...everything you need to know about orthodontics.
The best smile for the best years
Orthodontics in adults
More than shinning smiles The importance of a nice smile must not be underestimated. In addition, the dentist has other goals apart from dental and facial cosmetics that are similarly important: the teeth and gums' health and the correct functioning of chewing. Even in some cases orthodontics is necessary as a pre-treatment for fixed porcelain bridges to correct the position of teeth. Did you know that those inclined teeth and that incorrect bite can seriously affect the general health of the mouth and jaw's articulation? (tempo-jaw articulation) The inclined teeth are difficult to wash and keep clean and as time goes by caries my form as well as tartar, gum inflamation, bone resorption and eventually the lost of the tooth. An incorrect bite results on teeth abnormal wear, difficulties to eat and damage in the tissue soporting the tooth (gums and bone.)
The pain when articulating the jaws, the limited opening, the noises on the jaws and the chronic headache is due to incorrect contacts of teeth during chewing. If these orthodontics problems are left careless, they get worse through time. The cost of a treatment by an orthodontist to fix the original problem is usually cheaper than the whole additional treatment required to fix the consequencies produced through time.
It is never too late
The orthodontic treatmen is always a change to get better, no matter the age of the patient. It can be succesful no matter the age of the patient. In fact, nowadays more than 75% of orthodontics patients are adults. The biologic process involved on dental movement is the same on teenagers as on adults. The condition of the teeth, gums and bone is a major factor to obtain a nice and healthy smile on adults. Because of lack of growth of facial bones on adults, certain corrections cannot be done just with orthodontics. However, very important facial changes are nowadays obtained thanks to a combination between orthodontics and surgery on certain people chosen to take this treatment. Of course not all patients need surgery, on the contrary the mayority of cases can be fixed through traditional orthodontics. The dentits will be pleased to give you an opinion on you particular case.
Braces on his daily life
Maybe you are warried about looking bad while wearing Braces or having your daily life troubled because of Braces. Well, definately DO NOT WARRY! You cando the exact same things with or without Braces. singing, playing an instrument, eating, kissing and even taking a photo of you. Nowadays, in order to have done an orthodontics treatment, there are several cosmetic options which are undiscernible, such as: Porcelain Braces, zafiro Braces Although there are some drawbacks, the mayority of patients have a quick adaptation to Braces. In certain treatments it is advisable to reduce hard food, sweets and chewing gum. The good news isthat the new techniques and the modern materials used by the dentist reduce the pain and discomfort produced by Braces as opposed to those used some years ago. The nomber of visits to the dentist's and the total time of treatment have also been reduced dramaticaly.
It usual to hear patients saying that teeth hurt after the Braces are "activated". Thanks to the modernity of materials and the hi-tech of wires (nickel-titanium-cooper, and the recently appeared wires covered by nitrogen) these troubles have been totally eliminated.
What kind of equipment is used on adults treatments?
It depends on the kind of treatment that is going to be carried on. Usually fixed equipment called "Braces" is used although in some special cases other kind of fixed or removable equipment can be used. Braces can be metalic or cosmetic (porcelain or zafiro) If you need a more complex treatment there is no problem since cosmetic Braces (transparent) of today are very comfortable and undiscernible keeping your facial aaesthetic unchanged during the treatment. Cosmetic Braces are made of translucent materials giving the Braces the exact color of your theeth. This offers the patients greater comfort during the treatment.
Discover how great you smile can be
A visit to your dentist is the best way to see the benefits the treatment offers and the results that can be expected. After an initial examination and a complete diagnosis, your dentist will explain you what your particular treatment consists on and how long it will take.