What are Dental Braces and How Do They Help

What Are Braces?

Dental Braces are the tooth alignment tool that helps in correcting overcrowded, crooked, and misaligned teeth. It is typically advised to young children to correct their teeth, but adults are also recommended braces to redress their smile. Braces gradually adjust the teeth in the desired orientation so that you have a normal bite.

Often several methods help treat crooked, misaligned teeth, but braces are the most common tool that helps in life-long tooth correction. 

General dentists can help you with basic alignment and other tooth problems, but our orthodontist specializes in correcting severe teeth misalignment with custom braces.

How Do Braces Help?

Braces help by exerting pressure on teeth for an extended period of time. The jaw conforms to the pressure exerted by teeth on the jawline, hence, adapting to it after a period of time. Underneath the gums, there is a membrane that holds teeth by its root in place. This membrane also controls the orientation of the teeth embedded in the jaw.

A number of people opt for braces, especially for children, because braces are the most traditional way and in use for quite a long period of time. They are a non-invasive and least painful way of orthodontic treatment.

Types Of Braces

There are a variety of braces available to suit your lifestyle.

Traditional braces are made of metal brackets tied with a clear elastic band. The brackets are attached to front teeth and joined with the band that conforms to the tooth shape and binds them together in a definite shape. The elastics are flexible wires or archwires. These bands create constant pressure that overtime straighten or aligns teeth.

Ceramic braces are a modification of traditional brackets. Instead of the metal, the braces are made of tooth-colored ceramics. They are also made with clear material or gold and are better in appearance.

The brackets of these braces are attached to the posterior side of the teeth, facing the tongue. They are less visible.

Clear aligners are clear plastic trays that snuggly fit your teeth. They put pressure on the teeth to gently move teeth and straighten teeth and enhance the smile. It is very convenient as you can remove them while brushing, flossing, or eating. They have to be applied for twenty-two hours a day.

After cleansing your teeth, the orthodontist applies ceramic, clear plastic, or stainless steel brackets and adheres them to your teeth with glue. It may be uncomfortable, but it does not cause pain.

 Tips To Wearing Braces

It is essential to keep your mouth clean while wearing braces. The lining of braces has spaces in between that forms enough grounds for bacterial germination. Hence, regular brushing accompanied with flossing after every meal helps in maintaining a good oral health score.

One must avoid eating sugary and oily food. Sugary food sticks on teeth and braces surface, which are not easy to clean because you need to wear them almost for the whole day.

 One must wear the braces for about twenty-two hours a day at least. Wearing them for long hours helps bring the orientation of teeth from the root in the desired alignment sooner.

Creative Dental Clinic provides professional treatment and a wide range of dental orthodontic treatments. Our orthodontists in Pune are highly adept in applying well-curated techniques in their dental solutions. You too can have a beautiful and flawless smile. Feel free to discuss your dental issues with our experts.

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