between teeth, extra or missing teeth, and a wide variety of other irregularities of the jaws, teeth and face.

Acquired malocclusions can be caused by trauma (accidents), thumb, finger or dummy (pacifier) sucking, airway obstruction by tonsils and adenoids, dental disease or premature loss of primary (baby) or permanent teeth. Whether inherited or acquired, many of these problems affect not only alignment of the teeth but also facial development and appearance as well.

How long will my dental braces take?

In general, active treatment time with orthodontic appliances (dental braces) ranges from one to three years. Interceptive, or early treatment procedures, may take only a few months. The actual time depends on the growth of the patient’s mouth and face, the cooperation of the patient and the severity of the problem. Mild problems usually require less time, and some individuals respond faster to treatment than others. Use of rubber bands and/or headgear, if prescribed by the orthodontist, contributes to completing treatment as scheduled.

While orthodontic treatment requires a time commitment, patients are rewarded with healthy teeth, proper jaw alignment and a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime. Teeth and jaws in proper alignment look better, work better, contribute to general physical health and can improve self-confidence.

Why does orthodontic treatment time sometimes last longer than anticipated?

Estimates of treatment time can only be that – estimates. Patients grow at different rates and will respond in their own ways to orthodontic treatment. The orthodontist has specific treatment goals in mind, and will usually continue treatment until these goals are achieved. Patient cooperation, however, is the single best predictor of staying on time with treatment. Patients who cooperate by wearing rubber bands, headgear or other needed appliances as directed, while taking care not to damage appliances, will most often lead to on-time and excellent treatment results.

How do dental braces work?

In their entirety, dental braces work by applying continuous pressure over a period of time to slowly move teeth in a specific direction. As the teeth move, the bony tooth socket reabsorbs and changes shape as pressure is applied.

Dental braces are made up of the following components:

  • Brackets are the small squares that are bonded directly to each tooth with a special dental bonding agent or are attached to orthodontic bands. Brackets act like handles, holding the arch wires that move the teeth.
  • Orthodontic bands are stainless steel, clear or tooth-colored materials that are cemented with dental bonding agents or cement to teeth. They wrap around each tooth to provide an anchor for the brackets. The clear or tooth-colored bands are more cosmetically appealing options but are more expensive than stainless steel. They are not used in all patients. Some people have only brackets and no bands.
  • Spacers are separators that fit between teeth to create a small space prior to placement of orthodontic bands. 
    Arch wires attach to the brackets and act as tracks to guide the movement of the teeth. Arch wires can be made of metal or be clear or tooth-colored.
  • Ties are small rubber rings or fine wires that fasten the arch wire to the brackets. They can be clear, metal or colored. 
    A buccal tube on the band of the last molar holds the end of the arch wire securely in place.
  • Tiny elastic rubber bands, called ligatures, hold the arch wires to the brackets.
  • Springs may be placed on the arch wires between brackets to push, pull, open or close the spaces between teeth.
  • Two bands on the upper teeth may have headgear tubes on them to hold the facebow of the headgear in place. (A headgear is another tool used by orthodontists to aid in correcting irregularities of the teeth; see below)
  • Elastics or rubber bands attach to hooks on brackets and are worn between the upper and lower teeth in various ways. They apply pressure to move the upper teeth against the lower teeth to achieve a perfect fit of individual teeth.
  • Facebow headgear is the wire gadget that is used to move the upper molars back in the mouth to correct bite discrepancies and also to create room for crowded anterior teeth. The facebow consists of an inner metal part shaped like a horseshoe that goes in the mouth, attaching to buccal tubes, and an outer part that goes around the outside of the face and is connected to a headgear strap.
How often will I need to see the orthodontist during treatment?

Your orthodontist will want to see you about every month to 6 weeks or so in order to make sure that the braces are exerting steady pressure on your teeth. To create more tension and pressure on your teeth, your orthodontist will make adjustments in the wires, springs, or rubber bands of your braces. In some cases, dental braces alone aren’t enough to straighten the teeth or shift the jaw. In these situations, an external appliance, such as a headgear may need to be worn at home in the evening or through the night.

Will dental braces cause pain?

Some of the adjustments your orthodontist may make to your braces may make your mouth feel sore or uncomfortable. When needed, over-the-counter pain relievers like Motrin or Tylenol can help relieve the pain. If you always experience a lot of pain after your dental braces are adjusted, talk to your orthodontist about it; he or she may be able to make the adjustments a bit differently.

