Orthodontic braces popularly known as only braces are devices used in the procedures for straightening of the teeth as well as improving the basic function of the teeth. They are often used to correct under-bites, as well as malocclusion, overbites, cross bites, open bites, deep bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw. Braces can be either cosmetic or structural. Dental braces are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws and to otherwise assist in shaping the teeth and jaws. Most of the individuals who have gaps in between the teeth are highly advised for the dental braces. It ensures that the patients can freely smile with their mouth agape and without thinking about the possible ridicule they may invite at social circles.
The application of braces moves the teeth as a result of force and pressure applied to the teeth. There are four basic elements that are needed to help move the teeth. These days, in the traditional braces procedures brackets, bonding material, arch wire, and ligature elastic are utilized for the alignment of the teeth. The teeth move when the archwire puts pressure on the brackets and teeth. Sometimes springs or rubber bands are used to put more force in a specific direction. This helps in providing the best and required course for the braces treatment of the respective patient.
Braces have constant pressure, which over time, move teeth into their proper positions. Occasionally adults may need to wear headgear to keep certain teeth from moving. The braces put pressure on one’s teeth. Due to this, the periodontal membrane stretches on one side and is compressed on the other side. This movement needs to be done slowly otherwise the patient risks losing his or her teeth. This is why the patients wear braces for two to three years. The adjustments are made in the appointments in the gap of three to four weeks. The slow but steady treatment provides the best results with the dental braces treatment. These days, the braces of tooth-colored type are more popular among the teens as well as young adults. In this way, you will be able to receive the best braces treatment at the Center of Dental Excellence in Venkateshwar Hospital.