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Orthodontics Treatment

It is easy to associate orthodontics treatment including dental braces for mere aesthetics purposes. Although having an braces fix will definitely improve one’s appearance, its purpose goes beyond that.

 

Crooked or misaligned teeth, and underbite or overbite actually has lots of underlying dental health risks. For instance, it’s harder to clean crooked teeth, which will eventually results to decay in the long term. There is also such thing as chewing strain that is primarily caused by misalignment. This is why it’s important to seek orthodontic treatment when necessary.

 

One of the most popular forms of orthodontic treatment is the dental braces.
 

What are Dental Braces?

Orthodontic cases or popularly known as “braces” are dental devices used to fix the most common dental structure issues including crooked teeth, over bite, underbite, and deep bites, among others.

 

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The most commonly used type of braces today is the self ligated  braces. This is comprise of stainless steel wire and brackets. This type of brace is also considered as the most durable type, while also ensuring an easier adjustment process.

 

Any type of dental braces are done and administered by a licensed orthodontist, only.
 

How Braces Work

Braces work on gradually adjusting the teeth alignment.  achieve the correct alignment in the mouth. It applies pressure or force on the teeth using arch wires , with the goal to move the teeth at the desired direction or alignment.
 

Process of Having Dental Braces

Consultation. It first starts with a thorough consultation with an orthodontist. During this step, the actual condition of the teeth will be determined, followed by molding of the entire dental structure. Your orthodontist will then model a specific dental brace based on your dental structure and condition. Actual brace application may take place few days after the first consultation. 

 

teeth braces proceduresApplication. The teeth are thoroughly cleaned, polished, and dried as a preparation for the placement of the brackets. A special glue or cement is used to put all the brackets in place. After this, the arch wire are then inserted through the brackets, to work as the primary force in moving the teeth in the right position.. 

 

Adjustments. The adjustment period and frequency are crucial in achieving the desired results from the orthodontic treatment. Regular visits will allow your orthodontist to check on the movement and progress of your teeth. Furthermore, the rubbers and arch wire needs to be constantly tightened depending on the progress of your treatment.

 

Aftercare. After two to three weeks of braces removal, you will then be asked to start wearing retainers to prevent unnecessary movement of the teeth especially because they are still unstable in the first few weeks. Your orthodontist will determine how long you need to wear the retainers. 

 

Do you require any orthodontic treatment? Do not delay. Talk to our friendly dentists and orthodontists to see what your options are. Give us a call today.