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Dental Braces

Braces, whether they are Metallic or Tooth Colored Ceramic, are a common orthodontic treatment used to straighten misaligned teeth. Braces (Metallic or Tooth Colored Ceramic) are typically made of brackets, wires, and rubber bands and work by applying gentle pressure to gradually move teeth into their desired position. Braces can be used to treat a wide range of dental issues, including overcrowding, gaps between teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, malocclusion, and open bite. They can also be used to correct problems with jaw alignment. Braces are typically recommended for children and teenagers, as their teeth and jaw are still developing and adults can also benefit from braces.

 

Metallic braces are the most common type of braces and are made of high-grade stainless steel. They consist of metal brackets that are attached to the teeth with a special adhesive and connected by wires and elastic bands. The wires are adjusted over time to gradually shift the teeth into the desired position. Although they are visible when you smile, they are very effective in correcting even the most complex orthodontic problems.  

Tooth colored ceramic braces, on the other hand, are less noticeable than metallic braces as they blend in with the color of your teeth. They are made of clear or tooth-colored brackets and wires, which makes them a popular choice for adults and teenagers who are self-conscious about wearing traditional metal braces. However, they are slightly more expensive than metallic braces and require extra care to prevent staining or discoloration.  

Both types of braces require regular adjustments to ensure that they are working effectively and to gradually shift the teeth into their desired position. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene during treatment to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are also important to ensure the braces are functioning properly and to monitor progress. The treatment time can vary depending on the severity of the orthodontic issues, but on average, braces treatment takes about 18 to 24 months.  

At the House of Dontics, we are committed to providing high-quality orthodontic care to our patients. We use the latest techniques and technology to ensure that you receive the best possible treatment outcomes. If you are interested in braces treatment, contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced orthodontists.  

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  • Brush and floss your teeth thoroughly before getting your braces put on.
  • Avoid eating hard, sticky, or chewy foods that could damage the braces or wires.
  • Stock up on soft foods that are easy to eat, such as soups, yogurt, and mashed potatoes
  • Avoid smoking or using any tobacco products, which can stain teeth and increase the risk of gum disease.
  • Be prepared for some discomfort or soreness during the first few days after getting your braces.
  • Avoid habits like nail biting or chewing on pens or pencils that could damage your braces.
  • Brush teeth at least twice a day, using a soft-bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss daily to remove food particles and plaque from between the teeth.
  • Avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods that can damage or dislodge the braces.
  • Wear a mouthguard when playing sports to protect the braces and teeth.
  • Avoid biting your nails or chewing on objects to prevent damage to the braces.
  • Use orthodontic wax to alleviate any discomfort or irritation caused by the braces.
  • Attend all scheduled appointments with your orthodontist for adjustments and maintenance.
  • Notify your orthodontist if any part of the braces becomes loose or damaged.
  • Avoid sugary or acidic drinks that can lead to tooth decay and staining.
  • wear a retainer as directed by your orthodontist after the braces are removed to maintain the results.

Understanding Root Causes of Dental Issues

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Tooth decay or damage

A single tooth may require implantation due to severe tooth decay, trauma, or injury.

Gum disease

Gum disease

Periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease, can cause tooth loss, which may require a single tooth implant.

Congenital absence

Congenital absence

Some people are born without one or more permanent teeth, which can affect their bite and appearance.

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Orthodontic treatment

In some cases, orthodontic treatment may require the extraction of a tooth, which may then require a single tooth implant.

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Failed root canal

If a root canal treatment fails, it may be necessary to remove the tooth and replace it with a dental implant.

aging

Aging

As we age, our teeth may become weaker and more susceptible to damage or decay, leading to tooth loss.

tooth injurery

Accidents or injuries

Accidents or injuries that cause tooth loss may require a single tooth implant as a replacement option.

lifestyle

Lifestyle habits

Poor oral hygiene, smoking, and a high-sugar diet can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, leading to tooth loss that may require a single tooth implant.

Our Treatment Process

Consultation

The first step is to visit an orthodontist for a consultation. They will examine your teeth and determine if you need braces. They will also discuss the various types of braces and help you choose the best option for your needs.

Impressions and X-rays

The orthodontist will take impressions of your teeth and jaw, and also take X-rays to get a better understanding of your dental structure.

Treatment plan

Based on the examination and X-rays, the orthodontist will develop a treatment plan, which will include the type of braces needed, the length of treatment, and any other necessary steps.

Cleaning and preparation

Before the braces can be applied, your teeth will need to be cleaned thoroughly. This may involve a professional cleaning or simply brushing and flossing. Your teeth will also need to be dried and prepped for the adhesive.

Bonding

Once the brackets are in place, the orthodontist will use a special light to bond them to your teeth. This helps to ensure that they stay in place throughout the treatment process.

Archwire placement

After the brackets are in place, the orthodontist will thread a thin wire through them. This wire will be used to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. The wire may be replaced or adjusted periodically throughout the treatment process.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the types of braces?
The two main types of braces are metallic and tooth-colored ceramic braces.
What are Braces (Metallic or Tooth Colored Ceramic) used for?
Braces, whether metallic or tooth-colored ceramic, are used in orthodontics to correct misaligned teeth and bite issues. They work by applying constant pressure to the teeth, gradually shifting them into their correct positions over time.
How long do I need to wear braces?
The duration of braces treatment varies depending on the severity of your dental issues, but it typically takes between one to three years.
Does getting braces hurt?
You may experience some discomfort during the initial stages of getting braces, but this is temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
How often do I need to visit my orthodontist while wearing braces?
You will need to visit your orthodontist for adjustments and check-ups every four to six weeks.
In Case of Diabetes or Gum Disease Can I Still Have Implants?
Yes, you can still have a single tooth implant with diabetes or gum disease, but it’s important to manage these conditions effectively to reduce the risk of complications. Consult with Our dentist and physician to ensure that your health is stable before undergoing any dental procedure.
How should I clean my teeth while wearing braces?
It’s important to brush your teeth after every meal and floss daily, using special orthodontic floss to clean between the wires and brackets.
Can I eat normally with braces?
You’ll need to avoid certain foods that are hard, sticky, or chewy, but most foods are still okay to eat as long as you cut them into small pieces.
Will I need to wear a retainer after my braces are removed?
Yes, wearing a retainer is an important part of the treatment process to help maintain the results achieved with braces.
Can adults get braces?
Yes, adults can get braces, and there are even options such as Invisalign aligners that are more discreet.

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