Guide to Orthodontic Care Orthodontics have never been so advanced that today you no longer have to suffer wearing those metal braces that don’t even look nice, but instead they have created invisible aligners that are made of clear and tooth colored brackets that uses NASA type wires and can easily be tightened because they are heat activated. They also have come up with clear retainers where there is no longer need for wire braces. Visiting an orthodontist may help to decide which cosmetic treatment is for you because these aligners are not really for everyone. Correcting your bite is the main idea of this professional and you orthodontist starts by planning out on how to move your teeth and align them correctly. Some people only need slight adjustments to move their teeth over the treatment time and these are the ones who need aligners. These aligners are made from clear plastic or acrylic materials and they fit snugly over your teeth, but the advantage is that you can remove them if you want to eat, brush or floss your teeth. Since they are removable similar to dentures, getting a new set every few weeks to continue teeth movement into a desired position is easy. Braces made of ceramic or are clear type function just like the traditional braces without the ugly looking metal contraptions, and now they have a combination of choices by separating the band from the archwire. In order to secure the archwire that fastens all the teeth together, the bands are attached to the teeth. And for a purely aesthetic reason, you can now either choose what type of band to use and what type of archwire cord to exploit. IF your teeth has light color then you should choose the transluscent or clean bands rather than ceramic bands, and this is just a basic guideline for choosing the type of band for your teeth. This also has to be complimented by either those white or color coated archwire or those frosted archwire.
A 10-Point Plan for Dentists (Without Being Overwhelmed)
After saying all that and your expectation is now high to visit an orthodontist or a dentist, it is best to inform you first of what is involved in an orthodontic treatment or what to expect.
Services – Getting Started & Next Steps
Your medical and dental history evaluation will take place in your first few visits after which the dentist will make a cast of a molding a copy of your teeth. This includes taking a picture of your face and mouth and an x-ray of the your teeth and jaws. The purpose of these photographs and x-rays is so that your orthodontist can carefully plan the design and the type of brace to use and how to fabricate a custom made brace for you. So when you are already treated and given you braces, you will need to regularly visit your dentist so that it can be adjusted and to follow specific treatment requirements so that the whole treatment will be successful. Braces are removed upon completion of the treatment and then retainers are given.