Dental Braces (Orthodontic treatment)

Dental Braces (Orthodontic treatment)

What are Dental Braces?

Dental Braces are used to properly align the teeth during orthodontic treatment and provide the desired and beautiful smile. Dental braces are used to straighten or align the teeth and help to position them. They are also used for treating cross bites (reverse orientation bite) , deep bites, open bites (front teeth not contacting) , rotations of teeth , etc. The end results can simply be stunning, and the patient can experience the joy of a beautiful smile because anything well organized looks good and beautiful.

Why do we need Orthodontic Treatment as Dental Braces?

The teeth show their best function when aligned properly. They tend to last longer in the mouth as well. Mal-alignment of teeth due to crowding, rotation, or spaces increases the chances of dental and gum diseases affecting oral health.

What is the right time to get Dental Braces done?

Depending on the alignment of the teeth, Orthodontic treatment by Dental Braces can be started at the age of 12-13 years. There is no upper limit in terms of age for Braces. If you have good oral health and firm teeth, you can get braces at any age.

What are the types of Dental Braces?

Metal Conventional Braces:

These are the traditional and most common types of braces. There is no age limit attached to these, as patients of all ages can choose to straighten their teeth using metal braces.

Metal Self Ligating Braces:

These are Metal Brackets with a lock system and do not require the use of elastic to tie the wire. Metal self-ligating braces are more comfortable and effective than traditional metal braces. These can be used in achieving arch expansion and minimizing the need for extraction.

Ceramic Braces:

Ceramic braces are the ones with tooth-colored brackets. They use tooth color to help blend more naturally with your teeth. As these are less visible on the teeth, they are preferred by older teenagers and adults with aesthetic concerns.

Lingual Braces:

Lingual Braces are braces that are placed on the backside of the teeth, i.e., the side towards the tongue and palate. The brackets in this type of braces are customized using CAD-CAM / 3D Designing. The treatment is highly aesthetic as the metal isn’t usually visible. This can cause mild speech difficulties during the course of the treatment.

 

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