In this blog, I am going to discuss dental braces. The Orthodontist places the braces on the teeth to straighten the crooked teeth.
The orthodontist at smile plus dental care, will ask questions about your health, conduct a clinical exam, take a digital scan of your teeth, take photos of your face and teeth, and order X-rays of the mouth and head.
If braces are indeed the solution for you, the dentist or orthodontist will prescribe an appliance specific to your needs. The braces may consist of bands, wires, and other fixed or removable corrective appliances. No one method works for everyone
Mechanism of action of Dental braces
The dental braces work by applying continuous pressure over a period of time to slowly move teeth in a specific direction after application of pressure
DURATION OF DENTAL BRACES
The time required for braces varies from person to person, depending on the severity of the problem; the amount of room available; the distance the teeth must travel; the health of the teeth, gums, and supporting bone; and how closely the patient follows instructions. On average, however, after putting the braces they usually remain in place for one to three years.
DURATION OF VISIT
At smile plus dental care, the orthodontist will see the patient every month or so in order to make sure the braces are exerting a steady pressure on the teeth. To create more tension and pressure on your teeth, the orthodontist will make adjustments in the wires, springs, or rubber bands of the braces. In some cases, braces alone aren’t enough to straighten the teeth or shift the jaw. In these situations, an external appliance, such as headgear, may need to be worn at home in the evening or through the night.
Thus the dental braces are used to align the teeth to correct the smile.