ORTHODONTICS

WHY DO I NEED BRACES?

There are a number of reasons why people need braces. These reasons can range from the extreme need for braces and orthodontic work to the simple and cosmetic needs of people who just want a prettier smile. Of course, there are also people who want braces but might not necessarily need them.

If you think that you might need braces, visit your orthodontist. Your orthodontist will take some x-rays and examine your mouth and your jaws and determine what kind, if any, orthodontic work that needs to be done.

MOST COMMONLY, PEOPLE NEED BRACES TO?

Straighten their teeth: teeth that are crooked or misaligned can cause problems with peoples’ bites and they way they chew and process their food. If a bite is off, it can lead to larger problems in the jaw and even cause headaches and backaches.

Bite correction: Many people have over bites, in which is when the upper jaw extends the teeth too far forward. There are also people with under bites, when the bottom teeth jut out farther than the upper teeth. Both of these bites are bad for the jaw as the bites can lead to tension in the jaw and will keep you from biting properly. Deep over bites and under bites (when the teeth bite into the tissue of the other side of the jaw) can also cause bone damage.

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Cosmetic reasons: Some people don’t really need braces, but get them anyway because they want to improve the look of their smile. Many people think that only perfectly straight teeth are pretty and are willing to undergo the years of orthodontic work in order to have a “perfect” smile.

ANOTHER REASONS TO GET BRACES AS WELL?

  1. 1.You simply want to better chew your food. When your teeth are crooked, they might not bite or chew through your food correctly and this could lead to upset stomachs.

  1. 2.Breathing problems can develop as you get older and the roof of your mouth changes. If your teeth are straight and aligned properly, this can help keep the breathing problems at bay.

If your dentist recommends a visit to the orthodontist, you should make sure to follow your dentist’s directions. If you do not get the orthodontic work you need, you could develop problems with your teeth, your jaws, and develop other health problems as well.

TYPES OF BRACES

  1. Traditional metal-wired braces are stainless steel, sometimes in combination with titanium, and are the most widely used.

Traditional metal-wired braces is made up of small brackets glued to your teeth. The brackets are handles used to hold your teeth and straighten them; the metal wire, which runs through the brackets moves the teeth. We start with the most gentle metal wire and gradually move up through five sizes. The metal wire is held in place by tiny elastic bands, which come in different colors.

  1. Clear braces serve as a cosmetic alternative to traditional metal braces by blending in more with the natural color of the teeth or having a less conspicuous or hidden appearance.

We offer Invisalign® for clear braces. How Invisalign® works? Invisalign®takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you’ve always wanted. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.


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