Functional Appliances and Jaw Orthopaedics.
Large overbites, Overjets (“buck teeth”), underbites, narrow jaws can all be corrected easily with the appropriate treatment modalities. This can avoid the need for future complex treatment such as extractions and jaw surgery if addressed appropriately at the right age.
Early intervention and prevention in young children
Early treatment is defined as treatment provided before the full set of permanent teeth have erupted and can start in some children as early as 7 years of age. The objective of early treatment is to prevent or minimise more problems later. Early intervention can prevent invasive complicated treatment later on and can avoid extractions and jaw surgery.
The treatment can involve an expander plate, appliances to guide growth or partial braces. We customise the treatment to the individual needs of the patient in order to provide a successful outcome.
By assessing your child early Dr Shimanto Purkayastha can:
Reduce or eliminate the need for extraction.
Avoid the need for future jaw surgery.
Correct harmful oral habits.
Progress speech development.
Encourage the jaw to grow correctly.
Simplify and shorten treatment time for full braces.
Increase the stability of final treatment results.
Guide permanent teeth into alignment.
Preserve or gain space for erupting permanent teeth.
Reduce potential damage to jaw joints.
Identify upper airway obstruction and problems related to mouth-breathing.
Create room for crowded, erupting teeth.
Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth.
Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
In many instances Dr Shimanto Purkayastha determines that early treatment is not needed. If so, your child is offered complimentary six monthly check-ups to ensure that the teeth and jaws are developing correctly.
Your child will benefit from becoming familiar with the orthodontic staff and the office environment. This ensures a pleasant experience during any future orthodontic treatment if this is needed. Familiarising your child with orthodontics and dental care will also help them to make positive associations with oral health which will help to carry on maintaining good dental health regimes later in life.
Dr Shimanto Purkayastha is part of a team of eminent well known and highly regarded specialists in many field of dentistry and medicine. Our patients with complex problems and several medical and/or dental issues have access to several specialist and experts in different fields. This means that regardless of how complex a problem may be we can ensure excellent outcomes for you.
Orthognathic and Facial Reconstructive Surgery
Dr Shimanto Purkayastha is part of a highly specialised team consisting of several renowned and eminent medical and dental specialists to treat patients with significant and complex problems that are often addressed with jaw and facial reconstructive surgery. This means we can provide excellent results even for patients with severe jaw and facial imbalances and disproportions.
Implants are becoming more popular and accessible as the gold standard to replace missing teeth. However, for successful results the implant site must be the correct size and surrounding teeth must be appropriately positioned. Dr Shimanto Purkayastha has worked with many implant doctors to orthodontically move teeth to prepare the sites for excellent implant placement.