Orthodontist in Bangalore
Complete Patient Guide to Orthodontic treatment
- Why Orthodontics at Quintessence Family Dentistry & Wellness?
- Why Orthodontic Treatment?
- Common Orthodontics problems and treatment options available
- Clinical case studies at Quintessence Family Dentistry & Wellness
- How to choose an Orthodontist in Bangalore?
- Financing for Orthodontic Treatment
- Who can undergo Orthodontic Treatment?
- Adult Orthodontics
- Children Orthodontics
- Types of Braces
Welcome to a one-of-a-kind orthodontist in Bangalore
Quintessence Family Dentistry & Wellness is your destination for high quality orthodontic treatment. Combining the latest innovative techniques, over a decade of experience as an orthodontic specialist, and an environment designed to meet your needs, our Cunningham Road & Kalyan Nagar branch offices will leave you smiling brighter at every turn.
A leader in the orthodontic community, we offer a wide array of treatment options and are proud to be the #1 Invisalign® provider in Bangalore. Whatever your smile requirements, Dr. Krithika M Jayaram is the orthodontist that can help you achieve the orthodontic results you desire.
About Dr. Krithika M Jayaram
About Dr. Krithika M Jayaram is a leader in the field of orthodontics. She is one of the few orthodontists in Bangalore to utilize the advanced technology of Damon braces, which can provide patients with a beautiful, straight smile up to 40% faster than traditional braces.
Additionally, Dr. Krithika M Jayaram is known across Bangalore as one of the foremost experts on Invisalign treatment.
Unique Orthodontic Office
The team at Quintessence Family Dentistry & Wellness takes pride in making sure the personal and professional care you receive is second-to-none. Here are just a few of the things we do that make our Cunningham Road and Kalyan Nagar orthodontic practice unique:
- We believe in the importance of your child’s education, and schedule appointments around school hours. We have convenient after school appointment times available, as well as weekend appointments.
The Conservative Approach
- Dr. Krithika M Jayaram will only begin orthodontic treatment when it is absolutely necessary. Some children require earlier intervention between the ages of 7—10. However many children do not, and Dr. Krithika M Jayaram does not believe in subjecting growing mouths to unnecessary orthodontic treatment.
Variety of Treatment Options
- At Quintessence Family Dentistry & Wellness, we offer the most effective and efficient treatment options to meet the individual needs of every one of our patients. From the Damon braces system to Invisalign to Incognito and a variety of other types of braces, we’ll help you find the orthodontic treatment option that’s right for you.
- We offer quality braces that are affordable. Dr. Krithika M Jayaram offers flexible payment options that fit into your budget, and her fees are thousands less than some other leading Bangalore orthodontic practices.
Our New Patient Guarantee
- We are confident you will be satisfied with the orthodontic care and expertise you receive during your first visit to our Cunningham Road or Kalyan Nagar office.
Book Your Appointment Today
Quintessence Family Dentistry & Wellness is committed to using an effective combination of cutting-edge dental technology, and time-proven methods to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Our comprehensive, diverse treatment options, friendly office, and talented staff make us your premier destination for orthodontic treatment in Bangalore. Contact us today to get started or request an appointment online. We look forward to welcoming you to our office!
Why Orthodontic Treatment?
In the ideal situation, our teeth would bite down in a very specific way to optimize function and oral health. Unfortunately, our teeth are almost never naturally perfect. This causes problems with chewing, oral hygiene, speaking and aesthetics.
The most common orthodontic problem is called malocclusion, or ‘bad bite’, and is often times a genetic problem. A bad bite can also be caused by thumb or finger-sucking, mouth breathing, dental disease, abnormal swallowing, poor dental hygiene, the early or late loss of baby teeth, accidents or poor nutrition. Trauma and other medical conditions such as birth defects may contribute to orthodontic problems as well.
Orthodontic problems can affect anyone. Parents need to know what dental problems their child may have and whether or not an orthodontist can help. Dental issues can be treated at any age but it is best if they are corrected early on so the problems do not persist and cause more damage to the teeth or gums. What are some common teeth problems that parents can watch out for in their children? Here are examples of some of the most common orthodontic problems many people have and what parents can look for.
Some common orthodontic problems treated include:
- Underbite: When the lower jaw extends out, causing the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth.
- Overbite: The upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.
- Crossbite: The upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.
- Openbite: Proper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Openbite may cause a number of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting.
- Widely Spaced Teeth: Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth, or they may only be a cosmetic issue.
- Protrusion: Characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward. The appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by this type of bite.
- Crowding: Occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum. Crowding can often be corrected by expansion, and many times, tooth removal can be avoided.
