Why Should I Get Braces?
The clearest benefit of orthodontics for most people is a beautiful smile. After orthodontic treatment, not only will you feel more self-confident, but your straighter teeth are less prone to decay and injury. You gum tissue will also be less susceptible to gum diseases.
How do braces work?
Teeth move by applying a continuous, gentle force in a meticulously controlled direction, braces slowly and gently move teeth into a new, corrected position. Braces have improved greatly from the days when a metal band was placed around every single tooth. These days patients have a choice of clear or metal braces and they can choose the color of the ties that hold the wire in brackets. Materials that are used to make wires are also more gentle that how they used to be, and the latest innovations in orthodontic material can move teeth faster with minimal discomfort.
Orthodontic treatment duration usually ranges from one to three years, depending on the complexity of the case and the growth pattern of the patient’s mouth, jaws and face. Patients have different growth rates and will respond differently to orthodontic treatment and as a result, completion time may deviate from the original estimate. The patient’s compliance with instructions is essential in achieving the most efficient treatment.