Got crooked teeth or having a problem of overbite or under bite? Orthodontic braces can help solve these problems. Even if your teeth are misaligned or you only want to improve your smile braces is the right choice for you. Some people just need retainers to fix up their teeth problems others may need surgery only if the case is worse and can’t be treated by braces but most of the people are recommended traditional braces for straightening their teeth.
Dental braces can change the look of your face that you don’t like and can make you feel more comfortable and confident after the treatment when your teeth are all well aligned and straight. If you want to go through this treatment then select a well-trained dentist for your examination.
Once you have decided to go for braces treatment you have to be very cooperative with the doctor as many dentists say that cooperation and patience are the key elements to make this treatment successful. If you think you can’t bear all the pains and problems you will face then never opt for this long and painful procedure. But if you are willing to cooperate then you can move ahead. First of all ask your friends to recommend an experienced and skilled dentist to ensure that you will get the required results. The dentist will analyze the condition of your teeth and conduct x-rays of your face and mouth and will conduct other necessary tests before starting your treatment.
Orthodontic braces have several types and the patient can choose among these different types according to his own choice. Metal and ceramic braces are the main types. Plastic braces are also available but the most common and practical braces are the traditional metal braces.
Braces are small brackets that are attached to each tooth with a special dental glue bonding. In addition to these brackets some people are given bands also called the orthodontic bands. These are made of stainless steel or plastic and are used to secure the brackets. Then there are arch wires made of metal and are attached to the brackets to guide the movement of the teeth. While you are using braces proper brushing is very important. It should be between the gums and wires to remove any food particles. It should be done both inside and outside in the same manner. After five minutes of taking any food it is necessary to brush your teeth.
Some people use braces only for cosmetic purpose like for improving their smile. Some face bite problems that includes over bite or under bite. Some may just need retainers to straighten their teeth and a few have severe problems which can only be solved though surgery.
The most common queries people have in mind about braces are; how much will it cost, how long I will have to wear it, will it be painful, how often do I have to visit the dentist, is this the right age to use braces and what care do I have to take after removing braces. You can get the best answers of these questions from your orthodontist that is treating you.