Braces / Orthodontics

Braces (Metal/Ceramic/Self Ligating) / Invisalign (Aligners)

Orthodontic & Dentofacial Clinic


“A smile is the best makeup any one can wear.”

“If beauty is is its sword” that is the power of a smile.”


A smile appears pleasing if the teeth are well aligned. Poorly aligned teeth in the form of crowding, spacing, or irregular arrangement of teeth not only causes esthetic problems but also causes poor function that is inability to chew properly. Poorly aligned teeth are difficult to clean and hence are more susceptible to decay and infection.


If you or anyone in the family has teeth which are not aligned properly, they must go for Braces/Orthodontic Correction


An attractive smile is a vital asset to Personal Self-Confidence. The effect of straightening of crooked teeth on an individual’s psychosocial well-being can be tremendous and orthodontics can make significant changes in increasing one’s quality of life. Research has even shown that having an attractive smile with well aligned teeth promotes positive impressions with regards to one’s intelligence, social and career success.


Orthodontic treatment is important when a person’s teeth or jaws do not align properly. If this issue is left untreated, malocclusions and speech difficulty can occur, along with premature wear of the teeth. You can even damage your protective enamel, and there is an increased chance of injury to the teeth or jaw. This is why orthodontic care can be very beneficial.

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a Specialised branch of dentistry that specializes in treating patients with malpositioning of teeth (malocclusion) and jaws, which results in an improper bite to be practised by Certified Orthodontist.

Orthodontics also includes treating and controlling various aspects of facial growth (Dento-facial Orthopedics) and the shape and development of the jaw. Orthodontics also includes cosmetic dentistry; when the patient’s aim is to improve his/her appearance.


Who is an orthodontist?

Orthodontic specialists are MDS in field of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. They have extensive and specialized training that enables them to provide their patients with professional, personalized treatments. While all orthodontists are trained dentists, only 6-7% of dentists are Certified Orthodontists.


What are the goals of Orthodontic Treatment?

Beauty – to create beautiful pleasing smile

Utility – teeth should be usable

Stability – Stability of teeth and Jaw relations


What is malocclusion?

Malocclusion literally means bad bite. Malocclusion refers to crooked, misaligned teeth and a fault in the relation between the bottom and top set of teeth (the two dental arches).

Generally, malocclusions do not affect physical health, malocclusion is not a disease, and it is a variation in the normal position of teeth. Some children’s jaws and teeth do not develop properly. However, it may impact on the shape of the person’s face and the appearance of their teeth, which can lead to embarrassment, a lack of self-confidence, and even depression.

Severe malocclusion may affect eating, speech and keeping the teeth clean. DCI say’s that approximately one third of all 12 year-olds in the country probably need orthodontic treatment.


What is the Scope of Orthodontic Treatment?

  • Protruding Front Teeth: treatment not only improves the patient’s appearance, but also protects the teeth from damage; people with protruding front teeth are more likely to injure them in sports, falling down, etc.
  • Crowding : if the patient’s jaw is small as compared to tooth size, there may not be enough space for all the teeth. This is the most common reason for braces. Crowding can cause your teeth to be crooked as well as many other periodontal problems. Dental decay is common because it is harder to clean your teeth. In such cases the orthodontist may have to remove one or more teeth to make room for the others and align the remaining teeth
  • Spacing : there are gaps or spaces between the teeth, either because a tooth is missing, or the teeth simply do not fill-up the mouth (opposite of crowding). Spacing is also another reason that you may need braces.
  • Impacted teeth : an adult tooth usually canines, does not emerge from the gum, or only emerges partially
  • Asymmetrical teeth/ Midline Discrepancy: the upper and lower teeth do not match, especially when the mouth is closed but the teeth are showing.
  • Deep bite (overbite): when the teeth are clenched, the upper ones come down over the lower ones too much
  • Open bite: when the teeth are clenched, there is an opening between the upper and lower teeth. Open bites can be caused by tongue thrusting or thumb sucking.
  • Crossbite: at least one of the upper teeth does not come down slightly in from of the lower teeth when the teeth are clenched; they are too near the cheek or the tongue
  • Reverse bite: when the teeth are clenched, the upper teeth bite inside the lower ones


Our entire staff will always help you with any of your orthodontic issues. We will be sure to answer all of your questions before any procedure and will be happy to answer any questions that you have after it as well. Your smile is our top priority.

If you have any questions regarding these common problems, Contact Us  today


Why do we need to Straighten Teeth?

Benefits of Straight teeth

Healthier Gums – Properly aligned teeth can help gums fit more tightly around them, which may lead to better periodontal health

Properly positioned teeth are easier to brush and floss than teeth that are crowded, crooked, or spaced too far apart.

Easier Cleanings with Maintenance of good oral hygiene, the chances of having plaque retention, or developing tooth decay or developing periodontal gum disease, can be reduced.

Decreased Risk of Abnormal Wear

Properly aligned teeth can be less stressful on the supporting bone jaw joints.

Nevertheless, Of Course beautiful pleasing Smile



An Orthodontist uses a range of medical dental devices, including Braces, Wires, Headgears, Myofunctional Appliances, plates, etc. to help in:

  • Straightening malpositioned and crooked teeth
  • Closing wide gaps between the teeth
  • To improve speech or eating (oral function)
  • To improve the long-term health of gums and teeth
  • To prevent long-term excessive wear or trauma (of the teeth)
  • Treating an improper bite
  • Creating Beautiful, Stable and Usable Occlusion


When can orthodontic treatment be started?

