orthodontic problems occur and how are they treated?
is a specialist branch of dentistry that deals with problems related to the
alignment of the teeth and jaws. Orthodontic disorders are usually genetic.
They may also occur due to dysfunctions or bad habits including using a
pacifier or bottle for a long time, finger sucking, and nail biting. Severe
skeletal disorders that affect the entire face development can be avoided with
orthodontic treatment be done at every age? How long is the treatment period?
is no age limit in orthodontic treatment, but the treatment planning and the
duration may vary according to age. Sometimes, orthodontic treatment can be
done in order to prepare teeth for prosthesis treatment. Such treatments are
short term and result in 4-12 months.
orthodontic treatment painful?
won’t feel any pain during the procedure but your teeth and gums will probably
be a little sore afterward. Any wounds will heal within a week and usually
won't recur. Fastening the braces when first put on and after interim sessions,
and eating hard food may cause your teeth to ache but this will go away within
braces cause decay?
do not cause decay. On the contrary, the areas where the brackets are bonded
are protected from decay.
brush my teeth when I have braces?
you have braces, you can bush as usual. When brushing, there is no risks of
them breaking or falling off.
should I take care of my braces?
shouldn't bite hard food like apples and pears, which may cause the braces to
break, try cutting them into small pieces instead. When eating olives and
prunes, separate the kernel before you put them into your mouth. Don't drink
acidy drinks and stay away from sticky things like gum or jelly.
long does orthodontic treatment take?
planning is well done and the patient complies, the treatment should not exceed
2.5 years even in most severe cases. The average treatment duration is 1.5
years. There are also treatments that end within a year.
there a risk of relapse after orthodontic corrections?
teeth move throughout our lives. After orthodontic treatment, it takes a long
time for the teeth to get used to their new positions and find good bone
support around them. Therefore, after the braces are removed, teeth should be
reinforced to remove the risk of relapse.