Orthodontic braces are primarily used in straightening teeth and correcting the alignment of jaws. Braces for teeth are also used in treating other dental problems such as underbite, crossbite or overbite.
Overall, dental braces can improve the appearance of a person’s teeth, especially one’s smile.
Braces teeth are devices which are used to correct crooked, crowded, or malposed teeth, and correct misaligned jaw (also known as malocclusion). Teeth braces are usually composed of brackets, bands, and wires.
These three works together to apply gentle pressure to teeth over time. This pressure causes the teeth to move in their proper positions according to treatment.
There are several types of teeth braces:
They are made of metal and include brackets that are attached on the front portion of your teeth. There are also bands attached to your posterior teeth, and a flexible wire that holds the brackets and bands together.
The brackets are made of ceramic and are less visible than traditional metal braces.
These brackets are attached on the back of your teeth, facing the tongue.
- Clear aligners:
Also known as Invisalign, these are clear plastic trays that fit tightly on your teeth. These also use pressure to gently position the teeth into their correct alignment.
Braces Sydney mainly focuses on the patient’s health and well-being. At Cosmetique Dental, we conduct initial consultation for proper treatment planning of your braces case. This will enable us to provide a detailed examination and explanation of the procedures and treatment.
The time required for a person to wear braces varies from case to case. It will depend on the severity of the dental problem, amount of spacing, jaw size, health of the gums, teeth and surrounding bone, and patient’s cooperation.
It must be noted that before proceeding with the orthodontic braces, we must ensure the health of the surrounding tooth structures first. This includes your gums, bone, tongue, and palate. Good oral health will result in a good prognosis and faster treatment time.