Treatment with braces
Treatment with braces is the most preferred alternative by dentists and patients for straightening the teeth. In this way, the smile becomes perfectly straight, beautiful, and radiant. What are the basics that you need to know about braces treatment? Read in our new article.
What is orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontics is this part of dental medicine, which deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of various deformities of the teeth, jaw growth, and the face.
What are the goals of orthodontic treatment?
- Correction of the incorrect arrangement of the teeth, which in turn facilitates their cleaning and maintenance of perfect oral hygiene and reduces the risk of caries and gingivitis.
- Correction of the ratio of the individual teeth, ratio to the bone, contributing to the correct transmission of masticatory pressure and danger to the dental apparatus of the tooth.
Correction of the ratio of upper and lower jaw leads to the proper functioning of the masticatory apparatus.
Most often, these problems are corrected by placing braces.
What types of braces are present?
Made of high-quality steel, metal braces are the most well-known method in performing orthodontic treatments. They are attached to each tooth, and then the orthodontist connects them with a metal arch. The arch plays a key role as it puts pressure on the teeth and thus places them in the correct position.
Ceramic braces function in the same way as metal braces but are made of a different material whose color is the same as that of the teeth or is completely transparent. This makes them an extremely aesthetic choice for patients who are worried about the color of the metal braces
The aligners are transparent rails made by special technology. They are used as an effective alternative to static braces. Each patient receives an individual package with several steps (different splints) used for a certain period of time in a specific sequence. Going to the next “step” aims to move to the result. The specific thing about them is that the patient can take them off during meals, as well as when cleaning them.
Lingual braces are metal braces placed on the inside of the teeth. This way they remain completely invisible. This type of treatment is not suitable for very difficult orthodontic cases.
What is the most suitable type of orthodontic treatment with braces for me?
Your personal orthodontist will conduct an in-depth consultation, through which together you will choose the most suitable braces for your individual case.
How long does orthodontic treatment with braces take?
The duration of orthodontic treatment depends on many factors, some of which are:
1. The age of the patient - It is of great importance for the successful completion of treatment and its favorable course. The earlier the orthodontic deformity is diagnosed, the better.
1. The heredity of the patient.
2. Patient cooperation and empathy for the healing process
3. The chosen treatment plan.
How much does braces treatment cost?
The cost of treatment may vary depending on the complexity of the specific clinical case and the type of braces used during treatment.
What is the best age for braces?
The ideal age for braces is usually around 12-13 years, while the child's mouth and jaws are still growing.
The potential for improvement in adults is more limited and treatment is likely to take longer.
How does orthodontic treatment for adults differ from treatment for children/teenagers?
The biggest difference in orthodontic treatment for adults compared to treatment for children/teenagers is that adults have already stopped bone growth. Treatment for adults may take a little longer than treatment for children/teenagers with a similar problem due to adults' maturity and bone density. Some medications and habits, such as smoking, clenching, or gnashing of teeth, or sticking out your tongue, can affect the outcome of treatment. Orthodontists usually work with the patient's family dentist to coordinate care. For some adults, the dentist and orthodontist may need to call other dental professionals, such as oral surgeons, periodontists, and endodontists, to achieve optimal dental health.
Is the treatment with braces successful?
Orthodontic treatment is usually extremely successful and you can enjoy a flawless smile.
After completion of treatment, patients need to use the chosen type of retention (tooth retainer) to prevent the teeth from returning to the position they were in before treatment.