Braces | Types | How do they work?
Braces are the devices that are used by the dentist or orthodontist to make the teeth aligned and straight. It makes your teeth strong and places them in their appropriate position. They are also used to improve the dental health. Braces are used to improve the overbite, open bite, deep bite, cross bite, crooked teeth, and underbites. These are used to correct the various flaws of the teeth. There are different types of braces used by the orthodontist for the treatment of the irregular teeth.
How do braces work?
Braces exert the pressure on the teeth and move teeth in the specific direction. When the pressure is exerted on the teeth then the bone changes its shape.
Following are the components of the braces that help to make the teeth straight.
Braces contain the square bracket which is attached to the front of the teeth with some dental agent. The bracket holds the wires that move the teeth. These wires are attached to the back side of the teeth.
Braces contain the orthodontist bands that are made up of the stainless steel, or tooth-colored material. They are wrapped around the teeth in order to provide the support to the teeth.
Spacers are placed between the teeth and are used to keep the little space in the teeth so that they do not collide with each other.
Arc wires are attached with the brackets in order to provide the right direction to the teeth. Ties are also used with the arc wires to provide the support.
A buccal tube on the band of the end tooth holds the end of the arch wires in its right place.
Dual bands on the upper teeth that have headgear tubes on them to hold the face bow headgear in its right place. Face bow headgear is a wire gadget that is used to move the upper molar back in the mouth and made they ready for chewing.
Elastic rubbers are attached to the hooks on the brackets. It is shabby between the upper and the lower teeth. These rubbers apply pressure on the upper and the lower teeth to keep them in the right place.
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What types of braces are suitable to me?
The type of the braces used for the treatment differs from person to person. Which type of braces is suitable to you is tell by the orthodontist. The types of the braces may also depend on upon the cost of the different braces. Here are some types of braces and their cost:
Most common braces are metal braces that are used by everyone and is notorious as compared to modern braces. When you are using the metal brace then you have to take care of the food and other things because these braces can cause the electric in your mouth. These are the cheapest braces among others.
These braces have the same size as metal braces but these braces are of the color similar to the teeth. They move the teeth much faster than the other braces. These are expensive than the metal braces and can become dirty if the patient doesn’t take care of it.
It is made up of the series of 18 to 30 custom made a mouth guard aligner. It is easy to remove and can’t be used for the serious teeth problems. They are suitable for the adults and the teenager but not for the children. This is most expensive and can’t be easily replaced.
There is another type of braces, which is called power chains, You can read the details on main site of braces.