These are the metal brackets and wires that most people picture when they hear the word "braces." However, modern brackets are smaller and less noticeable than the notorious "metal-mouth" braces that many adults remember. Plus, new heat-activated arch wires use your own body heat to help teeth move quicker with much less pain than in the past.Thus metal brackets are not a horrifying experience anymore, rather than a chance to improve your smile and your overall oral health, too. Now that’s something to smile about!
Are you a good Candidate for braces?
Braces can be done for all age groups; although there are optimal age ranges; for best outcomes, yet results can still be achieved for all groups.
Basically; everyone who wants straight teeth and has a healthy bite is a good candidate for braces.
How does braces work ?
Braces work through controlled ,slow forces and pressure applied through the brackets and wires placed over the teeth surface.
Technically speaking; movement is done through a bio-mechanical process called "Bone Remodeling"; through the pressure exerted on the tooth via the brackets and wires applied
This process causes loosening of the tooth out of its socket, and so a new position is created .
This process needs to be done very slowly and explains why wearing braces can take some time to achieve the desired results.
Does Braces Hurt?
The process itself is usually completely painless, but you might experience a range of slight discomfort to soreness afterward as a result of the slow movement taking place, but this usually lasts for about a week after the initial placement and could recur for a couple of days after the periodic wire adjustments done during the treatment phase.
How is it like during the Braces treatment?
Wearing braces can be uncomfortable initially, but aside from this, some caution should be taken with certain types of foods such as sticky foods, hard foods, and fizzy drinks.
However once your treatment is done, the outcome is very rewarding.