• A smile is an inexpensive way to Change Your Looks.

  • A smile is an inexpensive way to Change Your Looks.

  • A smile is an inexpensive way to Change Your Looks.



Orthodontic Treatments

The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and also increase the lifespan of your teeth. Only your dentist or orthodontist can determine whether you can benefit from orthodontics, and devise a treatment plan that is best suited for you. Orthodontic treatment can be carried out for purely aesthetic reasons with regards to improving the general appearance of patients' teeth and includes facial reconstruction as well.

Many different types of appliances, both fixed and removable, are available which are used to help move teeth, muscle retainment and affect the growth of the jaws. Most of these appliances work by placing gentle pressure on the teeth and jaws.

Braces

The most common fixed appliances, the braces consist of bands, wires and or brackets. These bands fixed around the teeth or tooth act as anchors for the appliance, and brackets are most often bonded to the front of the tooth. The bands are attached to the brackets by arch wires which are passed through the brackets. Tightening the arch wire puts tension on the teeth, which gradually moves them to their proper position. Usually braces are adjusted monthly to bring about the desired results. The overall procedure may take a few months to a few years as the case maybe.

  • The most widely used traditional metal wired braces are made of stainless steel sometimes in combination with titanium, These include conventional braces, where ties are required to hold the arch wire in place, and newer self-tying (brackets.
  • Titanium braces resemble stainless steel braces but are lighter and just as strong. They are more expensive than stainless steel braces. People with allergies to the nickel in steel often choose titanium braces.
  • Clear brackets for braces are made from a ceramic composite. No matter what shade your natural tooth color is, they blend in very easily and are not very noticeable. The ceramic brackets work in the same way metal braces do, they don't fall off or crack easily, which makes them a good option for normal orthodontic treatments. Clear elastic ties and white metal ties are available to be used with these clear braces to help keep the appliances less conspicuous.

There are foods that loosen, break or bend wires and bands when you are wearing braces. So avoid hard foods such as nuts and hard cookies. Fruits and vegetables such as apples and carrots should be chopped into small pieces before eating to reduce the stress on your braces. Sticky foods are to be avoided strictly such as caramels, toffees, muesli or fruit bars and chewing gums. Habits such as nail biting, unnatural tongue thrusting, nervous picking pencil chewing and pencil chewing and at your wires can also break braces. Always be aware of these and make an effort to stop them. The important fact to remember is that damaged braces mean extra appointments, increase of treatment time and inconveniences. If case of even the slightest damage to your braces, be sure to make an appointment with your orthodontist immediately.




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