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For most people, a beautiful and healthy smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. Being self conscious about the way your teeth look can affect your self esteem. After your braces come off, you’ll feel more self-confident and will feel much better.
Braces also help correct many oral issues. For example, having crowded teeth can cause serious gum disease as it makes it a lot harder for you to clean your teeth and creates pockets for tartar build up. Also having misaligned teeth, what is called malocclusion, can greatly increase the risk of wearing down of enamel or even cracking a tooth as the teeth don’t fit into each other correctly. Braces help us correct this to avoid having to worry about getting extensive restorative work later or even having to replace teeth with bridges and implants.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position. This is a great time to wear braces! We no longer have to place a metal band or even a metal bracket around each tooth. You can choose brackets that are clear or metallic color. You can choose the color of the ties that hold the wire in brackets. Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients. During your treatment, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible and will support you in any way we can.
Duration of Treatment
Treatment time typically ranges from one to three years, depending on the growth of the patient’s mouth and face and the severity of the problem. Most of the cases are done in 18 to 24 months followed by wearing a retainer at night or having a fixed retainer. Patients grow at different rates and will respond variously to orthodontic treatment, so the time to case completion may differ from the original estimate. The patient’s diligent use of any prescribed rubber bands or headgear is an important factor in achieving the most efficient treatment. Interceptive, or early treatment procedures, may take as few as six months.