Dental braces are used to align your teeth and eliminate problems such as misaligned bite, crowded teeth, oral hygiene, and jaw complications. Nowadays, traditional braces have become more comfortable, sleeker, and smaller due to dental technology advancements.
Traditional braces consist of a metal bracket placed on your teeth via an adhesive. There is a wire that connects the braces that need to be adjusted 4-6 week as there is a need for periodic tightening to straighten your teeth. Braces allow a steady pressure to align your teeth and jaw. They save you from the embarrassment of misaligned or crowded teeth and give back your smile.
What are dental braces?
Traditional braces are made of metal titanium or stainless to align your jaw and straighten your teeth. Modern metal braces are sleeker, flatter, smaller, and lightweight than the traditional ones. Now braces are also found in colors to match your teeth.
Traditional braces have brackets attached with teeth using an adhesive for dental bonding. With each bracket, a dental wire is attached to connect them. You need to periodically visit your dentist for follow-ups and tightening to align your teeth
When do you need to teeth braces?
There are many reasons why you need to wear the traditional braces including the following condition:
- Gaps between teeth
- Misaligned jaw
- Buck teeth
What are clear and hidden braces?
With advanced dental technology, you can now have clear braces that are less noticeable. These braces are made from ceramic or composite material. The braces are colored the same as your natural teeth.
Is it good to wear braces for Adults?
Just like kids, adults need to straighten their smiles and be confident. Braces allow you to maintain good oral hygiene and save your teeth from damage and decay.
How long do I need to wear dental braces?
Usually, the treatment lasts 12 to 24 months, but the duration of your treatment may vary as per your individual case. You need to wear a retainer after the treatment to prevent your teeth from misaligning again.
How to take care of teeth braces?
Wearing braces you need to keep your oral hygiene in good shape. You need to avoid sugary, crunchy, sticky, and hard foods. These types of food can build up plaque around the bracket of your braces. Sometimes it can damage or decay your teeth or lead to permanent stains.