Orthodontic braces and Invisalign
When it comes to the term ‘braces’, there is hardly anyone who doesn’t know about them or haven’t heard about them. In fact, the majority of teenagers are seen with metal braces fitted onto their teeth for some of the other dental problems. Here we will discuss in detail about orthodontic braces and how to choose the best one for you at Bello Dental.
What are orthodontic braces?
Generally, orthodontic braces are a dental appliance that helps straighten misaligned teeth or closing gaps between them, while simultaneously improving the overall dental health and facilitating oral hygiene measures.
When do you need them?
In majority of cases, the people who have crowded teeth or mis-aligned teeth, get braces at bello dental. If you want to close the gaps between teeth or in cases of underbite or overbite, braces can be used to correct the faulty bite or occlusion. An underbite is the condition when the front teeth of your upper and lower jaw have more gap between them while keeping your mouth closed. An overbite is excessive overlapping of your upper front teeth over the lower ones. Both, an underbite and an overbite can cause tenderness in the jaw joint if left untreated and may even damage the opposing teeth causing microfractures and attrition.
What are the types of braces?
Following are the options which are predominantly available with your orthodontist at Bello Dental.
1. Metal braces- these are the traditional stainless steel braces and the most cost effective ones. However, the metal is quite visible on smiling and even talking and may make you conscious about your personality.
2. Ceramic braces-these are similar to the typical braces with the only difference that these are tooth-colored and thus they blend with them and are not easily visible.
What is invisalign?
Invisalign is the latest revolution in the field of orthodontics. These are transparent or invisible braces which move teeth into desired position by application of small forces thus preventing tenderness in teeth which is typically associated with traditional braces.
When do you need them?
Invisalign works best for less severe cases of mal- alignment of teeth. They can be used for all those purposes for which a typical brace system is used but with less severity of malocclusion.
How does it work?
Invisalign applies small grade forces to move teeth from their current position to the required position. Therefore, the process takes time and patience on your part.
What is the procedure for placement of invisalign?
Invisalign is custom made for each patient at Bello Dental i.e. impression of the jaws is made for each patient and invisalign is fabricated to fit upon all the upper and lower teeth of the patient like a cap, except that it is totally transparent and so thin that it is barely visible. These sets of invisalign trays are shaped and contoured according to the individual teeth, are smooth on the surface and have to be changed every 2 weeks and the total time taken for the treatment varies from case to case.
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