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People normally love to have straight aligned celebrity teeth, but not every one dream comes true . The most common way of teeth alignment is braces , people believes that braces is most effective treatment for aligning teeth.  One major disadvantage of wearing on braces is the discomfort and pain that dental patients usually experience when having braces installed. This is because of the metal frame is usually used when making the brace. It will run through the teeth and produce a sensitivity that will render the teeth prone to dental pain Continue reading WHY SHOULD I GO WITH INVISIBLE BRACES?

Why teeth alignment is related to your Heart ?

coverA perfectly aligned pearly white Hollywood smile is a dream for all of us. Many of us are born with teeth that are not aligned perfectly. Research proves that teeth that are overlapping are difficult to clean in-between and they are more prone to decay or gum infection leading to a shorter life span. A 13-year follow up research conducted in Finland showed a sixty to one hundred and forty percent increase in risk for heart disease in patients who had a loss of five or more teeth. The research found correlations between missing teeth and diabetes, heart disease and death so much so that that multiple missing teeth can be an indicator of chronic diseases.

While an overlapping upper canine is considered lucky, in some regions, it’s possible that that lucky tooth may cause decay or gum infection in two more adjacent teeth. Such decay in overlapping teeth may occur as early as early or mid twenties. Continue reading Why teeth alignment is related to your Heart ?

How to control my buck teeth from further coming forward


The term “Buck Teeth” describes teeth that are too far forward. The buckteeth and the upper jaw bone have moved forward and as a result the spaces between the teeth get larger and larger. The lip is also pushed up because of the teeth. The teeth actually push the lip up as they tip forward. Doctors can correct the problem with buckteeth correction treatments.
Being blessed with naturally straight teeth is something that not all people can boast of. More often than not, people have teeth that’s a little crooked or perhaps misaligned. And when you want your teeth straightened, the best option is always to see an orthodontist and get braces. But if you want to know how to straighten teeth at home, then we will say your taking some serious risks. Continue reading How to control my buck teeth from further coming forward

10 FAQs on Orthodontics

People often get confused about how they will get the perfect solution for their dental problems. While people regularly go to a physician to get their ailments checked, many of them suffer in silence when it comes to dental irregularities, resigned to thinking they have to put up with misaligned teeth for the rest of their lives. This is not uncommon since most people have no clue about how orthodontics differs from conventional dentist practices and to whom it may be of potential use. Here are some of the FAQs about Orthodontics you must read:

1. What is orthodontics? How does it differ from conventional dental practices?

Orthodontics is a division of dentistry, which deals with the diagnosis and providing therapy for problems faced due to teeth and facial irregularities. Orthodontics is a specialization and not all dentists are orthodontists since it requires an additional knowledge and advanced study on orthodontics which is achieved by only 5-10% of dentists overall.

2. Who should consult orthodontists and what is the ideal age for general consultation?

Anybody with an asymmetrical dental and facial structure can consult orthodontists. However, the ideal age recommended is as early as 7 years because the earlier a problem is detected, the easier it is to obtain a solution for it. At Apollo White Dental, we insist on “Look before you Leap”.

3. What are the causes of orthodontic problems? Can we avoid it by taking precautionary steps?

Partially, YES. You can avoid it by avoiding practices like thumb/pacifier sucking at childhood. But in most of the cases, the problems arise due to accidents, inherited genetically like crowding of tooth and other irregularities related to jaw and lips.

4. Why is orthodontic treatment necessary?

Who doesn’t want to feel lively, energetic and full of confidence all the time? Also when there are orthodontic problems, people may be subjected to pain in gums, decaying of tooth and other dental related issues. At Apollo White Dental, a bright and happy smile is what we promise to you.

5. What would be the cost of an Orthodontist treatment?

The cost of the treatment varies for different dental issues.  At Apollo White Dental, we recommend the patients to schedule for a thorough initial examination in order to analyze, assess and detect the exact dental issue, thus paving way for the orthodontists to come up with the type of treatment and cost for the same.

6. What will I get to know from the initial examination by an Orthodontist?

Once you go for an initial examination, you’ll get to know about the prevailing orthodontic problems, treatment for the problem detected, the duration of the treatment and the cost for the entire treatment. In short, we provide you a full, thorough analysis of your condition.

