One Smile, Many Options -Whats new?
At Sakti Dental &Orthodontics, we understand that each patient’s orthodontic needs may vary, and that no set of teeth is the same. This is why we provide each of our patients with treatment options as unique as they are. Whether you’re looking for traditional metal braces, or would like a more advanced & discreet option such as tooth colour ceramic braces, clear aligners we have a treatment option that is right for you.
Evolving Technologies for Advancing Smiles
Metal braces are often the most common type conventional braces. They consist of high-grade stainless steel, and are much smaller and comfortable when compared to older traditional braces.. We use the highly sophisticated 3M Orthodontic Braces (3M victory ,3M Unitek Gemini Bracket) to complete our treatments. This system has been used internationally for over many decades with high treatment efficiency and effectiveness
Self Ligating Metal Braces (Smart Clips, 3M Unitek SL,American Orthodontics-Empower) have great efficiency, less force and faster treatment results.
Advances in orthodontic technology now mean that the clearest, most aesthetic options are available. One of the most aesthetic brackets on the market now, and used by our practice is 3M clarity advanced and 3M Unitek Gemini ceramic bracket.They are known worldwide for their quality and consistent performance. They deliver brilliant esthetics,small design, enhanced patient comfort and performance.
Ceramic Self ligating brackets (Damon clear SPK)which blend in with the teeth are more esthetically pleasing. Advantages- invisible,faster treatment time,better comfort,minimal no of review appointments.
Conventional Ceramic Braces
Ceramic Self Ligating Braces
Ceramic vs Metal Braces
While conventional braces are attached to the front surface of the teeth, Lingual braces are attached to the inner surface of the teeth which makes them absolutely invisible. Lingual orthodontics provide the advantages of conventional braces, including optimal control, placed behind the teeth! With advances in technology, Lingual orthodontics now provides the ability to move teeth without anyone else seeing it. So you can smile and have braces.
Braces on the backside of the teeth
Dr. Shiva Sankar offers aligner treatment to patients who want to have straighter, more beautiful smiles . And all without braces. No interference with speech, eating and cleaning and most importantly smiling.
How Virtually Invisible Braces Work
Aligner treatment uses a series of custom-shaped, clear plastic aligners to correct the position of teeth. The clear aligners are so discreet that most people will not even know that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, unless you decide to tell them. Dr. Shivasankar will use precision computer imaging techniques to ensure the success of your treatment. While the number of aligners needed to complete treatment will depend on your unique orthodontic needs, each successive aligner will be designed to apply the necessary pressure to guide your teeth toward their ideal position. You will wear each retainer for about two weeks before it needs to be replaced. Overall, the course of treatment should require about the same amount of time as treatment with traditional braces. Aligners should be worn 24 hours a day, except during meals and while brushing and flossing. Come in and discuss with us the possibilities!