Magic of Braces

Magic of Braces

Do you hold back your smile or feel uncomfortable around people because of your teeth? It can be damaging to numerous areas of your life right from childhood to adult life. Whether that’s peer teasing in school life to finding a partner, excelling in your work life or meeting new people.

Not having straight teeth can also have consequences far beyond cosmetic considerations. For example, it is easier for food to get trapped in between crooked teeth and harder to clean between them. As a result, plaque builds up even more quickly, leading to dental decay and the possibility of gum disease.

The good news is that regardless of whether your teeth have gaps between them or are misaligned or irregularly shaped, there are several ways they can be straightened at any age, giving you an attractive and healthy smile.

Find out how straight teeth can …
    Enhance your overall Appearance & Confidence.
    Improve Health of your teeth.
    Make your smile attractive.

An Orthodontist or a braces specialist is a Dental Specialist who has received a special 3 years training after Graduation in correcting bite and jaw problems in children and adults. He aligns your teeth naturally & makes your smile more pleasant & attractive.

    In contrast to general dentists who provide orthodontic care, Dr. Naman Vora is a certified specialist in orthodontics by Indian orthodontic society (IOS) which ensures the highest level of technical proficiency and orthodontic expertise.

    Our practice offers a full range of orthodontic services, from functional / removable appliances and metal and crystal self-ligating braces to Invisalign® removable aligners.

    Orthodontics is an ever-changing field, and Dr. Vora’s dental care keeps up with the latest technological advances.

    Dr. Naman Vora strives to provide each and every patient he sees with individual, personalized attention at every visit. Our patients know that they will be seen by Dr. Naman Vora himself, not by any other doctor for braces.

    Dr. Naman vora is available 3-4 days a week, unlike other dental clinic in Mumbai and around where orthodontist visits only monthly once or twice. This helps to plan your monthly visits according to your / your child’s convenience and also reduces over all treatment time.

    Our clinic is open all days including Sundays and public holidays to attend to any emergencies like broken braces, hurting wire etc which may arise during whole course of treatment.

You usually think about your jaw as being solid like a rock, but when you are growing your jaw is really more like clay. If you apply pressure to your jaw, you can get your jaw to stretch, it can get wider, or it can be moved back. Still, the important thing is that when your braces pull on your jaw, the braces change the shape of your jaw. In the same way, if you push on your teeth, your teeth will move around in your mouth. The orthodontist uses that fact that he can apply force to get your jaw and teeth to move, to stretch your mouth so all your teeth fit.

  1. Straight teeth provide a healthier, more attractive smile. A good smile adds up to personality. This is single most important reason why patient opt for Braces.

  2. A beautiful smile increases confidence and self-esteem.

  3. Straight teeth are easier to clean and maintain, thereby reducing the risk of other problems such as dental decay and gum diseases.

  4. Reduce the risk of injury – prominent teeth are more prone to trauma. Teeth that are protruding out increase the risk of trauma to them. This is more so in children during play or during an accidental fall.

  5. Reduce the risk of developing TMJ (Jaw joint) problems.

  6. Eliminate the excessive wear on your teeth that can be caused by a poorly aligned bite.

  7. Correcting abnormal tooth alignment can help prevent certain speech problems.

  8. Teeth are an important part of the digestive system. Chewing of food by the teeth is the beginning of the digestive process before the food is passed on to the tummy. So having a good bite improves the function of the teeth.

Braces – ‘Look A Little Ugly Today But for Beautiful Tomorrow’
Improving your smile is faster, more comfortable, and more discreet today than ever and has a dramatically over all positive impact,

So the question isn’t why should you straighten your teeth, but why you wouldn’t?

    Early or late loss of baby teeth (your child should typically start losing teeth around age 6, and will have all permanent teeth around age 13)

    Difficulty chewing from back teeth and/or biting from front teeth.

    Mouth Breathing

    Your child continues sucking his or her thumb after age five

    Speech impediments

    Protruding teeth ( upper teeth mainly jetting out of lips)

    Teeth that don't come together in a normal manner or even at all. (open bite)

    Shifting of the jaw when your child opens or closes his or her mouth.

    One or many upper front teeth behind lower front teeth.(cross bite)

    Crowded front teeth.

    Pain or clicking in TMJ / Jaw joint area.(besides ear)

Orthodontic problems such as crowding of the teeth, too much space between the teeth, jaw growth problems, protruding teeth, and bad bites can be inherited or caused by injury to the mouth, early or late loss of baby teeth, or thumb-sucking habits.

