What are braces and what do they serve?
Braces are a treatment method to straighten or move your teeth to improve their appearance and functionality. Braces can help you take care of the long-term health of your teeth and gums and eat more comfortably by spreading the bite pressure to all your teeth. It directs the pressure by slowly moving the teeth in the right direction. As pressure sets in, the bone in the jaw flexes to allow the teeth and roots to move.
Who usually gets orthodontic treatment and wears braces?
The best time to wear braces is usually in childhood. However, adults can also receive orthodontic treatment. Today, we see more applications for adults. Since it is essential to have healthy teeth and gums, it should be planned at the right time. In children, adequate teeth can be expected before starting treatment.
It is important that your mouth is fit and healthy before undergoing orthodontic treatment. For example, some patients with advanced gum disease cannot be treated with orthodontic treatment. An orthodontist can decide whether you can have orthodontics.
Why might I need braces?
There are many reasons why you should want or be recommended to have braces. Some of the most common causes are:
Extremely cramped or crooked teeth
Not enough space between your teeth
Protruding upper front teeth (called ‘overjet’)
Lower teeth that bite far behind your upper teeth (called “overbites”)
Upper front teeth (called ‘underbites’) that bite behind your lower teeth
Discomfort you feel about your smile
How does it feel to wear braces?
Most braces are made of metal, but some can also be made of ceramic or plastic. They are designed to be comfortable, but in some cases they can cause mild pain. It may also feel sensitive or sore when your teeth start to move. These problems usually do not last long (a few days at the most). These can occur at the beginning of your treatment and before adjustment.
Your braces may seem big in your mouth at first, but it’s important to remember that your mouth will adapt and get used to them. This instrument, which is applied to direct your teeth to a new and suitable position, can show its effect with continuous use.
How long does the treatment take?
It depends on how out of position your teeth are. It can take from a few months to two and a half years. Most people can be cured within one to two years.
Do I need to continue to see the orthodontist during treatment?
Yeah. Everyone will have a schedule adjusted to them by the orthodontic team, and braces usually need to be adjusted every 6 to 8 weeks.
You will need regular appointments with your orthodontist to get the best possible results. They will check your braces and teeth and make adjustments to the corset if necessary.
Are straight teeth the only benefit of wearing braces?
No, orthodontic treatment has many benefits. Orthodontic treatment will straighten or put your teeth in a better position. This treatment not only improves the appearance and adhesion of teeth, but also makes them easier to clean. Some people have protruding teeth. These teeth can be realigned (inside the lip) and this can protect them and help keep them clean.
It can be difficult to keep crooked and crooked teeth clean. Making them flat can make cleaning easier. Teeth that do not engage can wear out over time. This can change their appearance.
Strange ‘bites’ often cause jaw problems, but straight and even teeth allow you to chew food more comfortably. If you think you have jaw pain, please consult a dentist for advice. There may be other issues that need to be fixed. Only a dentist or orthodontist can advise you in this regard.
Orthodontic treatment may be the best way to improve your teeth. But before you begin, it is important that you discuss all aspects of your treatment – and possible and realistic outcomes.
Can orthodontics damage my teeth?
Braces alone do not cause any damage. But poor cleaning and too much sugary food and drink can cause permanent damage to your teeth. You need to clean your teeth and braces very carefully. Because your teeth and the roots of your teeth move within the bone, it can cause the root to shorten a bit. This change will not harm your teeth and should not prevent you from getting treatment. It is important to be told about the possible risks before undergoing orthodontic treatment. If orthodontic treatment is applied incorrectly, there may be permanent damage to the jawbone, gums and tooth roots. A fully equipped and qualified orthodontist will avoid these scenarios.
Is orthodontic work permanent?
It is always possible for the teeth to move. Orthodontic treatment aims to bring the teeth into a fixed position. Because this process is complicated, it requires an expert understanding of where and how the teeth can be moved.
The new position of your teeth should be stable. However, you should wear your braces for the period recommended by your orthodontist. Following this will help prevent your teeth from returning to their original position. Even if they do very little, you may be disappointed with the result.
You will also need to wear a ‘holder’ regularly for a while after your treatment is finished. This practice prevents your teeth from returning to their pre-treatment position. Meditürk doesn’t want all your hard work to go to waste!
How do I take care of my braces and teeth?
During and after orthodontic treatment, it is important to have your teeth checked by your dental team at routine check-ups.
Clean your teeth carefully every day, including between your teeth. Braces are delicate and you should clean them carefully so they don’t break. Your dental team will be able to show you how to do about the braces you are wearing.
Again, reduce your consumption or frequency of sugary foods and drinks. Sticky and hard food can also damage this object.
Finally, brush your teeth last at night and at least once during the day. Use mouthwash if necessary. Your dental team may recommend a stronger fluoride toothpaste or perhaps a fluoride gel or mouthwash for you to use.
How successful are braces?
In most cases, orthodontic treatment works well, but you need to be committed to your treatment for it to be successful. Follow the instructions your orthodontist gives you. While wearing braces, you need to pay more attention to what you eat. To give your braces the best possible chance at healing your teeth, cutting out sugary and acidic foods is essential. This is because braces can trap bits of food and cause more plaque to form than usual. Plaque is a thin, sticky layer of bacteria that builds up on your teeth.
You should continue to see your regular dentist during and after your orthodontic treatment.
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