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It is a myth that only children make sense to wear braces.The aesthetic result, most of the times, it is just as good and in adults.There are some limitations in the case of adults, because they often have more problems with their teeth,such as periodontitis or gingivitis.However, none of these restrictions does not decisively obstacles to orthodontic treatment.Also worth noting that there are now braces ... almost invisible, if we consider that the "classic" metal is not so flattering.Read the options you have, but also the answers to questions that may concern you so "put your teeth on the straight path."
What can blame for the imperfections of the teeth?
One of the possible causes are skeletal problems in the facial area, which are treated more easily in childhood, while adults can take up to interference and maxillofacial surgeon.Sometimes the imperfections of teeth due to dental problems simply, for example a child or an adult may simply have crooked teeth. It can also be a combination of skeletal and dental problems, so the doctor will work with other specialists.
How and when help Braces?
The braces are placed by orthodontist in the mouth and remain there for as long as necessary, in order to restore the problem.Braces glued to teeth, pushing and moving them very slowly in the right positions. Their use is indicated when:
● Crooked teeth cause problems either aesthetically or functionally. Probably, you do not feel comfortable when you smile or you have difficulty chewing, cleaning or speech.
● Incorrect positioning of teeth prevents the implant or bridge.
● You have advanced periodontal disease, which can lead to serious changes in the position of your teeth.
● The front teeth protrude much. Braces can protect them if you hit, so you do not break them or even not to "lose."
What kind of braces to put?
After your conversation with the orthodontist about your needs and desires, you will end up together in the best orthodontic treatment for you and you decide what kind of mechanism orthodontist will put fixed or mobile.
1. The stationary mechanisms (fixed)
This is the "classical" braces which stick to the outer surface of the teeth. In recent years used smaller metal braces (mini) than before, so the aesthetic result is better and cleaned more easily.The linguistic braces that stick to the inner surface of the teeth are belonging to the metal braces.Not shown, but despite the fact that moving more than twenty years, it is very widespread,it is very convenient to use and must be worn for a long time, to achieve the desired result.
Represent the response of Orthodontics in the aesthetic problem posed in many metal braces. They seem much less, cost more than the classic metal and have equally good result.
2. Removable braces
The removable braces as their name suggests, can be removed from and placed in the mouth by the patient. They are made of wire and plastic and are made outside the mouth on the plaster models of the mouth of the patient.Placed mainly in children. For example, they can be used in a child aged 6-7 years, which has not yet changed the teeth and the palate is very narrow. Help the teeth and facial bones of the child to develop harmoniously. For the best results when the child changed all his teeth will likely have to wear fixed braces.
Based on the template (mold) of your teeth, creating a series of transparent aligners designed to restore misaligned teeth in their proper place (looks like a very thin "mouth guard" that can only be removed during eating and brushing). Mainly used in simple problems crooked teeth and the cost is higher than a standard treatment with braces.
1. Braces hurt?
If someone wants to wear braces and retain them in his mouth all the time necessary, one should know what they will face. Those, therefore, wear them for the first time, usually the first two to four days (called adjustment period) feel pressure on teeth that cause mild pain. Gradually, discomfort subside, until they disappear. Also, the discomfort usually redone for a few days and then they pass-whenever the orthodontist adjusts.
2. Can I chew and I brush my teeth "normal"?
Yes, arising minor but easily treated.
When you chew.
The doctor will recommend that you avoid eating hard (eg steak, nuts) or sticky foods (eg chewing gum, candy).
Because braces covering of the teeth, you should brush them thoroughly three times a day (after each meal) and additionally using interdental brushes, fluorides solutions, and visit your dentist to check and clean more often than usually, about every four months.
3. How long should I wear them?
The time must remain braces mouth varies and depends on the specific needs of each individual. An average time of a comprehensive treatment in children or adults ranges from a half to two years. However, there are cases, especially in young children, which are adequate few months to fix a very simple problem or, conversely, when it is complex, require more than two years.
4. How often to visit the orthodontist?
At regular intervals (every four to eight weeks, depending on the phase of treatment), you should visit the orthodontist to check your progress and adjust mechanisms depending on the specifics of your mouth.
5. Is the result permanent?
"The effect is maintained for a long time, long after the completion of treatment to properly follow the instructions that will give your doctor,". In particular, you should wear for a specific period of time (retention time) a stabilizing mouth guard, which is made-to-measure. Depending on the case, and varies the retention time. However, a general rule applies under which, in the first six months after treatment, you should use the mouth guard stabilizing morning and evening and then for about a year only at night.
6. How much does it cost to wear braces?
The cost of treatment is shaped according to the specific characteristics and requirements of orthodontic anomaly, and the time will eventually need to complete the treatment.
7. The m most common 'accident'
● The orthodontic wire can protrude and cause a slight injury to the gums, cheek or lip of the patient.That dealt with using special orthodontic wax that will give us the doctor. If the problem is severe, it will contact the orthodontist to give us further instructions.
● O soft tissue injuries through improper use of an orthodontic appliance (headgear, mouth guard). In this case, remove the device immediately and contact your doctor.
● In case you break a brace, the headgear or mouth guard, parents should immediately inform the orthodontist, who will advise them accordingly.