Traditional braces made of stainless steel brackets, are an iconic part of what braces look like, they are time-tested, highly effective and a budget friendly choice. These brackets are placed on the your teeth with an adhesive (glue) to provide the grip necessary to move teeth and then connected via wires and bands to give the prescribed teeth movements required. While not as aesthetic as some bracket options, stainless steel brackets are highly effective and an excellent choice for many patients.
Ceramic braces are tooth-coloured /clear brackets, which are designed to blend in with your teeth for higher aesthetic demands. Bands can be white, clear, or coloured if you want to make a statement or have a bit of fun.
The newest alternative to braces that involves wearing a series of clear aligners to rapidly straighten your smile. They are custom-fit specifically for you using 3D-printing technology. Clear aligners are the hype now, as they are designed around convenience and flexibility. Comfortable, clear and removable. The days of uncomfortable metal braces are over, and clear aligner transforms your smile while offering the best possible comfort and convenience.
Orthodontic and Orthognathic Surgery
A dental emergency is anything but routine. With dental emergencies, usually obvious and immediate action is necessary to address severe pain, discomfort, or trauma to the mouth that may cause bleeding and lacerations to the gums and dislodge or fracture teeth.
Early Orthodontic Treatment (Childhood Braces)
Treatment for common orthodontic problems typically begins around age 9-14, when all of the baby teeth are gone and many of the permanent ones are in place. But there are some conditions that are much easier to treat if they’re caught at an early age, when a child’s natural growth processes are going full speed ahead.
These are the conditions we’d watch out for :
- Severe crowding
- Protruding teeth (pronounced bunny teeth)
- Correcting bad habits eg. thumb sucking, tongue thrusting and mouth breathing.
Persistent thumb sucking beyond ages 5-6 years is usually harmful and will lead permanent damage to your child’s permanent teeth.
oral habit correction like tongue thrusting, mouth breathing and thumb sucking, are proven causes of crowded teeth. Myobrace focuses on treating the underlying causes, unlocking your child’s natural growth and development.