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Fitting braces with Ares Dental

A radiant smile boosts self-confidence and opens doors.

Today, wearing braces is no longer limited to children’s dental problems, as more and more adults are turning to orthodontics.

There’s no age limit to orthodontic treatment, there’s no age limit for orthodontic treatment and technological advances now make it possible to wear braces discreetly. Traditional metal braces are no longer the only alternative for a perfect smile. By wearing a transparent mouthpiece, it is possible to correct certain malocclusions, without hindering you in your daily activities.

Even though the primary purpose of braces is to restore to restore dental and jaw balancemore and more people are seeking orthodontic treatment primarily to improve the aesthetics of their smile.

Enabling oral hygiene and reducing the appearance of cavitiesOrthodontics can also help prevent many problems, such as tooth loosening and gum problems.

Do you want to boost your self-esteem and rediscover the desire to smile? Ares Dental explains it all!

What type of braces should I choose?

There are several models of braces on the market. Whether fixed or removable, it’s the severity of the treatment that determines which model is best suited to your dental needs.

Fixed braces

  • External braces
    • The least aesthetic, but the best known;
    • Metal or ceramic rings, also known as brackets, with an attached wire (bow) that can be colored or invisible.

  • Lingual braces
    • As with external braces, but the brackets are bonded to the inner surface of the teeth;
    • Less comfortable, especially at first;
    • May cause speech problems in the first few weeks.

Removable dental appliances

  • Invisible aligner – Invisalign
    • Several gutters to be used and changed +/- every 2 weeks;
    • Easy to place and for optimum comfort;
    • Ideal for adults;
    • Ideal for slight tooth alignment problems.

Removable braces are very popular with adults, results can vary depending on the alignment problems. They can help to correct overlapping teeth or gaps between them, but they can also be used to treat also promote jaw growth in adolescents, correct maxillary malformations and prevent severe malocclusions in young people..

This dental appliance is composed as follows:

  • A plastic plate;
  • Wire screws and springs.

What is a malocclusion?

A malocclusion results from a problem related to the size of the maxillae and teeth.This leads to misalignment and numerous oral and dental problems. Orthodontic treatment allows you to wear braces to correct malocclusion, and improve patients’ quality of life and aesthetics.

There can be many causes of malocclusion:

  • A major problem between teeth and jaw;
  • Sucking your thumb, sticking your tongue out too often, etc. ;
  • Trauma to the face;
  • Missing teeth ;
  • Congenital anomalies.

There are 3 types of malocclusion:

  • Type 1 malocclusion Gap between upper and lower teeth;
  • Type 2 malocclusion Upper molars shifted forward compared to lower molars;
  • Type 3 malocclusion lower molars shifted forward compared to upper molars.

What type of braces should I choose?

While adults have a preference for removable, invisible braces, there are some important aspects to consider when wearing braces.

1. Discretion: a key element for adults

Adults often wear braces because of aesthetic concerns about their smile. For this reason, the most important factor in choosing a dental appliance is its visibility. In the interests of discretion, invisible aligners and lingual braces are best suited for this purpose..

2. Duration of orthodontic treatment

Only an orthodontist can draw up a complete assessment to effectively treat your orthodontic problems. There are many factors to consider in order to achieve a perfect smile, and the duration of the treatment is also important. This differs according to :

    • Type of braces used Treatment duration may vary considerably. For example, a fixed appliance is used for two to three years, while an invisible aligner can take up to a year, provided you only have minor problems;
    • The complexity of dental problems A longer course of treatment is sometimes advisable when a person requires more extensive care;
    • Following instructions Compliance with your orthodontist’s instructions is crucial for fast, effective treatment.

3. Caring for your braces

Transparent gutters are easy to maintain and that makes it a considerable advantage. Once removed, simply rinse the tray and gently clean with a toothbrush.

On the other hand, maintenance of fixed equipment is a little more tedious and restrictive. A toothbrush with soft bristles and a compact head will be used to clean your teeth, but you’ll also need to use dental floss and interdental brushes to remove residues, plaque and hard-to-reach spaces with your toothbrush.

4. Restrictions and daily impact

Let’s take a look at all the advantages and disadvantages between fixed and removable devices.

Fixed braces

Fixed braces

Fixed braces

The choice of braces is determined by your priorities and lifestyle, weighing up the positives and negatives, and also by the opinion of your orthodontist. At Ares Dental, you can now choose the device best suited to your needs in the company of our professionals.

5. Pain and discomfort

Even though the wearing of braces should not cause painIt is possible to experience discomfort on certain occasions. This is due to the pressure exerted by the appliance on the teeth.

Here’s how your new braces may feel:

    • Pressure on teeth Fixed braces can cause some discomfort after tightening. The pressure exerted on the teeth may be unpleasant for the first few days, but gradually fades. With an invisible appliance, the pressure is less, but is felt as soon as the mouthpiece is changed;
    • Tongue irritation This is especially true when wearing a fixed lingual appliance. This is caused by the tongue rubbing against the device’s rings and is only temporary;
    • Discomfort when chewing At first, it can be difficult to chew properly. A period of adaptation is sometimes necessary when wearing fixed braces;
    • Increased salivation The first few days of adaptation may lead to an increase in saliva production;
    • Complicated elocution In the early stages, you may experience temporary speech difficulties. It takes a little time to get used to it, but it’s not too bad.

Discomfort during the first few days is completely normal. However, if the problem persists and worsens, don’t hesitate to consult your orthodontist.

6. Orthodontic fees

Orthodontic fees can be very high, and the cost of treatment can be frightening for many people.

You can request a request a quote to calculate the cost of your orthodontic treatment and contact your mutual insurance company to see how much is covered. Some private insurers also offer significant advantages. Don’t hesitate to ask your mutual or insurance company for more information!

Restraint after wearing braces

Are you finished with your orthodontic treatment? You’re finally free of your braces and with a new smile.

However, it is important to be able to enjoy this correction for as long as possible. This step is essential if you are to enjoy your new smile for as long as possible.

This can be done using a restraint system and comes in two forms:

  • Fixed restraint It is placed on the inner surface of the teeth. This is a wire bonded to the teeth;
  • A removable retainer This is a transparent splint that must be worn continuously for a certain period of time, then used only at night.

In conclusion, the choice of braces is a decision that depends on many factors. Whatever your new braces, it’s important to follow all your orthodontist’s instructions and maintain impeccable oral hygiene to achieve successful results.

At Ares Dental, you’ll find a dedicated team ready to give you a radiant smile. Contact us for more information about our orthodontic care.

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