14 facts about orthodontics for adults

1. When an adult should go to the orthodontist?
If the aesthetics of your teeth is not satisfactory to you is the most you should go for orthodontic consultation.

And if you noticed:

  • embossing of the teeth
  • abrasion of the teeth
  • loosening of of one or group of teeth
  • extension of tooth crowns
  • Headaches in the temples, ears and neck (and you do not know the cause)
  • faster aging of the face around the corners of the mouth

it means, that You need to visit orthodonist.

2. Is beyond straight teeth are other benefits of orthodontic treatment for adults?
Of course!

Effectively carried out orthodontic treatment of adult patients beyond the improvement of the appearance and well-being provides easier cleaning of the teeth, making the risk of tooth decay and build-up of calculus is significantly reduced. In addition, the aging process of the face, improves the quality of pronunciation and chewing (which improves the work the gastrointestinal tract). When “fix” your bite get rid of the dysfunction of temporo – mandibular joints and associated pain of the head. Additionally, thanks to the proper set of teeth avoid fractures of teeth, gum disease and prevent pathological abrasion of teeth.

As you can see – same advantages!

3. Is orthodontic treatment requires a special prepare?
The most important is to carry out a full hygienization of the mouth, cure all teeth with caries and gum (any symptom of gingivitis, and so their redness, looseness, bleeding, soreness is a contraindication to initiation of treatment with fixed appliances).

4. Is orthodontic treatment painful?
Unfortunately, a few days after the founding of the braces, there may be discomfort, and even pain, especially when biting hard foods. Do not worry! These symptoms should disappear within a week of starting treatment, and just getting used to the braces usually it takes a few days.

During visits Your orthodontist will activate the braces. Then there may be a similar feeling, but with less intensity. This is due to the irritation system elements on the mucous membrane of the lips or cheeks. In such a situation, the doctor sticks a special wax to the parts of the braces that make you uncomfortable, and mucous membrane quickly gets used to the new conditions.

5. What is the difference between the fixed and moving braces?
The fixed braces is unit which consists of a variety of connections (lock rings) which are mounted on the surface of the teeth by means of special adhesives to permanently (i.e., the lifetime of the braces required to treat malocclusions). These hooks are mounted resilient wires (interchangeable elements), which elements are responsible for the proper correction of the defect.

A big advantage of solid braces is that they exert a force on a continuous basis throughout the treatment.
You can choose from several types of locks to the findings with your orthodontist, because different types of defects are used in occlusion with varying degrees of severity:

  • Metal – cheaper, precision, make it possible to diversify their appearance through the use of different colored rubber bands persistent arc; in some cases, you can use a special type of locks with extremely small dimensions
  • aesthetic – more expensive ceramic (tooth-colored) or of pure monocrystalline sapphire (the only completely transparent locks), less visible, but also with less durability. If You have mobile braces, it’s posiblle to removing from the mouth. Depending on the application defects are various types of these devices.

They are made of acrylic plates (color you choose), wire components maintaining the camera in your mouth (different depending on the type of camera) and the part which is the source of the force acting on the teeth (bolts, springs, etc.).

The most desirable time to use the moving braces is a period of growth of children and adolescents. However, the time it takes to obtain satisfactory results varies and depends on the type of defect, the age of your child, and above all, willingness to cooperate with the doctor. To expect positive results of treatment the child must follow the established rules of the use of removable appliances – time to wear and how to use the camera.

6. Shall I change the way how do I care for my teeth, when having braces?
If you operate a removal dental braces do not need to change their hygiene habits. Additionally, you will care about the cleanliness of your braces separate toothbrush, everything else remains unchanged.

If the ideal solution for you will be the fixed braces you will be forced to change your hygiene habits. You must remember that dental caries does not the mere presence of the camera on the teeth, but improper care of oral hygiene during this period. All procedures will have to perform accurately using special brushes, toothbrushes, floss and often perform professional hygienisation in the dentist’s office.

The brushing should be done after each main meal, and smaller meals, if you can not clean the teeth, although you should rinse your mouth with water or prescribed liquid.

Your orthodontist will select suitable for you brush – special orthodontic (used for cleaning hard to reach places, especially the tooth surface under the arch of the braces, where an ordinary brush do not do a job). Useful are also special dental floss (have hardened tip, making it easier cleaning under the arch of the camera) and irrigator water (stream of pressurized water thoroughly wash out the remains of surging food). If you do not want to give up the use of electric toothbrush, you will have to obtain a special orthodontic tip).

