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Orthodontic Treatments

What is orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontics is a dental specialty focused on aligning your bite and straightening your teeth.

You might need to see an orthodontist if you have crooked, overlapped, twisted or gapped teeth. Common orthodontic treatments include traditional braces, clear aligners and removable retainers.

Orthodontics consists of:

Sometimes the orthodontist may use other tools and techniques with orthodontic treatment, such as jaw expanders and implants  that improve the appearance of the jawbones and extend the occlusion and smile line.

Types of orthodontics

If you want to resort to braces or if you are going to install braces, here is a list of the types of braces that you can choose between according to the situation and in agreement with the dentist

Traditional metal orthodontics

This type of braces is the most common type, and the braces here are made of all-metal. Of all the types of braces, metal braces are the least expensive, and often the fastest and most effective

lingual orthodontics

One of the types of orthodontics that some may prefer because they are completely hidden behind the teeth is what is called lingual braces or internal braces Here the orthodontic cradles are attached to the inner side of the tooth and are not visible, as well as the wire is passed through these cradles from the back of the teeth

Ceramic orthodontics

This type of orthodontic is characterized by that the orthodontic cradles that are attached to the tooth are made of a light-colored ceramic material, or even take the color of the teeth. They are not easily noticed on the teeth, but this comes with a cost, as ceramic braces are expensive and must be cleaned carefully so as not to change their color. It is worth noting here that ceramic braces help to move teeth faster than transparent braces

Clear orthodontics

This type consists of a complete transparent mold that is specially designed for the patient’s teeth, and it is changed every two weeks. The entire orthodontic trip here needs approximately 18-30 different molds that are changed every several weeks with the change of distances between the teeth and the change of occlusion as the teeth move from their place, although This type of orthodontic is almost transparent and not noticed by others, it may be expensive and not suitable for all cases, and it may take a very long time to achieve the desired results.

Metal Braces

Ceramic Braces

Lingual Braces

(clear aligner)

orthodontic period

Maintaining & cleaning your dental braces:

After installing braces, it is preferable to follow the following steps and tips to protect the braces from any damage and to be able to achieve the results you want in a faster period

after completion of orthodontic treatment:

After removing the calendar and obtaining the desired result, there is a final stage that should not be neglected, which is the stage of installation

Here, a special tool called a dental retainer is designed, which is worn after the completion of the braces to prevent the teeth from returning to their places and keeping them fixed. There are two known types of dental retainers, namely:

Often adults have to wear a dental retainer for life to maintain the results, which is not entirely bad, with time a person gets used to having a dental retainer in his mouth without any pain or discomfort.

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