How do I know if I need Orthodontics?
Only your dentist or orthodontist can determine whether you need braces. With diagnostic tools that include a medical and dental history, clinical examination, plaster models of your teeth, and special X-rays and photographs, an orthodontist or dentist can decide whether orthodontics are recommended, and develop a treatment plan right for you.
If you have any of the following, you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment:
Sometimes called "buck teeth" - where the upper front teeth lie too far forward and stick out over the lower teeth.
A "bulldog" appearance where the lower teeth are too far forward or the upper teeth too far back.
When the upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower teeth when biting normally.
Space between the biting surfaces of the front and / or side teeth when the back teeth bite together.
When the center of the upper front teeth does not line up with the center of the lower front teeth.
Gaps or spaces between missing teeth.
When there are too many teeth for the dental ridge to accommodate.
Overall, one can speak of fixed and removable orthodontics, although in both cases devices can be manufactured with different materials and technologies.
Wires and brackets. The fixed part adheres to the teeth and securing wires are used.
It can be of two types:
They are placed on the outside of the dental arch so they are clearly visible. The metal brackets are used most commonly, especially in the case of children and adolescents. There are also brackets with less visible aesthetics made of plastics, ceramics or sapphire.
They are placed on the inside of the dental arch, leaving free the external surface of the teeth. It is the best option for those who do not want to use external brackets for aesthetic reasons.
There are two types:
They are made of acrylic materials which are secured by hooks to molars. They are specially used in children of 7-8 years old, and should be in place at least overnight and 4 to six hours a day, but the longer they are in place the faster the correction of orthodontics problems. They have the advantage that they can be removed, for example, to eat and to brush your teeth, which facilitates oral hygiene and keeping teeth clean.
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