What does Holistic Dentistry Mean?

Orthodontics is a dental treatment that helps straighten teeth that are positioned incorrectly. Everyone wants a beautiful smile. Orthodontic treatment is an ideal procedure to follow to get that perfect smile. An attractive smile enhances self-esteem and builds confidence.

Dr Reddy and associates will make use of x-rays and other dental tools to establish whether you need orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment plays a vital role in improving overall oral health and leads to a lifetime of healthy and attractive smiles. Orthodontics do more than straighten crooked teeth; they also correct irregularities of the bite and facial structures in the mouth and jaw area. The goal in orthodontic dental treatment is to achieve balance and harmony between the teeth and face resulting in a beautiful smile.

There are different ways of doing orthodontics, including:

Removable orthodontic appliances.
This type of orthodontic appliance is used to treat minor problems such as skew teeth correcting or to prevent thumb sucking. The appliance should only be removed when the patient is eating, flossing or cleaning the appliance.

Traditionally fixed orthodontics.
Most commonly used in orthodontics, fixed orthodontics are braces, fixed space maintainers and especially fixed appliances. The patient should avoid eating certain hard foods such as toffee and biltong, and will need to visit the dentist once a month to adjust the braces.

Clear removable aligners.
Clear aligners are a series of translucent positioners offered to patients as an alternative to fixed braces. Each positioner is designed to fit over the teeth and guide them into the desired position.

Myofunctional orthodontics: Diagnosis and treatment (Myobrace)
During consultations, it’s also important to look at a range of the patient’s characteristics. Soft tissue dysfunction, mode of breathing, occlusion (the way that the top and bottom teeth fit on one another), dental relationship, and arch form are all important considerations when diagnosing and treating patients.

Step 1

  • Where is the tongue sitting in the mouth?
  • Does the patient exhibit any overactive facial muscle activity when swallowing?
  • Does the patient display natural downwards and forwards facial growth?
  • Analyse the Soft Tissues

Step 2

  • Look at the mode of breathing.
  • Does the patient breathe through their nose or their mouth?

Step 3

  • Assess the occlusion.
  • Is the patient’s occlusion normal, overbite, or deep bite?

Step 4

  • Diagnose the dental relationship.
  • Does the patient have an overjet, crossbite or open bite?

Step 5

  • Look at the arch form.
  • There is currently a rapidly growing public demand for a non-extraction orthodontic treatment without braces. The concerns over relapse after treatment with braces and the use of permanent retainers has led to increased interest in both the Trainer and Myobrace® systems as viable, non-extraction, non-fixed-bracket options for many patients.

It is also important to understand that the myofunctional treatment is not solely directed at the dental structures, but also in the soft tissue.

About Myobrace:

The Myobrace System is an alternative to traditional orthodontics. It's a preventive pre-orthodontic treatment that focuses on addressing the underlying causes of crooked teeth, often without the need for braces or extractions of teeth, unlocking natural growth and development. Treatment is best suited to children aged 3 to 15 and invloves using a series of removable intra-oral appliances that are worn for 1-2 hours each day plus overnight while sleeping. It is invisibler orthodontic braces abnd a potential solutions to crooked teeth.

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