How braces work
To begin with, the good news is that it is never too late to get your teeth examined. Many people equate braces with childhood train tracks, however many adults are seeking professional advice about fixing their teeth these days, many of whom likely felt they’d never be able to do anything about their overbite or crowding. Adults with more financial stability are more likely to be able to choose the style of fixture they like – and are more likely to wear it correctly.
Braces, on the other hand, aren’t just for kids and teenagers; there’s a lot that can be done to improve your smile at any age. It’s likely that you’ve always meant to do this but haven’t gotten around to it, or that you decided to wait until you could afford the best care available.
Invisalign is a popular choice among teenagers and young adults because the transparent, plastic aligners are virtually undetectable. Others prefer our transparent braces, which use tooth-colored brackets to fit in with your natural teeth. Correction can take a little longer than in infants, depending on the treatment required, but it is still very successful. There are no age restrictions on how we can help.
For many youngsters, getting braces is an inevitable part of growing up. Unfortunately, most children do not look forward to having braces since it has a significant impact on a child’s habits, appearance, and may also induce social anxiety. Your child will have difficulties with his social life as well as his daily tasks, especially with his or her new and increased oral cleaning and oral hygiene schedule. It may be difficult to watch your child suffer with this orthodontic transition, but the pain will be well worth it until your child has improved oral health and straighter teeth.
Make an appointment with Dr. Koch, your local Lawrenceville family orthodontist, to check your child’s oral progress and receive any new medications, additional medication, or therapy that may be needed.
You’re one of the lucky ones if you were born with perfectly straight pearly whites. People who grew up without having to wear metal braces to reshape their teeth have no idea what we “brace-faces” went through… Braces are a type of torture that lasts for two to four years.
If there’s one thing they don’t tell you when you get braces, it’s that having them tightened every few months is excruciatingly painful. Imagine slowly stretching the gums and jaw until it almost cracks – but doesn’t. You could survive off baby food for a few years if soup and mashed potatoes are your only options for survival. And don’t forget to say good-bye to candy…
One of the little metal squares glued to your teeth would sometimes (ALWAYS) come undone, leaving it spinning around on the wire and possibly resulting in a wonky tooth if it wasn’t fixed. It was usually the result of overeating something crunchy, or, in my case, accidentally head-butting my brother.
That jagged piece of wire at the back of your gum was still left too long by the dentist. My own braces abused me from the inside out, and I still have flesh marks on the inside of my cheek. And no, you couldn’t trim it yourself with a household knife.
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These issues cause more than just aesthetic concerns. Teeth that are crowded or overlapping can be difficult to clean, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Chewing and swallowing problems can be caused by teeth that don’t come together correctly when you close your jaws, a condition known as malocclusion, or “weak bite.” Tooth misalignment may make it difficult to pronounce such sounds and place undue strain on the chewing muscles, resulting in facial pain.
Although childhood is the best time to make changes to your teeth’s position, more adults are opting for orthodontic treatment and seeing great results. One in every five orthodontic patients, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, is over the age of 18.
The science of orthodontics is based on applying pressure to the teeth in order to move them. The orthodontist achieves this by attaching mechanical devices to the teeth, known as appliances, that gently push them in the desired direction. The root of a tooth pushes against the underlying alveolar bone as it is exposed to pressure from one hand. This force eventually dissolves a portion of the bone near the base, allowing the tooth to pass in the direction it is moved. New bone grows in the space left by the tooth’s migration on the other side of the root. The tooth will not be able to return to its original position as a result of this. Before you can begin orthodontic care, you will need to have one or more teeth extracted.