Here are some things to keep in mind before applying dental braces
October 09, 2020, 06:54 PM IST
You need to have a complete dental check-up before you can put a brace on your teeth, so that if there is a problem with the teeth and gums, it can be treated first. See your doctor regularly after applying braces.
Types of braces
Fix braces have brackets that attach to the teeth with thin wires that hold the teeth in place. These wires are attached to the brackets by plastic or steel paint. Some braces I only connect the wires with clips. Braces are made of metal, tooth-colored plastic or ceramic. Common fixed braces are attached to the front of the teeth, while some braces are also attached to the back of the teeth.
If you are applying braces at an early age and your body is still growing or there are still milk teeth, your removable braces will be applied so that they can be changed according to the growth of the jaws.
Fixed brace treatment
Dental models are taken from X-rays, photos and plasters to look at the structure of the teeth. With the help of these, your dentist will arrange your treatment. Teeth that are in one place back and forth and have no space in the gums. They are extracted. This process of extracting teeth is done before or after applying the braces.
Your dentist will tell you the details of the treatment. Before applying the braces, separators (small plastic donuts) are placed between the teeth to make room for bandages.
Third and fourth visit
Bands and brackets are applied to the teeth.
It takes 6 to 8 weeks to adjust the braces, including the replacement of wires, springs, elastics and other things. These are very important for better performance of the braces. Therefore, proper use of these items is very important. Otherwise, treatment may do more harm than good.
After treatment is complete
After the treatment is completed, the braces will be removed and the teeth will be polished. The outline is taken according to the new position of the teeth. After the removal of the braces, the teeth need a retainer to replace them.
Duration of treatment
The duration of treatment with fixed braces is 3 to 4 years. During this period, you must go to your dentist every four to eight weeks so that your treatment is correct and ends on time.
The effects of braces on daily life
It is not a problem to speak with normal braces. If the pelvic expander appliance is placed on the palate under any need, then it becomes difficult to speak. If you have lingual braces, it will take some time for you to speak properly.
Dental cleaning with braces
Brushing teeth with braces is a bit difficult. Don't leave food particles on braces. Brushing after every meal and snack can significantly reduce the risk of tooth and gum disease. Also, daily morning and evening five. Be sure to brush for a minute. Also brush before going to the dentist. Change your brush quickly.
Large and hard pieces of food can shake the brackets and bands from their place and can also damage the wires. Cut hard fruits into small pieces and eat them. Avoid sugary foods and drinks.
Pain and anxiety
It takes at least a week to get used to braces. Initially, the tongue and clay become brittle due to the friction of braces. The teeth also feel sour, but in a few days the braces become accustomed. Is .