In case you have got bad or crooked teeth, there are many treatments that can assist you in making your teeth strong and that may include retainers and dental braces. There are several general dentists that do the a basic alignment and orthodontics. The orthodontics have got an expertise in rectifying the problems of the teeth.
The dentist you opt for will ask some questions regarding your health and also do a clinical examination. The dentist will take impressions of your teeth and also take some photos of your teeth and face. He will order the X-rays of the head and mouth. A nice treatment plan is prepared on after analyzing the collected information.
A surgery may be required if needed. In many instances, the dental braces will be required. In case the braces are the best solution for you, the dentist will give an appliance that suits your requirements. The braces will have wires, bands and other removable corrective appliances. The braces work by application of consistent pressure within some time duration in order to move the teeth in a particular direction. The bone alters its shape as there is application of some pressure.
Braces are made up of components like brackets that are bonded in front of the tooth with a dental bonding agent or are attached to the orthodontic bands. The brackets are usually like handles that hold the archwires that move the teeth. There are many types of brackets that include stainless steel and tooth coloured plastic or ceramic that may be chosen.
The brackets are placed to the teeth’s back so as to conceal them from the view. The orthodontic bands are stainless steel, tooth coloured material that may be cemented to the teeth with dental bonding agents. They are wrapped over the tooth to give an anchor for the brackets. They are very costly than the stainless steel. They may not be used in all the patients. Some people possess only brackets.
There are also spacers that may fit between the teeth in order to make a small space before the orthodontic bands placement. The arch wires can get attached to the brackets and they are like tracks to guide the movement of the teeth. The arch wires are composed of metal or are tooth coloured.
There are ties that have small rubber rings or fine wires that fasten the arch wire to the brackets. They may be metal or coloured. A buccal tube on the last tooth has the end of arch wire that is in place. There are small elastic rubber bands that can hold the archwires to the brackets. The springs can be placed on the arch between the brackets to pull, push and close the teeth spaces.
The mini braces that are small in size in comparison to the conventional braces. There is one more way making the teeth straight and that may work when the teeth crowding is not that bad. Your dentist will have a discussion with you regarding the different kinds of braces with you and ascertain that you get the finest alternative for your situation.