If a person has non aligned teeth or dis proportionate bite there are different kinds to treatment to straighten the teeth and give them a better shape.Braces and retainers helps a person in giving his irregular teeth a good shape.Braces are corrective bands and wires placed on the teeth.Braces put pressure for a particular period of time and give teeth a particular direction.Due to this slow and continuous pressure the teeth of a person slowly start aligning and come into a proper shape.Braces can be of different types-:
There are various reasons that results in crooked teeth-:
Its better to take the opinion of a dentist when permanent teeth start coming.Children by the age of seven years should consult pedaetric dentist to get the best advice for braces.
The best time to start an orthodontic treatment is around the age of 12 13years to have a correct assessment of your oral condition.Orthodontist can be consulted if you experience-
Initially after getting the braces there will be a certain discomfort as it take time to adjust according to your mouth.Wax can be applied on the inner part of braces to keep them smooth with cheeks and tongue.
The braces need to be readjusted only once in a month as they fall lose or get detached.Your dentist will give the best advice for the braces readjustment.
Ideally Orthodontic screening by a Pedodontist (Children dentist) is recommended at the age of around 7yrs. Children can consult an orthodontist when permanent teeth start to erupt, the Pedodontist can suggest Orthodontist intervention. However ,treatment is not recommended this early. Orthodontist gives good idea of treatment that is likely to be needed, and when to begin. It is important for children to consult Orthodontist around the age of seven as orthodontic problems are corrected easily by early detection and screenings.
The time period of braces differs from person to person.The condition of the teeth also decide how long the braces will be kept.The standard time to keep the braces is 18 months
You can take care of your teeth during the braces treatment by doing the following this
It is suggested only when there is intense of teeth crowding which leads to insufficent space in the jaw.To maintain a proper alignment teeth extraction can be done
Its never too late for an orthodontic treatment.As soon as you find certain kind of problem in your teeth or jaw bone you can visit a dentist.Braces are not only for children but can also be used by adults
Your braces are totally adjusted with the teeth and mouth.They do not create any kind of discomfort while doing any kind of activity.You can freely play sports,eat or sing or do any other kind of co-curricular activies.
Although braces are fixed with your but in certain cases they might get loose or dislodged.This may be eating a hard food or during a physical activity.Following instructions need to be followed-:
These days people are concerned about there looks and facial appearance.There are various types of treatment than having braces.Invisalign is most common among them as these are invisible plastic aligners which help is better positioning of teeth.The other two options that patients can choose are-:
If the treatment is ignored there are two types of effects.
In case of over crowding and eruption of teeth serial extraction is suggested by the pedodontist.After an oral examination deciduous canines are extracted to create space for incisors and their proper alignment, after that a year later deciduous first molars are extracted, to provide space for eruption of first premolars and finally first premolars are extracted to create space for proper alignment of permanent canines.