What is Orthodontics?
One of the major section of dentistry in modern day life is orthodontics. Orthodontics align our teeth and jaws if they are not aligned and positioned.
If our teeth gone crooked or not align to fix together properly, it can cause risk of loosing our teeth due to periodontal disease or decay between them. It can create much stress on our chewing muscles further leading towards headache. For all these hinges there is a solution “ORTHODONTICS”. Orthodontics is a modern day solution to restore our natural smile with a healthier mouth.
Metal Braces are the most common type of braces used for our teeth. Metal Braces are made by high grade stainless steel. In modern Orthodontics Metal Brace are more smaller, comfortable and attractive than before.
In Modern Day Orthodontics Ceramic Braces are made of translucent materials. Ceramic Braces are very popular type of braces in adults patients of Orthodontics.
The only drawback to the Ceramic Braces is that the ceramic braces are much fragile, and the by the passage of time elastic ties can loose color.
Damon Braces were invented by Dr. Dwight Damon. The Damon Braces utilizes sliding door technology known as “self-ligation” that allows the wire to slide back and forth within the braces. No steel or elastic ties are used with Damon Braces. This Modern Day technology creates less friction and much greater results for the patients. In everyday practice it shows that Damon Braces often reduces both treatment time and number of adjustments that are usually performed.
Damon Braces are designed to improve the overall facial results.
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Care For Braces
Braces are a fact of life for a lot of kids growing up, and the benefits of wearing them are evident in later life. According to the American Association Of Orthodontics (AOA), braces help fix teeth that are crooked, too close together and too far apart, as well as help solve under- or overbites. Caring for braces is an important part of the experience: The better care you take of your braces, the more comfortable and effective they will be, and the quicker you will have them taken off.
Brushing & Flossing With Braces
If your dental hygiene wasn't the best before you got braces, it's time to step up your game to another level. Taking care of your teeth and gums becomes extra important when you wear braces, and caring for them means taking the time to brush your teeth and floss regularly. You will want to be gentle when you brush or floss in order to avoid damaging the wires and brackets.
Use a toothbrush with a soft head, and a toothpaste with fluoride. Specialists recommend patients brushing after every meal, as foods are more likely to get stuck in your braces, encouraging the buildup of plaque. Flossing after meals will help you get rid of food particles jammed between your teeth or in the wiring of your braces and on the brackets. Be gentle with the floss. Thread it carefully between the tooth and the braces' wire, then work it slowly back and forth between the teeth and braces. Remember that too much force when flossing can damage your braces.
Foods To Avoid
Our Qualified Orthodontist will give you a list of foods to avoid when you have braces on your teeth. A good thumb rule is to skip any sticky, chewy or hard foods. Sticky foods, such as caramels or gummy candy, are likely to get stuck. Crunchy foods such as popcorn or hard pretzels can also get lodged in the braces or can cause them to snap when you take a bite.
Along with steering clear of certain foods, you will also want to watch anything you put in your mouth when you have braces. Nail biting or pen chewing habits can damage their braces quite easily. Crunching down on other hard objects, such as ice, can also cause complications.
Protecting Your Braces
If you or your child plays a sport it’s a very good news. You can keep it up with his braces. But have him or her wear a mouth guard to avoid damage to the braces or teeth during a game or practice. The American Dental Association recommends wearing a mouth guard on both your top and bottom teeth when you have braces. For the best fit in one that's custom made by your Orthodontist.
Troubleshooting Your Braces
Even if you do your best caring for braces, some things may break or snap. What you do if something breaks depends on what it is and it’s degree of damage. If you get hit in the mouth during a game and a tooth cracks, for instance, see a dentist immediately.
Then again, if a bracket or wire comes loose, you need to see your orthodontist right away to have it fixed. Be extra careful with broken wires, as you don't want to accidentally breathe in the wire or swallow it. Orthodontic wax can temporarily reattach a loose bracket, or cover up the sharp end of a wire sticking out. If a band, bracket or spacer falls off or becomes loose, call your orthodontist to schedule an appointment to make it intact again right away.
Having braces on your teeth means you need to pay an extra attention to your mouth and good positive results are always worth it. Do your “the best possible care”revealing that you got a new and improved smile.