Misaligned Dental Midlines: Caused when the back bite does not fit and match appropriately, this may negatively impact jaw and proper dental function.Patient Awareness Guide to Choosing an Orthodontist in Bangalore
Choosing an Orthodontist for you and your family is one of life’s biggest decisions. Your smile and overall dental health will be improved forever if you take the time to research and learn more about orthodontics and its lifetime benefits for you and your family.
Our purpose in creating this guide is to help educate you on the differences between orthodontics performed by an ORTHODONTIST, versus a General or Family Dentist, thereby helping you choose The Best Orthodontist in Bangalore for your family’s dental needs. We will also educate you on what questions you should ask an orthodontist that you are considering for your family’s care.
Finally, we will explain the different treatment options today such as metal braces with colours, metal braces that ‘self-ligate”, clear braces, braces behind the teeth and Invisalign™.
Let’s get started.
- What is the difference between an Orthodontist and a General Dentist when it comes to moving teeth and placing braces or Invisalign™?
An Orthodontist is a dentist, who then enters a postgraduate program for an additional 3 years to specialize only in Orthodontics. A General Dentist may do some orthodontics or Invisalign™ because they have taken a weekend course or several weekend seminars. They are licensed to perform all types of dentistry, but mostly their expertise is in restorative dentistry like crowns, bridges, fillings and cleanings.
Because all an Orthodontic specialist does is braces, they have the most experience and therefore are the most qualified of all dentists to deliver exceptional orthodontic treatment results.
- How will I know if the dentist I am seeing is an Orthodontic Specialist?
This is simple, as most offices will have a logo, business card or stationary that clearly states that they are SPECIALISTS in Orthodontics (MDS, Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics). Other things to look for are their state dental council verified certificate of completion of training in their speciality. Of course, you can simply ask the receptionist, office manager or even the doctor for verification.
- Does the Orthodontist you are consulting with have experience with Early Interceptive Treatment?
The Indian Orthodontic Society & The American Association of Orthodontics recommends all children be seen at age 7 for an Orthodontic Evaluation. If your child has been recommended to see an orthodontist at an early age by your dentist or even paediatrician, make sure they are experienced in treating patients that do not have all their adult teeth.
About 50% of Orthodontists do not start treatment until all the adult teeth are present. If your child has crowded teeth, a narrow upper jaw, severe mouth breathing, a thumb or finger habit or under or overbite, all these problems should and can be solved early while he or she is still growing. Make sure you see an Orthodontist with experience in early orthodontic treatment.
- Does the Orthodontist have the latest technology in their offices?
The more progressive and up to date an office is, the more likely that the doctor is taking the time and money to constantly upgrade and keep his or her practice at the forefront of modern orthodontics. Having digital x-rays and a paperless office helps for better communication with other dental and medical professionals.
Also important, is to make sure the Orthodontist you are seeing is using the latest technology in braces. The newer braces and wires make treatment go faster and usually with less discomfort than in the past. The days of “railroad” teeth are gone, with smaller metal braces and clear, ceramic braces. Newer style braces mean better treatment outcomes and less time in the Orthodontist office.
- If you are looking to have Invisalign™ treatment, is the Orthodontist experienced with Invisalign enough to handle your case?
Most Orthodontists will list that they do Invisalign™, but very few actually offer it to patients when they come in for a consultation. Most Orthodontists have been trained in braces and wires and have not spent time in the needed continuing education hours to learn how to use the Invisalign™ system.
You can insist on knowing if your Orthodontist is trained and certified in Invisalign™ and is a registered Invisalign™ provider.
Dr. Krithika M Jayaram is a registered & certified Invisalign™ practitioner with advanced training in the same from Align Technology.
The Invisalign™ system of tooth movement involves clear, removable aligners that are worn 22 hours a day. You receive a new set every 2 weeks and each new set gradually moves your teeth into the prescribed position. Your Orthodontist determines this prescribed position. The success of your Invisalign™ results, are dependent on your cooperation wearing them the 22 hours a day and also the Orthodontist who has taken the time to evaluate and set up your case using the proprietary software that Invisalign™ has developed.
Most people think that Invisalign™ does all the work, but the reality is, they provide the software imaging and the manufacturing process. A qualified, certified and experienced Orthodontist is what truly determines a successful result.
- Does the Orthodontist offer a comprehensive fee that covers all your appointments, appliances, x-rays, photos, retainers and even retainer checks after treatment is completed?
Most Orthodontists will offer a comprehensive fee that covers everything mentioned above. Make sure before you sign any paperwork, that there are no hidden fees for retainers at the end or for additional Invisalign™ aligners. If the office does have separate fees for retainers or x-rays, it should be clearly outlined what those charges are from the start.