7. What is the duration of the treatment?

The duration varies for different cases. It depends on the severity of patient’s orthodontic problems. However, the average time period involved in the treatment would be 8 to 30 months.

8. What are the most common orthodontic problems?

The most common orthodontic problems are overjet/protruding tooth, crowding, deep overbite, spacing, crossbite, lower jaw protrusion. However, we recommend you to schedule an appointment and consult the orthodontist for other extensive details.

9. Do braces hurt? What are the restrictions for a patient who wears braces?

Most patients experience a sense of pain for 2 to 3 days. After few visits to dentist, the patient no longer feels the soreness. The restrictions will be mainly based on food intake for the maintenance of braces. They will be clearly explained in person. After putting on the braces people are generally advised to brush twice a day.

10. Can you tell me about Emergency Appointment and its significance?

There may be a situation where braces could have been broken, or may be causing you an unexpected pain. In those times, we offer emergency appointment to help serve you quickly by fixing an immediate appointment for you. However, we will guide you through telephone in most of the cases.

We hope these FAQs will surely help you take a better decision and get back your flawless smile. If you still have doubts, feel free to call us at 18001-02-02-88.

Wilckodontics – Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics

Wilckodontics (corticotomy) combines orthodontic (tooth movement) and periodontal procedures to obtain the most ideal orthodontic result.

Wearing braces can be an irritating. Many people decline orthodontic treatment because of the time commitment and also because they find the whole procedure a nuisance. Wilckodontics has solved this problem. Many orthodontic cases can now be completed in 8 to 10 months. This is 3 to 4 times faster than conventional orthodontics.

Social obligations are no longer be an overwhelming limitation. With Wilckodontics, less time in treatment translates to less disruption in your personal and work schedule. Due to the shortened treatment time, your Wilckodontics procedure can be scheduled not to interfere with weddings, vacations, or other important social events. The benefits of a shortened treatment are complemented by the quality of a pleasing smile.

Decortication or corpectomy simply means the intentional cutting or injury of cortical bone. While the bony jaws are composed of both cortical and medullary bone in various combinations depending on site and patient demographics, the periodontal surgery of interest in contemporary selective alveolar decortication involves only surgical injury of alveolar cortical bone for accelerated orthodontic tooth movement.

Will there be any discomfort?

Most patients report only minor discomfort from the surgical procedure. Even though discomfort is usually minimal, you can expect minor swelling and possibly light bruising. Both of these findings normally resolve themselves over the first week. The procedure will not impact an average daily routine after the first day or two. Most patients are back to school or work the very next day. Because the supporting bone is softened, many patients do not report significant discomfort, which can accompany wire adjustments in conventional orthodontic treatment. Wilckodontics patients have a much-improved orthodontic experience.

The major benefit of Wilckodontics is the prevention of periodontal problems by creating sufficient bone in areas where the bone is usually very thin or lacking. In other words, having a strong bone foundation should prevent from having periodontal problems (gum recession, furcation invasion, etc.) long term.


Benefits of Wilckodontics:

  • Less time in orthodontic treatment (quicker treatment)
  • Rapid Tooth Movement
  • More Bone to Support Teeth Long Term
  • Lesser Cost than Orthognathic Surgery
  • No Hospital Visit as with Orthognathic Surgery
  • Less Periodontal Problems around Teeth Long Term
  • Less Loss of Gum Tissue (Recession)
  • Less Furcation Invasion
  • Less Root Resorption (Root Resorption can occur with conventional braces)
  • Less Relapse (Movement of Teeth Back to Prior Position) Relapse commonly occurs with orthodontics. This is why wearing a retainer is important after treatment to prevent migration of teeth away from the ideal position.

Courtesy, Dr. Vignesh N, Periodontist, Apollo WHITE Dental, Puducherry

Gums diseases: Signs that you should watch out for

Diseases of the gum are one of the most common causes of tooth loss among adults. Commonly, there are three stages of gum diseases: gingivitis, periodontitis and acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG). But the root cause of all these conditions is bacterial attack.

Gum disease is mainly caused by plaque deposit around the gum lines of the teeth. The bacteria in plaque produce acids and other toxins that can destroy bone and gum tissue over a period of time.This is more likely to happen if you find it difficult to clean your teeth well, for example if you wear braces, dentures or have irregularities in your teeth that you can’t reach with a toothbrush.

