Dr.Bhagyalakshmi is our Orthodontist and Invisalign Specialist. She has completed her graduation and post-graduation in Orthodontics from the prestigious Government Dental College and Research Institute, Bangalore. Dr.Bhagyalakshmi also has a PhD in Dentistry from JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore. She is an authorized Myobrace provider and also is a trained Invisalign specialist and is the leading Invisalign provider in Mysore.
Dr.Bhagyalakshmi is a “Breathe Healthy“ consultant at JSS Hospital Mysore. Her focus is on identifying the problem at an early age and correct the condition. She is also an academician with 13 years of experience and has published many papers in international and national journals. She has also delivered guest lectures at many conferences.
Trained in Invisalign both in India and Abroad, Dr.Bhagyalakshmi was invited to attend the Asia Pacific Symposium conducted by Invisalign at Singapore in the year 2019.
Currently, Dr.Bhagyalakshmi is working as an Associate Professor at JSS Dental College and Hosptial, Mysore. She also visits a few Private Dental Clinic as an Orthodontic consultant and Invisalign provider
Apart from the conventional Orthodontics and Invisalign, Dr.Bhagyalakshmi also practices Myobrace system.
Myobrace system is popular for preventing the orthodontic problem in children while they are growing. This would prevent the need for braces at a later age. Kids who have habits like mouth breathing, tongue thrusting are good candidates for Myobrace system.
The child should be brought to the orthodontist as early as 7 years of age when their jawbones and teeth are developing to get the best results with Myobrace.
Myobrace can also be used in young adults for correcting certain habits like mouthbreathing, snoring, tongue thrusting etc. It also helps in mild alignment of the teeth and correcting TMJ problems.
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Few frequently asked questions on braces treatment.
Frequently asked questions on Braces/Orthodontic Treatment
Who can get orthodontic treatment done?
When should one start the treatment?
Braces treatment is usually started once all the permanent teeth have appeared in the mouth (about 13 years of age). However, there are many interceptive treatment procedures wherein, if started at an early age, we can prevent many of the alignment problems at a later age.
I missed getting my braces when I was young, can I get it now?
Yes, the treatment technology is so advanced that adult orthodontics has gain popularity. We will be able to treat even if they are over 50 years of age.
How long will be the treatment?
Orthodontic treatment generally takes about 12 months to 18 months on an average. The duration depends on the complexity of the treatment. Age also determines the duration of the treatment. In teenagers, the treatment may finish soon whereas in adults the treatment duration may be longer
Will it hurt during treatment?
The Orthodontist will be placing braces and wire on your teeth and will be tightening it or changing the wire every month. There will be some discomfort and pain initially which will gradually reduce.
Are there any food restrictions during braces
Sticky food needs to be avoided during braces treatment. Also, it is recommended not to bite hard food from front teeth to avoid breakage of the braces.
Will any of my teeth be removed during braces treatment?
Removing teeth depends on the treatment. If there is severe crowding of the teeth, we may have to remove a few teeth in order to push the remaining treatment back and align the teeth perfectly
Will I be able to brush my teeth properly?
Your dentist will teach you the correct brushing technique as well as techniques to clean in between the wires and braces. If you follow the instructions correctly, you will be able to clean your teeth properly
Will I have to wear retainers after the treatment?
In order to prevent the teeth coming back to its’ original position (relapse), your dentist will advise you to wear retainers at least for 6 months. Nowadays a permanent retainer is placed on the inner aspect of the teeth in order to retain the teeth in the new perfect position.
Are there any alternatives for braces?
Clear aligners/Invisalign are alternatives for braces. Please click here to know more about Invisalign.