Why do baby teeth sometimes need to be pulled?

Pulling baby teeth may be necessary to allow severely crowded permanent teeth to come in at a normal time in a reasonably normal location. If the teeth are severely crowded, it may be clear that some unerupted permanent teeth (usually the canine teeth) will either remain impacted (teeth that should have come in, but have not), or come in to a highly undesirable position. To allow severely crowded teeth to move on their own into much more desirable positions, sequential removal of baby teeth and permanent teeth (usually first premolars) can dramatically improve a severe crowding problem. This sequential extraction of teeth, called serial extraction, is typically followed by comprehensive orthodontic treatment after tooth eruption has improved as much as it can on its own.

After all the permanent teeth have come in, the pulling of permanent teeth may be necessary to correct crowding or to make space for necessary tooth movement to correct a bite problem. Proper extraction of teeth during orthodontic treatment should leave the patient with both excellent function and a pleasing look.

What care can I expect after my tooth braces come off?

After your dental braces are taken off, your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned. Your orthodontist may want to take another set of x-rays and bite impressions to check how well the braces straightened your teeth and to see if any wisdom teeth have developed. If wisdom teeth are beginning to come in after your braces have been removed, your orthodontist may recommend the wisdom teeth be pulled to prevent your newly straightened teeth from shifting position in your mouth.

Your orthodontist will also fit you with a retainer. A retainer is a custom-made, removable appliance that help teeth to maintain their new position after braces have been removed. Retainers can also be used to treat minor orthodontic problems. The use of a retainer is a very important part of post-braces care. Retainers, which are typically made of rubber or clear plastic and metal wires that cover the outside surface of the teeth, need to be worn all the time for the first 6 months and then usually only during sleep. The time frame for wearing a retainer will vary from patient to patient. The reason why a retainer is needed is that even though braces may have successfully straightened your teeth, they are not completely settled in their new position until the bones, gums, and muscles adapt to the change. Also, after long periods of time, teeth tend to shift.

What kinds of orthodontic appliances are typically used to correct jaw-growth problems?

Correcting jaw-growth problems is done by the process of dentofacial orthopedics. Some of the more common orthopedic appliances used by orthodontists today that help the length of the upper and lower jaws become more compatible include:

Headgear: This appliance applies pressure to the upper teeth and upper jaw to guide the rate and direction of upper jaw growth and upper tooth eruption. The headgear may be removed by the patient and is usually worn 10 to 12 hours per day.

Herbst: The Herbst appliance is usually fixed to the upper and lower molar teeth and may not be removed by the patient. By holding the lower jaw forward and influencing jaw growth and tooth positions, the Herbst appliance can help correct severe protrusion of the upper teeth.

Bionator: This removable appliance holds the lower jaw forward and guides eruption of the teeth into a more desirable bite while helping the upper and lower jaws to grow in proportion with each other. Patient compliance in wearing this appliance is essential for successful improvement.

Palatal Expansion Appliance: A child’s upper jaw may also be too narrow for the upper teeth to fit properly with the lower teeth (a crossbite). When this occurs, a palatal expansion appliance can be fixed to the upper back teeth. This appliance can markedly expand the width of the upper jaw.

The decision about when and which of these or other appliances to use for orthopedic correction is based on each individual patient’s problem. Usually one of several appliances can be used effectively to treat a given problem. Patient cooperation and the experience of the treating orthodontist are critical elements in success of dentofacial orthopedic treatment.

Orthodontic Treatment

If you have misaligned, widely spaced, overcrowded or are unable to bite properly, get a dental consult with our orthodontist experts to diagnoses issues. Get your an individualized treatment plan and find out options specific to you.

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Conclusion - Dental Braces

Individuals seek orthodontic treatment to resolves teeth bite issues or facial irregularities. Teeth may be crooked, overcrowded, too widely spaced out. Or there is over bite, under bite, cross bite or an open bite.

There are several orthodontic treatments options offered. These include metal braces, clear braces, self-ligating braces and invisalign clear aligners. For certain cases, jaw surgery may need to be combined with orthodontic braces to resolve more severe malocclusions. Retainers should also be worn after orthodontic treatment completion.

Orthodontics is not just for children, teens but many adults have braces treatments. Advancements in orthodontic technologies has made it less visible, more comfortable and quicker. BIDC is an award-winning orthodontic center with Thailand’s top orthodontists team.

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