Braces and Aligners to Keep Your Teeth Straight
The more recent advancement in orthodontics is wearing a state-of-art braces or aligners that are not made out with from those ugly and invasive metal clamps but into those clear and tooth colored brackets that even uses NASA type wires which are heat activated for easy tightening. They also have come up with clear retainers where there is no longer need for wire braces. Aligners are not for everyone, though, but if you visit your orthodontist, he can help you decide which is the best one for you.
Correcting your bite is the main idea of this professional and you orthodontist starts by planning out on how to move your teeth and align them correctly. Some people only need slight adjustments to move their teeth over the treatment time and these are the ones who need aligners. They are made form a clear plastic or acrylic material and fit tightly over the teeth, but they can however be removed for eating, brushing and flossing. Since aligners are removable like dentures, it is easy to get a new set of aligner every few weeks so that the teeth can continue to be moved to the right position.
There are braces that are made of ceramic or clear types which acts like the conventional braces but without the metal contraptions that do not look good; this time it has a combination of choices which separates the bond from the archwire. In order to secure the archwire that fastens all the teeth together, the bands are attached to the teeth. You can now choose the type of band are archwire to use and this is all for aesthetics. IF your teeth has light color then you should choose the transluscent or clean bands rather than ceramic bands, and this is just a basic guideline for choosing the type of band for your teeth. Your band can also be complimented by white or color coated archwire or those frosted archwire.
If the above discussion have excited you to visiting an orthodontist, let me now show you what you can expect from an orthodontic treatment.
In your first few visits you will have a medical and dental history evaluation and the dentist will then make a cast or a molding a copy of your teeth. In this sessions, you face and mouth will have their picture taken and you will also have an x-ray of your teeth and jaws. The purpose of these photographs and x-rays is so that your orthodontist can carefully plan the design and the type of brace to use and how to fabricate a custom made brace for you.
The active stage is where a treatment is already involved that indicates a regular visit for adjustments and following specific treatment requirements to ensure a successful treatment.