Dental Braces Frequently Asked Question
What are dental braces?
Dental braces are devices that are attached on teeth to move the teeth and straighten the teeth. A dental brace usually consists of “metal or ceramic tooth color brackets” that are bonded to the teeth and a “Nickel Titanium Memory wire” that is place in the brackets. The Nickel Titanium Memory wires are “tightened” and work together with the brackets to move teeth into the desired positions.
What are braces like? Or What types of dental braces are available?
There are two types of orthodontic braces, fixed and removable. Some are removable, which you take out at night, to eat a meal or to clean them. Some are fixed and stay in all the time. Some of these are clear, so you can hardly see them on your teeth like clear braces or invisible braces.
Types of orthodontic braces
Traditional metal wired braces: are made from stainless steel and most common type of braces
Lingual braces: custom made fixed braces bonded to the back of the teeth making them invisible to other people.
Ceramic Braces: are made from Ceramic material and Known as tooth color braces
Titanium braces: Same look like stainless steel braces but are lighter and just as strong. Person with allergies to the nickel in steel often choose titanium braces, but they are more expensive than traditional stainless steel braces.
Clear aligners are the clear alternative to metal braces for teens to adult. These clear braces are the virtually invisible way to make better your smile.
Braces are devices used in orthodontia that align and straighten teeth and help to position them with regard to a person’s occlusal bite, while also working to improve oral health. Braces are often used to correct malocclusions, overbites, cross bites, open bites, deep bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw.
How do braces work?
In their whole, for traditional braces, the wire that is attached to the brackets works to put continues pressure on the teeth to move to a specified direction. Dental braces work by applying continuous pressure over a period of time to slowly move teeth in an exact direction. As the teeth move, the bone changes shape as metal wire tightens pressure is applied.
How long will I have to wear braces?
The time required for orthodontic braces treatment varies from person to person, depending on the severity of the problem like teeth spacing, crowding, deep bite, open bite; oral hygiene the health of the teeth, gums, and supporting bone and how carefully the patient follows instructions.
Yet normally, once the dental braces are placed on, they are kept in place in teeth for one to two years. After braces are removed, most patients will need to wear a retainer all the time for the first six months, then only during sleep for next six months.
How often will I need to see the orthodontist during treatment? Or how often will I need to visit the orthodontist?
Generally your dental braces will need adjusting every month. To create more pressure on your teeth make corrections in the wires, rubber bands.
Will dental braces cause pain or teeth sore?
Some of the adjustments during monthly visit few hours after fitting dental brace your teeth may well feel tender and sore. This discomfort may last for three to four days and a mild analgesic, such as paracetamol, can help relieve the pain.
What care can I expect after the braces remove?
After any type of orthodontic treatment a retainer will be provided. This has to be worn for an indefinite period to prevent any relapse. After braces are removed, most patients will need to wear a retainer all the time for the first six months, then only during sleep for next six months.
Comparison between Invisible braces and Metal braces
Transparent and almost invisible to the naked eye.
Reduced chair side time.
No need of routine dental clinic visit so for a wire tightening.
Maintenance of Oral hygiene is easy.
You can remove your clear braces when you eat, drink, brush and floss.
Metal Braces, Wire & rubber band Visible.
Require more chair side time.
Have to come at dental clinic every 3 to 4 weeks.
Difficult to maintain oral hygiene because of fixed metal braces.
Feeling uncomfortable when you eat, drink, brush and floss.
How much do braces cost?
The latest update is that most peoples are satisfyingly amazed to find out that the cost of clear braces orthodontic treatment is usually comparable to the cost of traditional bracket & wire braces.
Of course, the doctor will be able to fully determine your treatment cost, which is based on your exact requirements. These reasons can include the difficulty of your case, how long your treatment time duration will take. Even your age can have an effect on the price of treatment.
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