During orthodontic treatment, you have to face many problems such as loose or broken braces wire, bracket, elastics, springs, and others. What happens when your braces wire breaks? Broken braces or wire can rub or poke your cheek, tongue, or gums. They can also cut your mouth or cause it to bleed. Moreover, this may …
Orthodontic Braces or dental braces help straighten and align your teeth when you have malocclusion, overbite, underbite, misaligned, crowded or, crooked teeth.
Here you will get the answer to the questions related to braces, solutions to your problems and tips.
Types of braces
Braces are of different types, such as-
- Traditional or metal braces
- Ceramic braces
- Lingual braces
Uses of braces
The orthodontist attach braces to correct-
- Malocclusion or Misaligned teeth
- Crowded teeth
- And, others
Components of braces
There are many components of braces.
Brackets are the part attached to the teeth with the help of glue.
The archwire is then placed on the slot of the bracket. The archwire is the active part f braces. When they are activated, put force on teeth through brackets. This causes tooth movement.
Springs are also active components. There are different types of springs, such as coil springs, forsus springs.
Various types of Elastics also help move teeth. These are the power chains, rubber bands, etc.
Power chains are mainly helping to close space between teeth. They have other functions, too.
Rubber bands help fix overbite, underbite, and open bite. There are different types of rubber bands.
Ligatures are also elastics, but they don’t move teeth. They hold brackets in position.
We discussed all of these parts and braces in various articles. You can read those.
Orthodontic treatment with braces needs a couple of years to complete.
But, in the end, you get a wonderful smile.
You should follow instructions proved by your orthodontist like cleaning properly and taking care of your braces to get a better outcome.
Braces cost may vary depending upon the case and length of treatment.
After getting braces off, you may get even teeth and a beautiful smile, but the shade of your teeth may not be the same as they were before. Sometimes, you may notice white spots on your teeth after braces. But, why do you get white spots and how to fix them after braces off? Here, …
When you are about to get braces treatment and have any doubt in your mind, you may ask, “Can braces change your jawline?“ Braces change your jawline and make it better by aligning teeth, fixing your abnormal bite, and improving the position of the jaw bone. This gives your face a more symmetrical and natural …
After getting new braces or tightening appointment, you feel pain and discomfort. So, you might be looking for a way to relieve braces pain at home. But, is it really possible? You can use some simple trick to relieve the pain in teeth, gums, and jaw. Most importantly you can do it on your own …
You get braces on your teeth to get a better look. But, if you want to improve your face, you may wonder, “Do braces change your face shape?” Braces can change your face shape and improve your overall look. Braces make the appearance of your cheekbone, lips, mouth, and jaw better. It also helps improve …
You expect a beautiful smile with beautiful teeth from orthodontic treatment. But what happens when you see your teeth aren’t perfect? What to do if you have gaps in teeth after braces? If you have small gaps between teeth after braces, the orthodontist may use an active retainer to fix it. However, if the gaps …
People feel irritated to wear braces most of the time, especially at the beginning of treatment. With that, when they notice, they have misalignment or crooked teeth in the bottom teeth only, they want to know, “Can you get braces on bottom teeth only?” This is not common to get braces on buttom teeth only, …
When you visit an orthodontist to correct crooked or misaligned teeth, you get anxious to know, “Do braces hurt?“ Usually, braces hurt your teeth and gums for a week after you get them. You feel soreness or mild pain during this period because braces put pressure on your teeth for the first time and a …
Wearing braces isn’t comfortable for anyone. Especially, before getting braces, you get more worried about how would you carry those metal braces. So, if you notice, you have the only orthodontic problems in upper teeth, you ask, can you get braces on top tooth only? Getting braces only on top teeth to straightened them or …
During orthodontic treatment, you may have to face some problems with the braces wire like a loose wire. But, how to fix the loose wire on braces at home? You can fix the loose wire at home using the following methods depending upon the situation of wire: Bending the wire back into the proper position …