- Does the Orthodontist offer interest free affordable payment plans?
Quintessence Family Dentistry & Wellness offers several financing options including an in-house program as well as third party financing.
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Most Orthodontists will work within your monthly budget to get payments that are affordable for you. Orthodontics is an investment in you and your child’s future. Studies have shown over and over the benefits both from a business and financial standpoint (better job opportunities) as well as increased self-esteem and confidence that comes with a really great smile.
Once you complete your treatment and have your gorgeous new smile, your retainers, which you wear mostly at night, will keep your teeth straight for life. There are not too many services or products that last a lifetime like braces. Patients who are not cooperative wearing their retainers will experience some tooth movement however. So remember to always wear your retainers. They are your insurance policy on your new smile.
Types of Orthodontic Treatment
There are different types of orthodontic treatment to correct a bad bite
Braces move the teeth by applying pressure. The braces consist of small brackets cemented to the teeth, connected by wire and rubber bands. The wire is regularly tightened by the orthodontist to gradually shift the teeth and jaw. The brackets could be metal or clear ceramic (tooth coloured). Brackets can also be placed on the back of the teeth to make them less visible (Incognito™ Braces)
Who can undergo Orthodontic Treatment?
Both children and adults can undergo orthodontic treatments. Orthodontic treatments can be started as early as age eight. Recently many adults are opting to undergo orthodontic treatments at age 50+ too. Important criteria for orthodontic treatment are viable healthy bone for tooth movement. The orthodontist will select the type of appliance based on the patient’s age and treatment needs. Braces are available for patients of all ages.
Children Orthodontics (Kids Braces)
Treatment that begins while a child is growing helps produce the best results. Most treatment begins when patients are between 8 and 14. During the early developmental growth of jaw bone, the teeth size can be measured through diagnostic radiographs. By this measurement the anticipated space for the permanent teeth can be precisely planned. Also it is possible to guide the teeth and modify jaw alignment for good stability. Over the years research has shown that early orthodontic treatment started during “growth spurts” has more predictable outcome in teeth alignment.
Adult Orthodontics (Adult Braces)
Adults can undergo orthodontic treatment too. There is no age limit on when the orthodontic treatment can be started. Teeth can be moved at any age. The orthodontic process involved in moving teeth is the same for all ages. It’s never too late to create a “good bite” and a beautiful smile. Also, modern orthodontic technology has reduced treatment time to 18 -24 months. Important benefits of orthodontic treatment are the ability to brush and clean teeth easily. This will prevent gum disease which is the foremost dental condition for tooth loss in older population.
Current Orthodontic Treatment we offer at Quintessence Family Dentistry & Wellness:
There are 4 types of braces available today.
METAL BRACES: These are the traditional ones that most patients wear. You see them often with brightly coloured ties that hold the wire in place. Usually these are popular with kids under the age of 12.
There are also metal braces that have no ties and are called “self-ligating.” This means that the wire is held in place with a small door that is on the actual braces. The door closes and keeps the wire in place. Your Orthodontist will open the door to remove the wire and put in a new one. There are several “brand” names for these types of braces such as Damon, SPEED, 3M Clarity and Forestadent, to name a few. They all work the same and usually will speed up your treatment by 3 to 6 months.
CLEAR BRACES: These are usually made out of ceramic and can be “self-ligating” or require ties that are usually clear instead of brightly coloured. Patients opt for these types of braces when they want a less noticeable look. They work the same as the metal braces and may cost slightly more money depending on the office you are consulting with.
BRACES BEHIND THE TEETH: These are also called lingual braces (3M Incognito). Many movie stars get these because they cannot show braces on their teeth. They can be quite expensive (almost double the metal and clear braces) and can be uncomfortable to your tongue. Very few Orthodontists offer these types of braces due to the cost and the fact that they can take more time.
INVISALIGN™: These are clear, removable braces or aligners that are worn 22 hours a day. The only reason they are removed is to eat and brush your teeth. They have the advantage of being removable, so it is easy to clean your teeth and eat whatever you want. They are also very comfortable and there is virtually no pain with Invisalign™ aligners. The only disadvantage is if you do not wear them the required number of hours you will not get the results you see on the computer imaging that your Orthodontist prescribed for you. Another advantage is that they are now about the same price as braces, so they are very affordable.
We hope this consumer guide has been helpful in educating yourself about the world of Orthodontics and its many opportunities for you and your family. We offer an opportunity to visit our offices for a comprehensive dental EXAMINATION and CONSULTATION to learn more about what modern orthodontics can do for your smile and overall health.