Dental braces are appliances that are mounted in your mouth by an orthodontist to correct crooked teeth. They can align teeth in a straight position to allow better functioning and make them esthetically pleasing. There is a broad range of brace types including the traditional metal braces, lingual, clear brackets, and invisible braces among others.
Why You May Need Dental Braces
Misaligned teeth and an incorrect bite may affect more than just the “orofacial” appearance. Through orthodontic treatment, the following conditions may potentially be corrected:
Spaces- Where you have gaps between your teeth.
Overbite- (Also called “buck teeth”)- this is where the upper teeth stick out way forward than the lower teeth.
Underbite- Occurs when the lower teeth protrude more than the upper teeth.
Open bite- Occurs when the rear teeth are biting together normally, but you still have a space between the side or/and front teeth biting surfaces.
Crossbite- When the upper set of teeth and the lower set are aligned asymmetrically
Misplaced midline- This is where the center of your upper set teeth does not align with the center of the lower set.
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Dental Braces Process
The very first step towards a new and stunning smile is setting up an initial consultation with your orthodontists. During this time, the dentist will inquire about your previous dental history and look at x-rays of your teeth and mouth. Typically, it involves:
The process begins with a full examination of your teeth and taking photos or X-rays to evaluate which option suits you best. Also, the orthodontist may establish if your mouth is in good health—the procedure is not recommended if you have inflamed gums or decayed teeth. Your dentist will then make an impression of the teeth that will be used to customize your braces.
Fitting the braces
The particular procedure of fitting the braces will depend on the type of brace. First, the orthodontist will clean your mouth. Then for a fixed brace, the orthodontist will simply mount it. However, if you are considering a removable one, the orthodontist will show you how to insert and take out the brace correctly.
You will require regular visits to your orthodontist, every four to eight weeks. S/he will assess the brace to check whether it is effective and make pressure adjustments on your teeth if necessary. Remember, you will still need to continue with your regular dental visits for a routine oral checkup.
Time it will take
The time the treatment will take varies depending on various factors such as the extent of the malocclusion (teeth positioning) and the type of brace you are using. For most people, however it normally takes one to two years to attain the desired outcome.
Want Your Smile Back? We Can Help!
At Mississauga Smile Dentistry, we pride in offering the very best dental care aimed at easing recovery. Our team of board certified and seasoned orthodontist will assess your oral health and recommend the most suitable method. Besides:
- We incorporate the latest dental technology trends in our treatment
- Our timing is flexible; all you need is to call us
- We will assist you to process your insurance claim
- We usually have offers, please check with our office
Schedule an appointment by contacting us today at (905) 270-2003 for more information