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- 1. Your Smile is our top Priority Hiremath Orthodontics
- 2. Services New Patient Exams Interceptive Treatment Adolescent Treatment Adult Treatment Retainer Aligners Traditional Braces Clear Brackets Retention Damon Brackets 3-D imaging Orthodontic Emergencies
- 3. New patient exams Your first visit is actually a complimentary orthodontic exam and consultation. Here you will get to meet with Dr. Hiremath and his staff, share your concerns and learn about your specific treatment needs. Following an exam, he will share his initial findings with you. Should he recommend treatment, he will provide you an overview of your treatment plan, the timing and the length of treatment, the costs involved and any other areas that impact successful orthodontic outcomes. Should you decide to move forward with Hiremath Orthodontics, we will schedule you for diagnostic records appointment where we will take any additional X-rays, impression of you teeth, and photographs of you teeth and face. If at you initial consultation you decide to use our services, you may opt to have your diagnostic records taken at this appointment instead of scheduling a separate appointment.
- 4. Interceptive Orthodontics is a phased type of orthodontics. Growth is utilized to correct developmental occlusion problems. Staging the treatment can correct immediate problems and future issues. Interceptive orthodontics simply means diagnosing and treating malocclusions as soon as they are detected. The American Academy of Orthodontics now says all children should have an orthodontic assessment no later than the age of seven. In the past, orthodontic treatment did not begin until around age 12-14. This is when all the permanent teeth are already erupted or very close to it. It was also common for your dentist to remove permanent teeth to correct the bite and allow for room for the final phase of tooth movement. Modern orthodontists now advocate a way to keep permanent teeth, with phased interceptive orthodontics. In interceptive orthodontics, children are treated at much earlier ages (usually between age 7-11 years old) to take advantage of continuing growth. Patients at this age tend to be more receptive to, and compliant with treatment. Interceptive orthodontics allows for fewer teeth to be extracted and also allows for better end results. Interceptive Treatment
- 5. Adolescent Treatment Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, an orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal. Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the best time to begin treatment. Orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile; orthodontic treatment improves bad bites (malocclusions). Malocclusions occur as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment. Malocclusions affect the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth or feel about your smile.
- 6. Adult Treatment Braces arent just for kids anymore. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups including adults. A new smile can begin today. Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain. Good news! The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options may include metal braces, translucent braces or transparent aligners (clear retainer aligners) that can be worn at night to improve mild cases of misaligned teeth. During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. During this initial examination, we can outline the treatment plan, time of treatment expected and the approximate cost.
- 7. Traditional Braces Dental braces can correct crooked and crowded teeth, a misaligned bite, and jaw problems. Braces also eliminate problems you may have with eating, speaking properly, or with keeping your teeth clean. Traditional braces have come a long way over the years, becoming sleeker, smaller, and more comfortable. And thats certainly something to smile about! Traditional braces consist of standard metal brackets that are adhered to your teeth with an adhesive and connected by wire. They require periodic tightening so pressure can gradually straighten your teeth and align your jaw as needed. While metal braces brackets are still the most common, other treatment options are available today. Thats certainly something to smile about!
- 8. Retention When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. The retention phase lasts for a minimum of 24 months. Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work youve put in so far. Removable Retainers You will receive clear rap-around retainers, which are removable. You must be very careful when handling your retainers, as they are fragile and costly to replace. You are given a special case for your retainer; please make sure you keep them in this case when not wearing it! To clean these retainers, brush them with toothpaste (soak them in denture cleaner about twice a month) using normal tempature water. Your retainers should be worn at all times with the exception of eating and brushing your teeth. Your retainer should also be removed when participating in sports that require a mouthguard or while swimming. After 12 months of full-time wear, we may revise your retention treatment, allowing the retainer to strictly be worn at night. Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work youve put in so far! Remember to remove your retainer before brushing, & brush your retainer before placing it back in your mouth.
- 9. 3D ImagingORTHOPHOS XG 3D The new ORTHOPHOS XG 3D, a hybrid solution from Sirona. The new ORTHOPHOS XG 3D combines the advantages of 2D and 3D into one comprehensive unit. With an extensive selection of panoramic and cephalometric programs to choose from, the right 2D diagnostic images are now augmented with the ability to capture 3D X-ray. The new hybrid unit from Sirona requires about the same space as a traditional 2D X-ray machine, but now provides the advantages of 2D and 3D together in your practice while encouraging the lowest possible effective dose for the patient. Key advantages Simple patient positioning - the operator has a clear visual of the area to be scanned The Auto-Positioner enables the operator to take images with confidence Intuitive control with the Easypad touchscreen makes program selection fast and easy Automatic sensor rotation eliminates the need for manual sensor change Multiple 3D scan regions allow the operator to scan only the region of interest A short scan time ensures patient movement during the scan is kept to an absolute minimum Easy navigation of the 3D volume allows you to scan the volume quickly and with confidence
- 10. Orthodontic Emergencies Steps for Orthodontic Emergencies Tools & Supplies With these tools and supplies on hand in your clinic (most of which you already have), you will be prepared to handle the most common orthodontic emergencies. Non-medicated orthodontic relief wax Dental floss Sterile tweezers Small, sharp clipper Q-tips Salt Interproximal brush Toothpicks Non-prescription pain reliever (acetaminophen or ibuprofen supplied by the students parent/guardianuse only with written permission of the orthodontist and parent/guardian) Topical Anesthetic (such as Orabase or Ora-Gel)
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