How do Dental Braces Work

The Procedure for Dental Braces and its Benefits

If you have missing teeth or crooked tooth, braces can help you straighten your teeth to improve your bite and outlook. Braces have been used to correct teeth misalignment for over 50 years. They are the most efficient and effective way to align teeth both for adults and teenagers. In this post, we will look at how braces work to improve your teeth’s position, bite and overall look.

The Initial Consultation

Your dentist may not be an orthodontist. For specialized cosmetic dental treatments in Dubai, orthodontists are the right specialists. But before you meet with your orthodontist, get an extensive check up with your dental consultant to examine your oral health. If you suffer from gingivitis or any form of dental infection, it is better to get that treated first. Individuals who have substantial gum problems may not be the right candidate for regular braces. Ask your specialist before making the decision.

The types of Traditional Braces

Braces come in different types both removable and fixed. Depending on your dental correction requirements your dentist can advise you to wear a certain type of brace. In traditional braces, you have the option to choose from Ceramic, Metallic and Lingual braces.

Components of Dental Braces

In simple words, braces work by applying substantial pressure on the teeth to change their position. As the pressure is applied for a specified period of time the bone under the teeth changes its position. This makes the teeth well-aligned in a natural form that significantly enhances your smile. Let’s look at the different components of dental braces below to understand their structure better:

Brackets: These are small squares bonded directly to the teeth through a bonding agent. They can also be fixed to the orthodontic bands. Brackets handle and hold the arch wire to move the teeth in a specific position. Brackets can be in tooth-colored, ceramic and stainless steel material. They can also be of plastic depending on the type of braces you get.

Orthodontic bands: These are stainless steel or tooth-colored bands, cemented to your teeth with the help of dental bonding agent. These bands wrap around each tooth to give support for the brackets. The clear orthodontic bands are more cosmetic in nature than the stainless steel bands. You can choose a band based on your preference.

Arch Wires: These wires firmly attach brackets and act as a guiding tool for teeth movement.

Spacers: They sit between the teeth to separate before the placement of the orthodontic bands.

Elastic Rubber Bands: They attach to the hooks of the brackets and can be worn between the lower and upper teeth in numerous ways. Their function is to apply substantial pressure to change the position of the upper teeth to make them align with the lower teeth.

All of the components supplement the effort of the braces to move the teeth from their current position to the desired position.

Traditional braces are a great way to shift your teeth to a position that is more desirable and attractive for your facial structure. Talk to your dental consultant and learn more about how traditional braces can help you.