An introduction to braces

Are you looking for a way to improve your smile? Maybe you have teeth that are crooked or would like to close a gap. One of the ways to do this is by investing in orthodontic treatment.

Orthodontics is the area of dentistry which focuses on straightening teeth using appliances that are named braces. Over the years, there have been advancements in dentistry which means there are now more options for those who are looking to straighten their teeth.

So if you are based in Windsor and are thinking about straightening your teeth and improving your smile, why not visit a dental practice where you will be able to find out useful information about braces Windsor.

What types of orthodontic treatments are available for me?

Orthodontic treatment works by making use of wires and brackets in order to gently move teeth into their desired positions. One of the most popular and common types of orthodontic treatment which can be used by both adults and children alike are traditional metal braces.

Traditional metal braces are considered an excellent orthodontic treatment for a wide range of problems and are often recommended by dentists for those who have overcrowded teeth, gaps in between the teeth, or issues with bites and misalignments.

Before starting the treatment, a dentist will take photos, impressions and X-rays of your teeth. This will help the dentist to determine the best course of action for the duration of the treatment.

Once this has been decided, the braces will be fixed onto your teeth. The dentist will bond the brackets onto each tooth and a wire will be clipped onto them. It is this wire that will assist in gently guiding your teeth into their desired position.

It is important that throughout the dental treatment, you maintain a good oral hygiene routine by brushing and flossing regularly to avoid staining your teeth and to keep your braces clean. You may also be recommended by your dentist to use a special brush as you may find difficulty brushing around your braces, however this does become easier with time. Seeing your dentist regularly throughout your treatment is also advised to ensure that necessary adjustments to your braces are made.

One of the main advantages of traditional metal braces is that they give the dentist the control they need to move the teeth gradually into the desired position. This treatment is known to work quickly as they are fixed to your teeth. These braces are also made mainly of steel and titanium meaning they are very strong, and that they are able to last the duration of your treatment. Traditional metal braces are also the most affordable dental treatment option for straightening your teeth.

If you are looking to straighten your teeth, but you are looking for an alternative to traditional metal braces you may want to consider removable braces like Invisalign.

One of the main benefits of removable braces is that they are a more discreet method to straighten your teeth and as they are removable appliances, you can eat and drink your food as normal without fear of your teeth being stained and you can maintain a good oral hygiene regime with ease.

Written by Karl Peters

Karl is a university graduate with years of experience in casual writing and freelance services. Always up to date on the latest trends and working hard to bring these trends to the forefront of the public eye. Lover of beer, dogs and cars and dedicated to being the best bachelor bro.