Orthodontic Braces | Why You Need Them

Orthodontic braces are dental appliances that are installed inside the mouth to align and straighten teeth. Dental braces have been around for ages. Archaeologists digging at ancient grave sites found metal bands and catgut (cord made from animal’s intestines) wrapped around the teeth of corpses.

It’s for dental health

Fast forward to the 21st century and little has changed. People still seek out professionals to have orthodontic braces done. It’s not just for vanity (you have no idea how much better you will look if you have your teeth straightened), it’s also for dental health. Crooked teeth are hard to clean and thus are more prone to decay.

How do orthodontic braces work? They work by putting pressure on the teeth. Braces put constant pressure on the teeth and this, over time, move teeth into their correct positions. The best time to get dental braces is when you’re still at school, when you’re still not working and trying to impress other people.

Types of braces

There are actually several types of braces. The most common is the traditional metal wire braces which are usually made of stainless steel. Sometimes, however, the braces are made by combining stainless steel and titanium. These metal brackets have a rubber band that holds the metal brackets and wire together.

Another type of brace is the self-ligating brace which do not tie rubber bands. With this type of brace, the brackets are pieced together through the wire. Unlike regular braces, the treatment time is less, and there’s also less pain. Also, only a few adjustments need to be made.

Clear braces are one great alternative to regular metal braces. These braces are practically invisible because they blend in with the color of your teeth. They are usually made of ceramic or plastic.

Gold-plates stainless steel braces are usually used for people who are allergic to nickel.
Lingual braces are custom-made braces that are fixed to the back of the teeth, making them really invisible to people. If you like for your braces to be less visible, you use lingual braces.

Orthodontic braces

Smile signifies self esteem. Regardless of the ages, straight teeth enable us appeal successfully. Straight teeth and jaws also perform an enormous part to balanced and healthy gums and teeth. After orthodontic braces you will find that your teeth are positioned in the correct way in your mouth. This will provide you with comfort and the ease of being able to clean your teeth properly. The most important benefit would be the dazzling smile you will be proud to show off and a really good feeling about yourself. If they suffer from misaligned teeth, the solution is affordable and much quicker than in the past. Call us for consultation.