Truth and myths about braces

The child has a malocclusion. What briquettes and at what age they are put happen? Whether they harm enamel?

  • The main reasons for the wrong bite are several:
  • Incorrect tooth growth;
  • Displacement of teeth after removal of neighbouring teeth;
    All kinds of anomalies of upper or lower jaw development.

What is briquettes?

Briquettes are the fixed orthodontic devices which are attached to teeth.

Treatment by means of briquettes is carried out when all milk teeth exchange on constants.

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Whether there are restrictions?

There are no age limits. Adults can also be treated with braces. On average, the course of treatment on the belt system takes 2 years. The timing depends on the complexity of the case.

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How are fixed?

Braces are fixed to the teeth with special glue and remain on the teeth throughout the treatment period.

Depending on the complexity of the initial problem requiring correction, the belt system may include rings with locks, elastic rods (“rubbers”) and other orthodontic devices.

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What to do before installation?

Before starting treatment, it is necessary to undergo special diagnostic procedures (impression removal, manufacture of jaw models, X-ray examination of dental rows and skull bones). They are necessary for making a final diagnosis and correct planning of treatment.

Before fixing braces, it is important to carry out professional hygiene and treatment of all teeth. There should be no carious cavities. Then follows the stage of bracket fixation and orthodontic treatment.

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What briquettes happen?

Belt systems can be divided into two large groups: metal systems are made of metal, and aesthetic systems are made of ceramics.

Metal braces are universal – they can be used in all cases: from the simplest to the most complex. Such braces are made of medical steel and contain nickel in the composition. Titanium spray braces exist for patients with increased nickel sensitivity.

The main advantage of metal braces is the high strength of their design. In addition, metal braces have the best friction index. The rate of treatment may depend on it. Therefore, metal braces in the vast majority of cases need to be worn less than ceramic. Still such braces do not change color throughout the treatment and cost less.

Aesthetic braces as opposed to metallic white are either transparent in general. This allows them to be combined as much as possible with the color of the teeth. They don ‘t come across when smiling and talking. Sometimes aesthetic braces are called “sapphire.” “Sapphire” braces are a form of ceramic. They are made of single crystal artificial sapphire.

Polycrystalline ceramics are used to create more standard instances.

Aesthetic braces do not stain throughout the course of treatment. In addition, they are hypoallergenic, giving them an advantage over metal if the patient has increased sensitivity to metals. The disadvantages of aesthetic braces include their high cost. In addition, increased friction in the system can increase the time of active treatment.

There are variants of braces combinations. The most commonly used ceramic braces on the upper jaw teeth and metal on the lower jaw teeth. So they are less visible and they stand humane.

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How briquettes are fixed?

According to the fixing method, the braces may be of two kinds.

Vestibular braces – fixed to the anterior (vestibular) surface of the teeth. They are visible to others, especially metal systems. The addiction to outdoor braces runs fast. Mucosal injuries are rare. The occurrence of difficulties in the pronunciation of sounds is single.

Linguistic braces – fixed on the inner surface of teeth. The impetus for their creation was the need to make the bite correction invisible to others. Getting used to lingual braces is much harder. The design often grates the tongue. There are problems with dictation. The adaptation period can last from two weeks to several months.

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Do braces ruin tooth enamel?

There is an opinion that carrying briquettes spoils teeth and leads to caries. It is a lie.

Carrying briquettes is not the reason of caries, the reason that after their removal teeth collapse, become weaker, etc. But a certain dependence is traced: “Removed briquettes — teeth are affected with caries”. Why does that happen? To all fault — insufficiently qualitative hygiene, irregular carrying out or lack of house procedures for strengthening and food of teeth.

What to do that after removal of briquettes caries was not necessary to treat

Before installation of briquettes it is necessary to treat all teeth.

Just before fixing of briquettes it is necessary to carry out professional hygiene. After cleaning it is not necessary to cover teeth ftorlaky. It will complicate process of fixing of “locks” on teeth.

It is desirable to spend during carrying briquettes each 3–4 months professional hygiene with the subsequent covering of all teeth ftorlaky.

Houses to brush teeth a brush and paste. There are special toothbrushes for those who carry briquettes.

To use special brushes after each having a snack to clean all remains of food from under arches.

Regularly after cleaning to use the remineralizing means. To apply on teeth twice a day after cleaning. They feed tissues of teeth with calcium, phosphorus, magnesium. In addition protect from caries.

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And what after briquettes?

Once the proper result is achieved, the braces are removed. But working on a beautiful smile doesn ‘t end there. Now it is necessary to “force” teeth to stay in the same position. This is the task of retailers and kapp. A retainer is a metal wire that is mounted from the inner surface of the front central teeth. It is attached by means of special sealing material. It serves as a kind of stabilizer and does not allow teeth to separate.

Kappa is a fully transparent patch that fits tightly with dental enamel. It is made of biopolymer materials. This eliminates the risk of allergic reactions.

Capps are convenient to wear, invisible to others.

Teeth must get used to the new position, because the body constantly resists and demands to return everything to its places. If you neglect the installation of retailers or capp, the result of months of wearing braces can quickly disappear.

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