Dhruthi Hospital, Best Dental Clinic in Guntur

Dr. Lakshmi Nimmaraju BDS, MDS Orthodontist

Dr. Lakshmi Nimmaraju is an experienced Orthodontist who completed her BDS & MDS from SIBAR Institute of dental sciences, Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences, Guntur. She is very passionate about the field & constantly up date herself with the latest technologies in the field of dentistry and orthodontics. She is extremely committed to providing the best Orthodontic treatment options to our clients, till date she treated countless patients who are extremely satisfied with the treatment outcome.

She presented a paper at the 15th IOS PG Students convention at Manali in Himachal Pradesh, March 2011. She also presented a paper at the 3rd AP state Inter-Collegiate PG Academic Excellence Program held in March 2011 at CKS Theja Institute of Dental Science Tirupathi in AP.

Dhruthi Hospital - State Of The Art Orthodontic Clinic In Guntur

Dhruthi Dental Hospital, Guntur, a pioneer in state-of-the-art dental care, with all dental specialties under one roof. Dhruthi dental hospital is the best dental hospital in Guntur and probably the best in taking personal care in treating the patients, which has been bringing healthy smiles to many families.

Dhruthi Hospital is known for adhering to the highest standards in hygiene and safety in providing dental treatments in Guntur. It offers the rich quality and high standards of treatment with affordable dental care services. Being the best dental hospital in Guntur, we always strive to become your preferred dental service provider. What’s more, our clinic assembles the right mix of specialists, technology, and procedures to deliver matchless dental care to every patient.

We at Dhruthi Dental Clinic are devoted to providing all our patients an individualized experience of superior quality. Each visit is a promise of the finest service sealed with optimal comfort as we help you maintain and improve your oral health and restore a beautiful smile innovatively and painlessly, respecting the highest standards of quality.

We update ourselves for your better treatment. We are experienced for more than a decade in dental related services and treat our patients personally. Patients can rely on us as we keep a track of their dental treatments from right when they step in as a new patient. We as professionals don’t like the patients to be in different hands every time they step in. Their treatment needs are taken care of by one single dentist.

Our modern, yet the family-friendly dental practice is designed to cater to all routine dental issues from regular dental checkups, pediatric care, dental crowns & fillings, hygienist & cleaning services, treatment for anxious patients using sedation and fresh breath treatment. The search for all your dental needs comes to an end at our Hospitals. We help you to understand your oral health status.

We can offer flexible appointment times and same-day emergency appointments as required.

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What Is Orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of malpositioned teeth and jaws, misaligned bite patterns. It can also focus on modifying facial growth, known as dentofacial orthopedics. Orthodontic treatment involves the use of dental braces and other appliances to slowly move the teeth and jaws around. If the malocclusion is very severe, jaw surgery may be needed. Treatment is usually started before a person reaches adulthood since bones can more easily be moved around in children./

Who should be treated for Orthodontics?

People who have crowded or crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment will straighten the teeth or move them into a better position. This can improve their appearance and the way the teeth bite together, while also making them easier to clean.

Some people have upper front teeth that stick out and look unsightly. These 'prominent' teeth are more likely to be damaged, but orthodontic treatment can move them back into line. In some cases the upper and lower jaws meet in an improper way which can cause teeth to look unsightly and lead to an incorrect bite. Orthodontic treatment will correct both of these problems.

When the teeth don't meet correctly, this can put a strain on the muscles of the jaw, causing jaw and joint problems and sometimes headaches. Orthodontic treatment can help you to bite more evenly and reduce the strain.

Types of Braces

A. Metal Brace:

Traditional metal braces are a very common Orthodontic option that is effective. for correcting crooked teeth. They are a very affordable Orthodontic treatment option to straighten teeth compared to ceramic braces. These are one of the most time tested types of orthodontic braces. Metal brackets with components such as rubber bands and wire to the brackets enable our Orthodontists to facilitate highly controlled tooth movements. The only disadvantage of metal braces is that they are not aesthetic.

B. Ceramic Braces:

Ceramic braces are very similar to traditional metal braces in function. The only difference is that the brackets are made of tooth-colored ceramic material. They are a very convenient and affordable Orthodontic treatment option for children and adults. Unlike metal brackets, these ceramic brackets are a very aesthetic option. Ceramic types of orthodontic braces also have a lower wire to bracket friction, this avoids any damage to the natural teeth while correcting crooked teeth. Wearing ceramic braces is an option for people looking for a less visible treatment option.

