Orthodontics is a field that deals entirely with the perfect alignment of teeth and jaws. The techniques are not purely surgical, but work using different types of braces to bring the teeth into perfect alignment.
In the field of orthodontics, there are two main types of braces, removable and fixed.
Removable braces are a type of orthodontic treatment that gives you the flexibility to wear your braces on demand. Although most people will assume that you do not have a removable braces program. Generally, you should wear your removable braces for at least 20-22 hours a day. This gives you the opportunity to remove them while eating and cleaning your mouth.
Usually, orthodontic treatment in this category takes a long time. Because most patients do not commit to minimum hours of use.
In this category of orthodontics, you do not have the flexibility to remove your braces. It is reinforced and replaced monthly at the dentists. Although many prefer removable braces, fixed braces have a shorter treatment time. This is because patients do not interfere with their duration of use and progress goes according to schedule.
Orthodontics is a field that deals entirely with the perfect alignment of teeth and jaws.
Orthodontics has improved significantly, providing more comprehensive options.
These are the traditional braces we are all used to. It is attached to the front of the teeth by dentists and replaced monthly. Braces need to be adjusted when your teeth start to move. These are best suited for children who cannot manage moving braces.
Invisalign is a mobile and transparent wire brand that most adults prefer over traditional metal wires. They give you the flexibility to remove braces to enjoy food and clean your mouth efficiently. Applying daily wear times will help the treatment finish on time.
These wires are fixed metal brackets placed behind the teeth. It is a great option for those who want shorter treatment time and invisible braces.
Corrects jaw alignment and creates ideal face proportions
Improves speech problems caused by misalignment
Improves chewing and swallowing
Relieves digestive issues due to insufficient chewing
Facilitates oral hygiene
The duration of treatment cannot be generalized. Each patient needs a certain amount of time to complete their treatment. Some may need at least 6 months, while others may need 3 years.
The type of braces you prefer also plays a role. For example, the treatment times of fixed braces are considerably shorter than that of removable braces.