When it comes to orthodontic treatment, many patients wonder, is it worth it? What results will I see? What are the benefits of orthodontic treatment? These are all perfectly normal questions.
Here are some answers. Braces can straighten teeth, close gaps, and correct spacing, resulting in a more comfortable, functional, and confident smile. While many assume that braces are primarily for improving appearance, that is only one of the many benefits of straight teeth.
Correctly aligned bite and spaced teeth can provide the following benefits:
- Alleviate unnecessary wear and grinding that can lead to TMJ, neck pain, or headaches.
- Prevent ineffective chewing and digestion problems.
- Form a dental profile that is less prone to tooth injury.
- Help those with speech impediments speak clearly.
- Improve oral health by helping create spaced teeth, making them easier to brush and floss.
- Lead to healthier gums, better prevention of cavities, and prevention against periodontal disease.
- Contribute to a positive self-image, which encourages effective dental hygienic habits that preserve your beautiful smile.
After your orthodontic treatment, you may need to wear a retainer. Made from acrylic or wire material, your dentist will take an impression, or mold, of your newly aligned teeth for a proper fit.
Wearing retainers after getting braces is essential for the overall health of your teeth. They will help you maintain teeth alignment for a long time.
Clear Ceramic Braces
Clear ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces in design and size. However, instead of metal brackets and wires, they feature clear brackets that blend in better with your teeth and are less noticeable while retaining their durability, stain resistance, and function. Some even have tooth-colored wires as well. Ceramic braces are well suited for many patients who do not have severe misalignments. Your orthodontist will let you know if you're a good candidate after they examine your teeth.
Ceramic braces, depending on your choice, can also be colored, transparent or of the same color as your teeth. Such variation is why ceramic braces are less noticeable than traditional metal braces.
Damon Clear Braces
Damon Clear Braces are clear, discrete braces that straighten your teeth with less treatment time than conventional braces. They are designed for accurate tooth movement and long-lasting results without the need for elastic ties and painful tightening.
Damon Metal Braces
Damon metal braces are similar to traditional braces, but instead of having brackets that tighten, Damon braces use a slide mechanism that moves naturally with the teeth as they realign. The sliding mechanism of Damon metal braces makes them comfortable to wear due to less pressure applied to your teeth. Damon metal braces are also more aesthetically pleasing due to the innovative design, removing the need for elastic ligatures and reducing the bracket size. When considering your orthodontic treatment, Damon metal braces gives you the option for a reduced treatment time, less appointments and a more pleasing smile.
The Myobrace® System is a preventive pre-orthodontic treatment that focuses on addressing the underlying causes of crooked teeth, often without the need for braces or extraction of teeth, unlocking natural growth and development. Myobraces works with a holistic approach and gives long-lasting results. Myobraces are not shaped and constructed like regular braces. Treatment is best suited to children aged 3 to 15 and involves using a series of removable intraoral appliances that are worn for one to two hours each day and overnight while sleeping. While it is suitable for a wide range of orthodontic issues, it is most effective in early childhood while the mouth is still developing.
Self-litigating braces are similar to traditional braces, but they use special clips and brackets to hold the teeth in place rather than elastic, rubber bands or metal ties. The clips allow greater tooth movement, reducing the discomfort sometimes associated with traditional orthodontics.
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If you live in the Springfield, Illinois area, visit our team at Dental Group of Springfield or call us at 217-793-8899 to make an appointment.