Orthodontic treatment straightens your teeth so they look and work better. Braces are used to place gentle stress in your teeth. Over some months or years this pressure can move your teeth into the proper place.
Why You May Need Braces
The position of your teeth and jaws has an impact in your bite. Your bite is how your top and bottom teeth join forces. When they don’t match together correctly, that is known as a malocclusion or a bad bite. Issues like missing, crooked, crowded or protruding teeth can contribute to a bad bite. Thumb or finger sucking (present or past) may have an effect on your bite also.
A bad bite could make it hard to chew some meals and may cause some teeth to wear down. It could additionally trigger muscle tension and ache. Teeth that stick out are more easily cracked or broken. Crowded and crooked tooth are harder to brush and could also be more likely to get cavities and gum disease. Fixing a bad bite improves your smile and your oral well being. There are several types of bad bites include an overbite, a crossbite, an overjet and an open bite.
How it Works
Braces use constant, mild pressure, which over time, move tooth into their correct positions. Your braces are at work each second of your orthodontic therapy. The 2 major elements of your braces are: the brackets which are positioned in your teeth and the primary archwire that connects them. The bracket is a piece of shaped metallic or ceramic that we affix to every tooth. The archwire is bent to mirror your “best” bite. In other words, it reflects the way in which we want you to look after treatment.
The wire threads through the brackets and, as the wire tries to return to its original form, it applies pressure to move your teeth. Imagen your tooth resting in your jaw bone. With pressure on one side from the archwire, the bone on the opposite side gives way. The tooth moves. New bone grows in behind.
Connected to your braces, elastics (rubber bands) exert the right pressure that creates the correct quantity of stress to move teeth. In order for this pressure to remain fixed, elastics should be worn on a regular basis and changed frequently.
Completely different Types of Braces
Metal braces are the most popular with children and teenagers. They love utilizing totally different colors of ligature ties. These braces are a lot smaller than ever before.
Invisalign (clear braces) are available for both kids and adults.
Translucent clear ceramic braces are the preferred with adults. You have to be very near someone to be able to see them. But, since they are a ceramic material, they’re more fragile.