Apart from this there are several other factors that could lead up to inflammation of the gums. If you smoke or have diabetes, you are more at risk for diseases of the gum. Also, you are more likely to get gingivitis in case you are going through a hormonal change such as during pregnancy or at puberty.

To prevent periodontal diseases, only brushing is not enough. It is mainly the plaque that needs to be removed from your teeth on a daily basis. Hence, it is very important that you floss your teeth daily. If there’s plaque on your teeth, it will harden into a thick deposit called tartar. If tartar is allowed to remain on the teeth and gum lines, it can lead to chronic infection and inflammation. Using anti-bacterial mouthwashes also helps in fighting plaque.

On many occasions, you may not even know that you are suffering from a gum disease. Listed below are the signs of a gum condition you should watch out for:

  • Are your gums bleeding easily?
  • Your gums are extremely red, tender and swollen.
  • There’s pus between your teeth and gums.
  • You have chronic bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth.
  • You have problems while biting your food.
  • Your teeth are loose or they are separating.

If you are having any of these symptoms, it’s time that you visit your dentist. There are several treatment options available for curing gum disease, the most common being scaling. In this process, the doctor cleanses your teeth thoroughly using an electronic device called scalers.

However, in extreme cases you might need a gum surgery. But such instances are very rare. There are a number of types of surgery that can help to build your gum tissue back up after it has shrunk from gum disease. You dentist might refer you to a periodontist for this.

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Orthodontic Braces: The secret to that perfect smile!


For some the condition is less severe and doesn’t mandate any treatment, but for others a solution is very much available.

A charming smile is what everyone desires but not everyone is blessed with it. Studies have shown that the prevalence of malocclusion amongst the population of India ranges from 40-70% varying demographically and only a third of them are aware of their condition. For some the condition is less severe and doesn’t mandate any treatment, but for others a solution is very much available.

What is it?
Malocclusion is the variation form normal position of teeth which may be crooked, protruding, or widely spaced teeth. A malocclusion may manifest as a heredity problem or may develop as a result of childhood habits (such as thumb sucking), premature tooth loss, or for reasons unclassified.

Malocclusion is not an oral disease, however it is a condition that affects oral function (such as chewing food & speech), and impairs oral hygiene that leads to tooth decay and gum problems. Compromised facial and smile esthetics that manifests as a result of the malocclusion can lead to lack of self-confidence, and even depression as documented in many survey studies conducted world over.

Signs & Symptoms!
The most obvious sign of malocclusion is the compromised esthetics from irregular teeth position such as protruding front teeth, crowding of teeth, spacing between teeth, deep overlap of front teeth or asymmetrical alignment of teeth. Other symptoms would include difficulty in chewing food, slurred speech and occasional pain in the jaw joint (near the ear).

Who can treat?
Orthodontic treatment is whats required to treat a malocclusion. Dentists who are specially trained to correct malocclusion are called ORTHODONTISTS. They conduct various diagnostic investigations and carry out a treatment procedure that best suits you, based on your needs and requirement.

The Right Time to Visit:
For children dental visits should start at an young age (6 years old) annually, both to help the child become familiar with the dentist and to watch for any early predisposing factors leading to malocclusion. As for adults, besides addressing the esthetic concern, the earlier one gets treated, the lesser is the chance for the occurrence of gum problems and tooth decay resulting from the inability to maintain oral hygiene.

Treatment Overview:
An orthodontist uses a removable or in most cases a fixed appliance to correct malocclusion. Removable appliance are used to intercept a habit or to guide the jaws into proper positioning during the growth stage (8-11 years of age). The fixed appliance (braces / clips) are used to correct the teeth alignment. Treatment usually lasts over a period of 12 to 24 months depending on the complexity of the problem. During the treatment, one has to visit the orthodontist on a monthly basis to tighten the braces which will guide the teeth into correct position.

Orthodontic treatment is easier, quicker and less expensive to treat when they are corrected early, during childhood. The treatment in adults is often successful, but may require a longer use of braces.
To know more about Orthodontic / Smile Designing, feel free to get in touch with our highly qualified and experienced team of dental practitioners at Apollo WHITE Dental. Let them take care of your sparkling smile and that of your kids!


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