Orthodontic treatment can be span over 3 phases, in which scope of treatment varies

Preventive Orthodontic Treatment

Preventive orthodontic treatment is intended to keep a malocclusion (“bad bite” or crooked teeth) from developing in an otherwise normal mouth. The goal is to provide adequate space for permanent teeth to come in. Scope of Treatment at this stage include space maintainers to hold space for a primary (baby) tooth lost too early or removal of primary teeth that do not come out on their own in order to create room for permanent teeth.


Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment

Interceptive orthodontic treatment is performed for problems that, if left untreated, could lead to the development of more serious dental problems over time. The goal is to reduce the severity of a developing problem and eliminate the cause. The length of later corrective orthodontic treatment may be reduced. Examples of this kind of orthodontic treatment may include correction of thumb- and finger-sucking habits; guiding permanent teeth into desired positions through tooth removal or tooth size adjustment (Serial extraction); or gaining or holding space for permanent teeth (Space regaining). Interceptive orthodontic treatment can take place when patients have primary teeth or mixed dentition (baby and permanent teeth). A patient may require more than one phase of interceptive orthodontic treatment.


Corrective Orthodontic Treatment

Corrective orthodontic treatment is undertaken for problems that involve alignment of the teeth, how the jaws function and how the top and bottom teeth fit together. The goal of corrective orthodontic treatment is to correct the identified problem and restore the occlusion (the bite) to its optimum. Treatment can begin while patients have primary teeth, when they have a mix of primary and permanent teeth, or when all permanent teeth are in. Treatment may consist of one or more phases, depending on the nature of the problem being corrected and the goals for treatment. Orthodontic care may be coordinated with other types of dental treatment that may include oral surgery (tooth extractions or jaw surgery), periodontal (gum) care and restorative (fillings, crowns, bridges, tooth size enhancement, implants) dental care. When finished with corrective treatment, the patient must wear retainers to keep teeth in their new positions.



Here at Dr Bansal’s Dental Club, we are proud to specialize in Dentofacial Orthopedics.

While most people have heard about Orthodontics, Dentofacial Orthopedics is another dental specialty that is really important. It deals with facial growth and development. Since this occurs during childhood, most of our patients are young children.

Dentofacial Orthodontists commonly use appliances like headgear, expanders, Twin Blocks, Activators and much more depending on a child’s specific needs. Sometimes we will need to use traditional braces at the same time to get the most optimal results.

Since we practice Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthodontics, our dentists are able to diagnose any tooth and jaw misalignment along with any problems with the facial structure. After a thorough examination, we will be able to discuss your child’s treatment options so that we can get the results your child deserves.

If you have any questions about Dentofacial Orthodontics, don’t hesitate to contact us today at 9876065154 directly.



Here at Dr Bansal’s Dental Club, we are proud to offer Surgical Treatment options for our orthodontic patients.

Surgical orthodontics, also called Orthognathic surgery, is used for severe cases of bad bites, jaw bone abnormalities, and malocclusions.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is considered a dental specialty and helps complex cases involving the mouth, jaw, face, and skull.

If you need to have surgical orthodontics, your orthodontist will work with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to make sure that you can get the smile you deserve.
Surgical orthodontics helps patients improve their bites, though it can also help with other aesthetic concerns. Surgery can be completed only after the jaw is finished growing. This typically happens by age sixteen for females and age eighteen for males.

Surgery is needed when the jaws do not line up correctly and no amount of braces can correct the misalignment. We will line up your jaw correctly so that your braces can do the job that they are meant to.

Surgery is not always necessary, so it is important to discuss your case with an Orthognathic surgeon. They will be able to discuss your treatment options, whether or not they include surgery.

Your surgery will be done by an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon. Surgery is completed in a hospital and can take up to a few hours, depending on your needs.

After surgery, you will need to rest for about two weeks. It is a major surgery and you should take some time off of work and school while you heal. After you heal, your orthodontist will work on straightening your teeth. Most people have to wear braces for six months to a year after surgery. Then, you will need a retainer to maintain your beautiful smile.

Like all surgeries, there are risks. However, Orthognathic surgeries have been around for years and are pretty safe and effective. If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to ask questions before the procedure.

Most people can’t wait to have the smile they deserve. That is the best reward of the surgery. It can also help your self-confidence. Whether you need surgery to correct your bite, a malocclusion, or a jaw abnormality, we can help you have a smile you want to show off.


If you have any questions about Surgical Orthodontics, don’t hesitate to Contact Us today at 9876065154 directly.


Clinical Protocol

Diagnostic & Recommending Treatment Options

Following diagnostic procedures are performed

  • A full medical and dental health history
  • A Clinical examination
  • X-rays of the teeth and jaw
  • Full Set of Facial And Intra Oral Photographs
  • Plaster models of the teeth

After the assessment is done, the exact treatment plan is decided in Consultation with the patients and their Parents/Guardians.

For beautiful smiles with all the treatment modalities present under a roof visit Dr Bansal’s Dental Club, Zirakpur.


All the treatment options (Braces – (Metal /Ceramic / Self Ligating) / Aligners) are capable of producing the desired results, however each has its own advantages and indications. Dr Ajay Bansal after analysis of your case will suggest you the particular treatment that is good for you.

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