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Braces

Braces

Oral braces have different advantages and considerations, each with its own unique features and benefits.

Different types of braces:

  • Conventional metal braces: These are made of high-grade stainless steel and consist of brackets bonded to the teeth and connected by metal wires. They are the most recognizable type of braces.

  • Ceramic braces: Similar in design to traditional braces, ceramic braces use clear or tooth-colored brackets that blend in with the teeth, making them less noticeable.

  • Lingual braces: Lingual braces are placed on the back (lingual) side of the teeth, making them virtually invisible from the front. They are custom-made for each patient and offer a discreet orthodontic option.

  • Self-ligating / Damon braces: These braces utilize a specialized design that eliminates the need for elastic bands to hold the wires in place. This can result in less friction and discomfort during treatment.

  • Clear aligners: Clear aligners or invisible dental braces, such as Invisalign, are removable plastic trays that gradually move the teeth into alignment. They are virtually invisible and offer a convenient option for orthodontic treatment.

 

it's important to consult with an orthodontist to determine which option is best suited for your individual needs.

When you should consider getting a Dental Brace ​

You should consider getting dental braces if you have any of the following dental issues:

  • Crooked Teeth: If your teeth are misaligned, overlapping, or rotated, braces can help straighten them.

  • Malocclusion (Bite Problems):
    Overbite: When your upper front teeth overlap significantly over your lower front teeth.
    Underbite: When your lower front teeth protrude past your upper front teeth.
    Crossbite: When some upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth instead of outside.
    Open Bite: When your upper and lower front teeth don't meet when your mouth is closed.
    Deep Bite: When your upper front teeth cover most or all of your lower front teeth when biting down.

  • Spacing Issues: If you have gaps or spaces between your teeth (diastema) or unevenly spaced teeth, braces can close these spaces and create a more uniform appearance.

  • Crowded Teeth: If your teeth are overcrowded or there isn't enough space in your jaw for all your teeth to fit properly, braces can align your teeth and create space.

  • Aesthetic Concerns: If you're unhappy with the appearance of your smile due to dental misalignment or irregularities, braces can help improve the aesthetics of your teeth and smile.

  • Functional Problems: If you experience difficulty chewing, biting, or speaking due to dental misalignment or bite issues, braces can improve your overall oral function and comfort.

  • Preventive Orthodontics: In some cases, braces may be recommended as a preventive measure to address potential orthodontic problems early, especially in children and teenagers.

Consult with an orthodontist to determine if braces are the right treatment for your specific dental needs. The orthodontist will conduct a thorough examination, assess your dental and facial structure, discuss your treatment goals, and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.

If you're experiencing any dental discomfort, it's crucial to contact your dentist promptly. Your oral health is our priority. Click the button below for any dental inquiries.

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