Stop Hiding Your Smile Because Of Irregular Teeth ?
Do you hide your smile or fear to do so in public ? Relax and stop worrying about your smile. Treatment is available and is within your reach. Orthodontic treatment (Dental Braces) may be the answer to your dental problems. Orthodontics is the best treatment for Preserving your natural teeth,getting proper chewing efficiency and getting a beautiful smile. Irregular teeth are God gifted and they will remain same is a lost concept. you can also have a beautiful smile. Just ask for it.
What are Braces ?
Dental Braces are small units which bear hooks on them and slots for wire to keep them in places. They can be made of Metal or Ceramic. They are pasted to your teeth along the alignment of tooth and then wire is placed joining all braces to work as single unit. So that desired result is achieved.
Why I should have Braces?
Although most people think that straightening the teeth is only reason for dental Braces and it is a cosmetic treatment. But this is only half true. Irregular teeth are difficult to clean , decreases chewing efficiency of teeth and may cause facial asymmetry of face. Improper cleaning result in more food accumulation and thus resulting in cavity formation and gum diseases. Orthodontic treatment can greatly improve oral health too by arranging them in a self cleaning position. Because your tongue and cheeks also play role in maintaining tooth clean.Teeth function are also improved after orthodontic treatment. Irregularities of teeth that leads to increase in the risk of dental decay or infection are also reduced.Chewing Efficiency and Facial Asymmetry can also be reduced by braces if this is because of your irregular teeth.. Therefore, a dentist may recommend orthodontic treatment for a variety of reasons.
Common types of Dental Problems due to irregular teeth :
Over Bite: When upper front teeth protrude excessively over the lower teeth.
Deep Bite: When upper front teeth covers the majority of the lower teeth when brought together.
Under Bite: When upper front teeth sit behind or inside the lower front teeth
Open Bite: When upper and lower front teeth don’t touch when biting together.
Crowding Or overlapping: When teeth appears to be crowded and resting over each another like there are more teeth in your mouth.
Mid line Diastema: When their is gap in between your front teeth only.
Spacing: When their is large spaces between teeth,
Cross Bite: When lower teeth rest outward in
1. Relation to upper teeth.
Your Dentist is the best judge to identify your problem and he can recommend you the best treatment for you. The dentist can conduct a thorough orthodontic assessment, possibly including x-rays. After the assessment your dentist can establish whether any extractions or jaw expansion may be necessary prior to fitting the braces, so the teeth align correctly.
Depending upon the severity of dental condition, the treatment can take from one year up to two and a half years to complete. Every four weeks, the orthodontist will review progress and ensure the movement is happening as predicted or he may need to alter any process.
Different treatment modalities for correction of irregular teeth:
These braces are made of stainless steel. They are sticked to front tooth surface of teeth. These looks like metal all over the mouth. But work and efficiency is same as ceramic one. They are cheaper then their counterpart. The basic difference remains only in look not in function.
Preferred by adults trying to reduce the unsightly appearance of braces. Ceramic brackets more closely match the color of the teeth. Made from composite materials. They don’t stain and are just as strong as metal braces.These less visible brackets can be complimented by white metal ties or clear plastic ties to further create the impression of “clear” or less visible braces.
Drawbacks: The ceramic braces are more brittle than standard metal braces, which may make the eventual removal more difficult.
If you are still worried about your look. It is possible to completely hide the braces, by fitting the brackets on the inside surface of the teeth. Quite apart from the obvious cosmetic appeal of invisible braces. Some people find lingual braces more comfortable, as the brackets and wire can’t rub against the lips or the inside of the mouth. However, lingual braces may not be appropriate for every treatment, such as ‘deep bite’. Your dentist will advise whether lingual braces are a suitable option in your treatment.
Do's AND Don't During Dental Braces :
1. Eating :
With braces over your teeth eating is difficult then before. After the Braces first few days, you should have mild to moderate pain in teeth or ulcers just adjacent to braces. But after 4-5 day, these symptoms subside and you will be able to eating normal.
1. Avoid hard and sticky foods. they can damage your braces.
2.Avoid rash chewing with your teeth.
3.Don’t bite or chew any hard stuff that cat damage braces.
4.Take small bites of food and chew slowly .
While wearing dental braces, it’s advisable to avoid the following foods:
1.Sticky foods such as caramel, toffees and especially bubble gum
2.Nuts, including peanuts, almonds and cashews
3.Crunchy foods like popcorn or potato chips
4.Extra chewy foods such as bagels
5.Any food that could get caught or stick to your braces should be avoided.
Brushing with Dental Braces:
Having braces on your teeth, it becomes even more important to brush your teeth and rinse vigorously your mouth immediately after each meal eating to remove any particles trapped in your braces and teeth. A specialized brush, called ORTHO-BRUSH is required to clean your teeth.
It will take a little longer to brush your teeth correctly as you have to ensure that all areas in between and around the braces are free of plaque and food particles. If plaque is left to gather around the teeth and gum line, the gums can become infected or diseased.
Make gentle motions with your brush above and below the braces. Don,t use excessive pressure over braces. Each tooth should be brushed gently but thoroughly for approximately thirty seconds.
Soreness and Irritation from Dental Braces
Your teeth may feel sore and sensitive for a few days after getting your dental braces fitted. Also, as your braces will rub the inside of your cheeks and lips, these can become irritated some time ulcer may for their. After some time, your mouth will become used to, to the new braces. However, you can reduce the irritation by rinsing your mouth with warm salty water, some gum paint or if sever you can take a pain killer too. Immediately inform your dentist and ask for his help.
The cost of dental braces will differ depending on the type you get and the severity of your problem. For example, metal braces may cost less than Invisalign. The cost can also vary depending on whether you use an orthodontist (specialist) compared to a general dentist.
The cost of dental braces will also differ according to the area you get it done in and potentially the expertise of the dental practice.
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