7. I often hear that braces permanently damage teeth. Is it true?

If you follow the principles of oral hygiene and set up visits nothing of the sort will happen.

Only the principles of non-use of fixed orthodontic appliances could lead to odwapnień enamel and caries.

In fact, much less we find tooth decay in people who wear the camera steady. This is due to the fact that the oral cavity is reviewed by the doctor for each visit (at least 1 time per month), and any disturbing phenomenon is immediately eliminated.

To avoid damaging the enamel when installing or removing the camera? Calmly! There are fears nothing justified. Orthodontist locks glued to the tooth surface with special glue. Its use does not require destruction of enamel, and the image the camera teeth are cleaned of the residual adhesive and polished so that it remained on the trace of glue.

Only straight teeth testify to the fact that You had braces before.

8. What about diet? Shall I have to give up my favorite foods?
In the initial period, when the teeth are sensitive to biting hard foods, try to limit the consumption of soft foods. After a period of adaptation, avoid foods very hard, pulling and viscous (ie the wearing fixed braces have to say goodbye chewing gum, candies and toffees nuts). They are able to damage the camera, and thus greatly complicate and lengthen the entire treatment.

In addition, if you decide to aesthetic castles, you will have to reduce the consumption of coloring products (coffee, strong tea, some juices and food colorings) and smoking. They favor the discoloration and the formation of difficult to remove sediment.

9. Should I have braces on both arches?
After a thorough diagnosis orthodontist ultimately will decide whether the case for you to set up the camera on both arches or just one, so that the effect of the treatment was for you and your doctor satisfactory.

10. Is fixed braces must be metal?
Of course not. However, braces are not completely invisible. However, they are available also aesthetic braces. Then the brackets bonded to the teeth are the teeth color (ceramic) or completely transparent (sapphire), and arcs can be tooth-colored.

11. Is it true that after removing the braces I will have to undergo treatment for a refresher?
Yes. After the end of active treatment, which means after reaching a satisfactory effect as a result of wearing fixed braces, you need to proceed with treatment retention (fusing). You will get the camera retention removable or fixed tooth permanently in the form of a “wire”. The time of treatment varies, depending on the type of defect output and also requires regular visits.

12. What will influence the effect of orthodontic treatment?
The type of malocclusion, your age, the type of camera used, the level of oral hygiene (!!!) and the regularity of reporting on visits within the deadlines set (!!!).

So the most important thing that you need to do is take care of the cleanliness of the entire oral cavity and camera and meet regularly with your orthodontist.

If you follow these guidelines you will certainly be satisfied with the treatment.

13. I’m afraid that my bite is far from ideal. What I need to do and how it will look the whole process of orthodontic treatment?
If you are not sure whether the state of your mouth and bite everything in order to arrange a consultation in our clinic from Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 20:00. These terms are not suitable for you? Call us (+48 691 690 156). We’ll find convenient for you appointment.

The dentist first contact will examine the condition of your teeth, perform the necessary radiological examinations, talk to you about your concerns, and then consult your problem with a medical specialist orthodontist.

On the basis of these consultations, you make decisions about orthodontic treatment.

14.What are Self-ligating systems?
These are modern orthodontic systems that allow shortening the duration of both individual visits and the entire orthodontic treatment and provide new opportunities for treating malocclusion.

In conventional cameras, a metal arc is pressed against the lock by tight ligation (rubber) which limits the possibility of free sliding. The camera locks samoligaturującym used to “flip” which opens and closes the exchange bows, bow slides in a slot lock with minimal resistance, which means that the friction is maximally reduced.
Additionally, ligating systems are used in special shapes wide arcs. This can expand to a greater extent arch (of course only the physiological limits set by the construction of the bone).

Unfortunately, if the dental arch specialist finds a big lack of space, then locks Self-ligating not help.

A major advantage of these devices is that they are applicable to the treatment of malocclusions in adults and in children. However, more complicated and more expensive structure. The whole structure is softer than the classic camera, so that the use of this type of camera discomfort is minimized, but can easily be damaged (eg. Through accumulated stone, if you do not properly care for oral hygiene).

Remember, however, that orthodontic treatment is the most important effect. Finally, the orthodontist has to decide what kind of camera and what treatment technique will bring with you the desired effect.

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