Orthodontists use wire-based appliances to fix or correct the crowded or misaligned teeth or jaws are called Dental Braces. The main aim of dental braces is to properly adjust the teeth and jaws to create an even bite and pleasant smile. Dental braces are made up of wires, bands, and brackets. Dental braces can be fixed by the Orthodontist to straighten and align the teeth to the correct position in the jaw. Normally, dental braces are needed for the early teenage years but adults can also benefit from wearing the braces.
The application of dental braces is a corrective procedure. Following are few of the indications of Dental braces:
Following are the types of dental braces:
The usage of dental braces is generally a safe procedure. However, the following are the few of the risks associated with the dental braces:
Short term risks:
Long term risks:
To reduce the risk of damage of the teeth due to dental braces one should follow below measures:
Usually, the application of braces is not a painful procedure. However, after the adjustments of braces by the Orthodontist one can feel slight discomfort and soreness. If an individual experiences a lot of pain after the adjustments, consultation with the Orthodontist is recommended.
Usually, teeth extraction is not recommended for the application of braces. In some cases of overcrowded teeth, one or two teeth may be removed.
Braces aid to correct any irregularities in the teeth positioning, jaw correction, and improvement in aesthetics. Orthodontists apply continuous pressure on the teeth through braces over a period of intervals. As the pressure is applied, the teeth move in the specific direction and the bone modifies its shape.