Braces, what are they? Do they come in different types?

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Braces in Windsor are a good option for patients of all ages, not just children, as it is sometimes commonly believed. These appliances gently force teeth into a more aligned position through a clever design, which can improve overall oral health, it can also promote other health benefits such as better digestion, as food can be cut up into smaller pieces. There are numerous types of orthodontics available, so there is a good chance there will be one which is a good fit for anyone desirous of receiving a brace . These options include removable appliances like Invisalign, and fixed appliances. Each of these options has different benefits. Removable appliances can be taken out and so have an added benefit of good daily cleaning. Invisalign has particular properties, they are bespoke, so they fit the client’s teeth perfectly.  A 3D programme can also be used to show a client how their teeth would look post-treatment, using Invisalign. Traditional orthodontics is an effective long-term solution that can straighten teeth and align a person’s bite. This is achieved by using wires and brackets. Finally, targeted appliances can be used to correct problems including an overbite, these are often used for people whose teeth have not finished developing yet.

What is the process of this treatment?

The process of this treatment is entirely dependent on what treatment option the patient decides to go with. A dentist will always advise their patient on the best course of treatment and would be there for them for each step of the process. The traditional treatment option often includes brackets being attached to the tooth by a small amount of glue in the centre of each tooth, a blue light is then used to set the glue.

Benefits? And what is the aftercare of this treatment?

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Straighter teeth are not the only good thing to come out of this treatment option, there are many benefits of this oral treatment, many of them are physical benefits such as a lower risk of gum disease, a lower risk of tooth decay and cavities, the enhanced ability to chew food and an easier time of brushing, cleaning and flossing the teeth. Other benefits can also include the improvement of a speech impairment, a lesser risk of grinding and chipping of the teeth and a reduced risk of injury from protruding teeth. Now that is a lot of benefits this treatment could give a person! However, this treatment option can also have some mental benefits such as improved self-confidence from a straighter and healthier smile. A crooked smile can have detrimental effects on a person’s self-image, so using these types of procedures to straighten a smile could improve how they feel about themselves.

Wearing a brace of any kind makes it more important than ever to keep the teeth and gums clean and healthy. This can be achieved through paying attention to oral hygiene through regular brushing and flossing. Ensuring that dental appointments are regularly attended is also a sure-fire way of ensuring that any teeth-straightening appliance is cared for and works to the best of its ability.

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