Most children lose all their baby teeth by age 13, and by the end of their teen years, the jaw bones will harden and stop growing. Orthodontic procedures for adults often take more time and can involve tooth extraction or oral surgery. Receiving early orthodontic treatment as a child can help prevent the need for orthodontics as an adult, leaving little to no chance of extraction or surgery in the future.

The true test
If you still are not sure that you and your child can benefit from orthodontic care, just think about your answers to the following questions:
  • Do you feel awkward or self-conscious about your smile?
  • When the camera shutter opens, do your lips close?
  • When you look at your / your child’s smile, do you like what you see?

Our orthodontist Dr. Naman Vora truly believes that successful orthodontic treatment will unlock the power of your smile. If you notice that you or your family has any of these concerns, please feel free to contact us for a consultation!

The correct time for first Orthodontic checkup is by the age of 7

An early orthodontic screening assures that your child’s smile will be healthy and look its best. Early orthodontic treatment, if indicated, can help minimize the need for more extensive treatment at a later date, such as extraction of permanent teeth. Early treatment may also help your child’s self-esteem – a fragile asset that’s so important in growing up.

What could be more beautiful to you as a parent than your child’s smile?

Seek treatment early if your child has:

  1. Difficult in chewing

  2. Open-mouth breathing

  3. A single front tooth in cross bite leading to gum level shifting.

  4. Thumb or finger sucking.

  5. Overlapping or crowding of erupting permanent teeth.

  6. Jaws that click or pains while opening.

  7. Biting of the cheek while chewing.

  8. Speech problems.

  9. Grinding or wearing down of teeth.

  10. Obvious abnormal Jaw development of any kind.

Early is better, but its never too late!!

Crowding of the teeth

Patient started treatment at age 11 and wore braces for 12 months. He loves his new smile.

Open bite - front teeth don't touch

Patient started treatment at age 11 and wore braces for 12 months. He loves his new smile.

Deep overbite - lower front teeth bite into palate

This adult patient, age 25, required braces and jaw surgery to correct his severe overbite, with treatment taking two years. His problem could have been corrected without surgery if he had been treated at around 11-12 years of age.

Missing lateral incisors

This patient's lateral incisors were missing. She had braces for 10 months to move the teeth into their correct positions, then the missing teeth were replaced with dental implants.

Underbite - lower front teeth in front of upper teeth

Patient's under bite was causing her jaw joint discomfort and excessive wear patterns on her teeth. After about 24 months of treatment starting at age 32, she now finds smiling and chewing much easier.

Spacing teeth

Patient was bothered by the spaces between his teeth. Braces closed the spaces and gave him an ideal bite in 12 months. Special fixed retainers help keep the spaces closed.

Overjet - protruding front teeth

At age ten, patient had a big overjet with the top teeth protruding beyond the bottom. She had two phases of treatment. The first helped her jaws to grow more harmoniously and the second aligned her teeth and bite. At age 13, she was proudly displaying her new smile.

Non-braces treatment

Sometimes braces are not needed to get noticeable improvements in tooth alignment. This patient was first seen at age seven for crowding of the lower permanent teeth. A procedure was performed to reduce the width of the adjacent baby teeth and the permanent incisors aligned on their own in nine months without braces.


Patient's parents were concerned about both aesthetics and the health of the erupting permanent teeth when they brought him to the us at age 8. The lower front teeth were crowded and touching the palate, and the upper front teeth were extremely displaced from their normal positions. After 12 months of Phase-One braces treatment with an expander, patient's appearance and dental function were vastly improved.( he later needed short phase two braces for 8 months at age 13 for final alignment )

Most adults get orthodontic treatment because they realize that taking care of their smile is part of taking care of them self. Many people did not get braces when they were young. Either their parents were not aware of their problem or they could not afford braces, or their teeth could not be straightened with the techniques of 40 years ago. Now they have realized problems with their teeth and gums and are unhappy with their smile. They can afford braces now, and want to do something for themselves so they get braces.

Presently as much as 1/3 of the orthodontic treatment being done at our clinic is for adult patients. It is revolutionary change from 20 years ago when orthodontists were only mainly treating children.

Some of the famous personalities who wore braces are:
    Martina Hingis – Swiss teenage tennis player wore braces in competition.
    Anna Kornikova also had braces.
    William sisters had braces.
    Chelsea Clinton – Had braces for over a year while her dad was president.
    Prince Harry also wore metal braces.
    Tom Cruise got braces in 2002.


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