A) Children

Ages 7 to 11 years – Early Stage I Treatment

It’s easier to treat orthodontic problems prior to the completion of growth. This may prevent extractions, tooth exposure or jaw surgery. The orthodontic techniques gain and maintain space for permanent teeth. Treatment will also correct harmful oral habits such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusts. Most importantly, early treatment improves self-esteem and self-image. If future treatment is needed it will simplify second stage brace treatment or may eliminate the need for brace treatment.

Age 11 and Onwards often requires full braces to align teeth occasionally in conjunction with jaw alignment fixed devices.

B) Orthodontic treatment in Adults

Improves the personal appearance along with the health of teeth and gums. Crooked teeth can lead to gum disease, bone loss, tooth decay and abnormal wear of the tooth enamel.

C) The Benefits of Braces

Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss which will often have a large effect on oral health. Protruding teeth are also more prone to chipping. Open bites with tongue thrusting habits can affect self-esteem, eating, breathing and speech issues.

D) What are different types of braces?

Listed below are the more common types of braces:

Self-Ligating Braces – Clear or Metal

Regular Twin Braces – Clear or Metal

E)  Retention

ZAMMIT ORTHODONTICS has adopted these retention techniques:

1.         For patients who have had tooth movement, a fixed wire splint is attached behind the upper and lower anterior teeth.

2.         For patients who have had tooth movement, removable clear passive retainers are used at night for a few years.