Teeth Straightening Sculptured by Orthodontists are not only used to improve your appearance…
Orthodontics is the specialization of dentistry, which deals with correcting the improper bite, malocclusion of teeth, tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships.
Braces are now considered a very important fashion accessory. Orthodontics is not only used to improve your appearance. Malocclusion or mal-aligned teeth can have long term effects, such as:
- ♦ interference with normal growth and development of the jaws
- ♦ abnormal swallowing patterns
- ♦ abnormal facial muscle function
- ♦ impairment of chewing
- ♦ speech defects
- ♦ susceptibility to cavities due to the difficulty of removing plaque from crooked teeth vulnerability to accidents or fractured teeth (if your front teeth stick out, they may be more easily injured)
How Braces correct teeth?
Braces are the most efficient and accurate way of moving teeth. Teeth can slowly be moved and shifted into proper position by applying pressure in certain directions. Bands, wires and elastics are placed on the teeth to move them in the right direction. This takes place slowly and carefully over an extended period of time. Shifting teeth back into a functional position can take months to years, but eventually you’ll have a new and improved mouth!
Which types of Braces are available today?
♦ Metal dental braces:
The oldest type, in use for decades, is made of stainless steel. They are still considered the cheapest of all options.
♦ Ceramic or clear dental braces:
They are less visible and look more natural than metal braces, as they blend in with the teeth.Ceramic dental braces do not stain, and are as strong as metal ones. However, ceramic braces require a longer treatment time and can be a good deal more expensive than the metal variety.
♦ Invisible dental braces:
Invisible dental braces are known as Lingual dental braces. These braces are placed on the inside of the teeth. Lingual braces are the preferred option for those who want their braces to be truly invisible. The biggest drawback of lingual braces is that they can be uncomfortable and result in cuts and sores in your tongue. Speaking can be difficult at first too.