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Orthodontic treatment (usually with braces) is most often used to improve the appearance and alignment of crooked, protruding or crowded teeth, and to correct problems with the bite of the teeth.
Orthodontics is one of the dental specialties that, in addition to diagnosing and treating teeth, pays attention to facial abnormalities that are caused by irregular teeth. The results of orthodontic treatment can be dramatic; A beautiful smile, improved dental health and improved quality of life for many people of all ages. Orthodontic problems, which can be caused by genetic and environmental factors, must be diagnosed before starting treatment. Appropriate diagnosis, including radiographs and dental checkups, including scaling, neurosurgery, and treatment, typically takes between 6 and 30 months, depending on the individual’s age and dental abnormalities.
An orthodontist will evaluate your teeth and mouth to determine if orthodontic equipment will be useful to you. Based on the results of the first consultation, our specialists at Victor Dental Care Dentistry will develop a suitable treatment plan for you or suggest another option. You can call our numbers to get advice from our specialists or to book an appointment to treat your dental problems.
There are 5 main types of braces available today:
Clear aligners like Invisalign.
Traditional braces, made from high-grade stainless steel, are the most common type of braces. They have progressed to become lighter and more comfortable than ever before. Metal brackets are attached to the teeth using orthodontic cement and are linked together by archwire. Tiny elastic ties are used to keep the archwire in place and can be silver or colorful. As our patient, you have the option of customizing your traditional braces by adding colored elastic ties.
Self-ligating braces can be metal or clear and typically look similar to traditional braces. These braces use a specialized clip in place of elastics to secure the archwire in place and reduce the friction and force applied onto teeth. With self-ligating braces, tooth movement can be faster and may require fewer adjustment appointments.
Old metal braces made of stainless steel are the most common type of brace and are suitable for all age groups. A thin, flexible metal wire that passes through the brackets gently guides the teeth into position. You can choose colored elastics for the brackets to make the brackets look less old and attractive.
Ceramic braces function in the same way as traditional metal braces except they are clear, making them less visible. These braces are great for adults or older teenagers who have cosmetic concerns regarding braces. However, they require a higher level of oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and more fragile than traditional metal braces. Ceramic braces are primarily used on the visible upper front teeth rather than on lower teeth.
Ceramic braces are similar to metal braces, but the brackets of ceramic braces are made of transparent material and are therefore less visible on the teeth. These braces are commonly used by teens and adults because they are almost invisible. The only disadvantage of ceramic braces is that they are more fragile and elastic knots can change color between orthodontic visits and require more oral hygiene.
Damon orthodontics are also available in metal, ceramic or transparent brackets and are made from materials similar to conventional braces. These types of braces provide quick results and do not require regular visits to an orthodontist. Damon braces do not require banding, which makes them different from regular braces.
Transparent liners are almost invisible. Because these liners are removable, you can eat and drink whatever you want during the treatment period. These plates are easy to put on compared to other braces.
Clear aligners are invisible trays resembling mouthguards that act as braces to straighten your teeth. These aligners are custom-made, comfortable acrylic trays that can be removed at any time, allowing you to eat and drink what you want while working towards a better smile. Being able to remove the aligners makes it easy to brush and floss your teeth. Another benefit to clear aligners is that they will not cause mouth abrasions during treatment since they are not made of metal
Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth rather than in front, making them invisible to others when you smile. This makes them a great option for patients with cosmetic concerns regarding braces. The entire metal appliance and brackets are customized to match the shape of your teeth exactly. These braces are a great option for athletes, models, actors/actresses, musicians who play wind instruments, and adult professional
Unlike regular braces, there are special braces that do their job behind the teeth and are called lingual braces. Because these braces are attached to the back of the tooth, they will become invisible when you smile. Lingual braces are a very reasonable option for athletes, actors, wind instrument players and adult professionals.
When the active treatment period is complete, the braces are removed and you enter the maintenance period. This part of the treatment is essential for maintaining the long-term stability of the new bite. The retainers hold the teeth in place to allow the bones, gums, and muscles to adapt to the new location. It is very important to use your retainer. Otherwise, your teeth will return to their original position and the benefits of using braces will be lost.
The expander is usually used during the initial orthodontic treatment and is placed in the upper jaw like a retainer. Using a gentle, continuous force, the palate expands the maxilla gradually and painlessly, creating more space for dense teeth and resolving many other problems.
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