C. Self Ligating Braces:

Self-ligating braces are the lastest Orthodontic brackets that evolved from the traditional braces. These self-ligating bracket systems are one of the most advanced types of dental braces and do not have any ligature metal wires, elastics, or rubber bands and facilitate tooth movements with fewer components.

The Orthodontic treatment time is also shorter compared to regular braces when it comes to dental care. Ligating braces eliminate unwanted forces and reduce discomfort as they just need a simple archwire to move the teeth to the desired position. They also avoid any abrasions to your lips and cheeks due to their smooth and sleek finish. Oral hygiene can also be maintained easily due to lesser components.

Self-ligating braces are of two types

  1. Passive self-ligating Braces with passive brackets – These brackets will have a smaller archwire which will have free tooth movements due to lower friction. Our orthodontists will use this passive appliance during the early stages of your Orthodontic treatment for the teeth to move.
  2. Active self-ligating braces with active brackets – These brackets will have a thicker archwire in diameter which will have more controlled tooth movements due to higher friction.

D. Invisalign:

If you want to straighten your teeth – or your child’s teeth – but are looking for an alternative to traditional fixed braces, Invisalign could be the perfect solution, as it uses the world’s most technologically advanced removable clear aligners to gently, precisely, and safely reposition teeth. No wires, brackets, or changes to your diet or teeth cleaning routine.

Invisalign is suited to a wide variety of cases, including crowded, twisted, or overlapping teeth; gaps or spacing; overbites, underbites, or crossbites; and relapsed teeth following the previous straightening.

  • Quick results
  • Removable
  • Comfortable
  • Digitally customized fit
  • Virtually invisible
  • No wires or brackets

What are the steps to be followed for the best Orthodontic treatment planning for Braces?

Our specialist Orthodontist, Dr. Lakshmi Nimmaraju, will personally plan your treatment in meticulous detail to ensure your final result gives you long-term stability and a balanced, harmonious facial profile.

  • Step 1 – Orthodontic Consultation
  • Step 2 – Intraoral photography
  • Step 3 – iTero Orthodontic digital impression
  • Step 4 – Extra oral Orthodontic facial assessment
  • Step 5 – Facial form assessment
  • Step 6– OPG full mouth X-ray
  • Step 7 – Finally our doctor will choose the best orthodontic braces for your treatment according to your need and budget which include metal, ceramic, lingual, or Invisalign aligners!

How long will treatment take?

The time required for braces varies from person to person, depending on the severity of the problem, the amount of room available between the teeth, the distance the teeth must travel, the health of the teeth, gums, and supporting bone, and how closely the patient follows instructions. On average, however, once the braces are put on, they usually remain in place for one to a maximum of three years. After braces are removed, most patients will need to wear a retainer all the time for the first six months

How many visits should I take?

Orthodontic braces usually need adjusting every 4 to 6 weeks. Our orthodontist will tell you how often your brace will need adjusting.

How do I care for my brace and teeth?

It is important to keep having your teeth checked by your orthodontist, you also need to take extra care of your teeth and mouth:

Clean your teeth carefully every day, including between your teeth where you can. Braces are delicate and you need to make sure you clean them carefully so that they do not break. Our dental team will be able to show you the special techniques to use depending on the appliance you are wearing.

Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks. Avoid snacks and drinks containing sugars, and fizzy drinks. Also, sticky and hard foods may damage your brace.

Make it mandatory to brush your teeth at night in addition to morning brush. Use mouthwash if you need to. Your dental team may recommend a stronger fluoride toothpaste, or perhaps a fluoride gel or mouth rinse, for you to use.

Care should be taken especially while patients play sports to avoid any trauma as the brackets might invade the soft tissues in cases such as a football hitting the face.

What happens when the teeth are in the right position?

When treatment is finished the teeth need to be held in position for a time. This is called the ‘retention' period, and the appliances that hold the teeth in place are called retainers. The retainers hold newly straightened teeth in position while the surrounding gum and bone settle. The retainers can be removable or fixed, depending on the original problem.