Most people seek orthodontic care mainly to gain a beautiful and healthy smile. When they feel too concerned about their smile, solving their problem by prescribing orthodontics appliances like braces will greatly boost their confidence and self-esteem.
Orthodontists assure their patients with the quality care they deserve, making them feel relaxed and assured all throughout the orthodontic procedure. Once the dental irregularities are fixed with braces, the confidence will return along with the smile.
How orthodontic treatment brings back the smile
An orthodontist greatly improves smiles with the use of appliances like:
- Metal bands
- Rubber bands
Braces are still the leading appliance for straightening teeth and realigning bad bites. Braces work by applying a soft but steady force in a precise predetermined direction, slowly moving the teeth to the desired position.
With the number of options now available, braces are no longer a mouthful of shiny metal. Gone are the days when teeth were completely banded. With modern dental technology, brackets are directly bonded to each tooth. Sometimes they are bonded behind the teeth to make them less detectable.
Materials for Braces
Braces can be made of different materials like:
- Stainless steel
- Combination of the above
Braces can now come as clear or tooth-colored appliances. Wires are hardly detectable and the latest materials can align teeth faster with less discomfort. People of every age can now use braces. If suitable, wires can be made of copper-titanium or nickel-titanium, which last longer and don’t need a lot of adjustments, unlike stainless steel archwires.
Length of treatment time
Orthodontic treatment can take anywhere from one to three years, depending on the treatment method used, age, and the severity or mildness of the case. Children receiving early interceptive treatment are likely to have a faster treatment duration.
Every patient has their own particular choice, values and idea of aesthetics. Before you begin an orthodontic procedure, be sure that your patient knows and understands their options, what methods are involved and how long the entire treatment will take.