All about Adult Braces

Braces are not only for the children. Anyone can wear braces. Braces not only create a beautiful smile but also encourage better oral health for a long time.  It is also recommended to improve one’s orafacial appearance. Patients with orthodontic problems can get benefit from treatment at any age. However the ideal time of wearing braces is between 10 to 14 years. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that kids arrive screened by an orthodontist at the age about 7 because express childhood is the best age because of treatment.  Adults can wear OKC braces to correct minor problems.  Initially you might feel little discomfort. You might feel difficulty eating or speaking.

Braces provide same treatment to the adults as the children. Treatment can take longer time for adults than it does for children. If you didn’t receive any treatment from an orthodontist when you were a child with orthodontic problem such as crooked teeth, underbites or overbites, joint disorder etc, you can choose wearing a brace now. After removing braces you might have to wear a retainer to maintain the treatment result after braces are removed.

Orthodontics is a speciality of dentistry that focuses on the alignment of the teeth and jaws to improve one’s appearance. Crooked tooth are difficult to keep clean and results in tooth decay and different bacterial infection in the gum causing gum diseases.

Choose Braces wisely – Braces are custom made

Depending upon the complexity of the treatment you will have to choose Shawnee  braces for yourself. Also consider the costs involved, How much the braces will correct your problem, How long will you need to wear the braces etc.

Metal braces are most reliable to correct your teeth.  It is the most common. It is attached to the front of the teeth. These have progressed since early days and now these are much lighter. Such used to make of steel that are attached each to teeth using a case of cement. The brackets are linked to each other with an arcwire which puts pressure on the teeth causing move slowly into correct place. The arcwires are connected to the brackets using elastic which an orthodontist change. Clear ceramic braces are also worn on the front of the teeth but they blend with color of the teeth. It gives an unnoticeable appearance. It works in the same way as the traditional one. Only the brackets are made from transparent ceramic material. This makes it a popular pick.

Lingual braces have brackets attaching to the back of teeth. These are hidden.  It is not visible from front.  Invisible braces are clear customised and removable appliances. They will not trap food as they are removable. It is very important to keep your braces clean. Always make sure that you clear the braces properly in order to avoid tooth decalcification. Decalcification of teeth takes place when the level of calcium in your teeth drops. It leaves white spots on your teeth.  These are called aligners. Each aligner is worn for about 2 weeks. One with mild spacing problem in teeth might choose this particular type.