Orthodontic treatment or braces is the treatment of choice
to correct the malpositioned or crooked teeth, without altering
the natural shape of the teeth.This is also the most effective
treatment for most bite (occlusion) related problems.
In our clinic the Orthodontic treatment is done by a specialist
We use different orthodontic systems which are popularly
used worldwide.All the systems being used are available in
the form of durable metal braces or as highly esthetic tooth
colored ceramic braces.
Metal Braces are the most common type. They are made of
high grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller,
more comfortable, and more attractive. Traditional metal braces
are the first choice for most patients. These braces usually
are the most durable and tend to move the teeth most efficiently,
resulting in shorter treatment time.
Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material.
They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic
appeal. Clear braces are much less visible than other types
of brackets, especially when coupled with white wires, but
they also are less durable, which means that treatment can
take a little longer. The only drawback to ceramic brackets
are that they are more fragile and the elastic ties can discolor
between orthodontic visits.The different systems being used
in our clinic are:-
• ROTH system - this is one of the most popular and
practical systems being used all over the world,with very
high degree of patient comfort.This system can be fixed in
Goa and the follow ups can be done any where in the world,
as this is a standard universally accepted system.Tooth colored
ROTH braces are very popular as there is very little display
• MBT system - This is fast becoming one of the most
popular systems being used in the world.This is also available
in the metal as well as tooth colored (ceramic) brackets.
• Speed system - As the name suggests,this system is
especially suited for patients who want to finish their orthodontic
treatment fast as treatment time can be reduced by as much
Damon III system - (ormco co.,U.S.A) This system is the latest
among the speed systems,This is the fastest and most esthetic
• Inspire system(ormco co. ,U.S.A) - These are the
latest beautiful tooth colored ceramic brackets which look
like jewels on the teeth.
• Multicolored braces for children are also popular.
• Gold braces are becoming increasingly popular. These
fashionable gold plated braces are considered as‘jewellery
for the teeth’.
is important to know that if time is not a decisive factor,
orthodontic treatment is always prefered over other restorative
or esthetic procedures as it is more permanent and long lasting
and contributes to maintainence of the health of the orofacial
Orthodontic treatment must be done by a specialist orthodontist,as
improper treatment can have deliterious effects and long lasting
The success of the orthodontic treatment also depends on
the retention phase when the patient has to wear the retainers
as advised by the orthodontist,as the teeth may return to
their original positions if the retainers are not worn.