Orthodontics focuses on moving or straightening the teeth to improve their appearance and functioning. Orthodontics also entails the treatment and regulation of several aspects of facial growth and jaw development by spreading the bite pressure over all the teeth. The appliance placed on teeth to push them back to their proper position in the mouth is commonly known as braces, which may be fixed or removable.
Do I Need Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontic treatment is recommended for those who have crowded, crooked, or misaligned teeth. This is not just for aesthetics, but to make it easier to practice routine oral hygiene. Orthodontics can be practiced on adults and children who have all of their permanent teeth.
For metal braces, metal or ceramic pieces called brackets are placed on each tooth, which are connected by wires that can be tightened. These arch wires are inserted from bracket to bracket and routinely adjusted accordingly to put pressure on the teeth so they move gradually. The colored elastic called the O-ring attaches the archwire onto the brackets. The archwire exerts a constant force on the teeth causing them to move over time into their proper places.
Invisalign uses clear plastic braces which are actually aligner trays you can pop in and out of your mouth to gradually shift your teeth into the proper position safely and gradually, and in just as must time as braces would take.
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Benefits of Getting Braces
There are many benefits to orthodontic treatments that go beyond having a more beautiful smile including:
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You will be required to see the orthodontist every four weeks while the braces are on. During each visit, the orthodontist will clean your teeth, readjust the arch wire, and replace the elastics. The orthodontic treatment usually lasts for an average of 2 to 3 years. The treatment can get longer if you fail to visit your orthodontist regularly on schedule.
Learn more about getting braces at Copper Canyon Dentistry by calling us at 661-554-3777.