Dental Braces: Get Your Smile Back!
Dental Braces: Get Your Smile Back!
Few of us appreciate them. However, when necessary, these small devices are very useful. Who am I? We are talking about dental braces of course!
These braces are often criticized for their aesthetic aspect and are often difficult to accept for young people, but also for some adults, who refuse to adopt this orthodontic treatment perceived as a constraint, but nevertheless effective for the alignment of our teeth.
Today, with the progress of science and dental medicine, new alternatives are developing, such as the Invisalign transparent dental aligner. These new treatments, offered by your Montréal orthodontic expert, Dr. Normand Bach, allow you to correct your teeth without anyone suspecting the presence of braces on your smile.
In this blog, we’ll look at the need for braces and the solutions offered in orthodontic treatment. We’ll also discuss the available alternatives as well as any questions you may have in this respect.
Dental Braces: The Right Orthodontic Treatment
When Turn to Braces?
Before starting an orthodontic treatment, many people legitimately want to be reassured about wearing braces.
So, it is important to remember the main reasons for resorting to orthodontic treatment:
- Misaligned teeth
- Overlapping teeth
- Poor positioning of the jaw
- Temporomandibular dysfunction
While most of us are afraid of having our teeth touched, braces can be painless. While the procedure itself can sometimes seem lengthy, teeth will begin to feel sensitive within a few hours of placement, with discomfort that can last a few days and be soothed by orthodontic wax.
However, after this period, you will not even feel your braces and you will get used to living with them. If discomfort persists, don’t worry, it means that the appliance is doing its job and that the alignment of your teeth is on-going.
Different Types of Dental Braces
Dr. Normand Bach will advise you on the type of braces that are best suited to your teeth according to your budget.
You should know that there are various types of braces:
- Metal braces: this type of braces is the most common today. Made of stainless steel, these braces have never been so comfortable once placed on your teeth.
- Clear braces: Made from transparent materials, these braces are less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. Your oral hygiene must be impeccable to wear these rings made of ceramic.
- Lingual braces: hidden behind your teeth, these braces are invisible when you smile. Made of metal, these braces adapt completely to your teeth.
- Self-ligating braces: these braces do not have any elastic bands to hold them in place, hence the name. The wire is placed inside the braces that are attached to your teeth.
Living With Braces
Although it is recommended to consult a dentist at a young age, there is no specific age for wearing braces. It is common to say that braces can be placed around the age of 10 to 11.
Following the placement of braces, regular follow-ups are essential to ensure that your teeth remain healthy.
In addition, throughout your treatment, hard and sticky foods should be avoided in your diet in order to preserve your braces.
Nowadays, innovation makes it possible to access new, completely invisible treatments to correct the alignment of your teeth.
Indeed, with the Invisalign transparent aligner, your loved ones will not notice your orthodontic treatment. Similar to a transparent mouthguard used in the world of sports, this shell is personalized and allows a gradual modification of your teeth.
Effective, discreet and removable, this option, intended for patients who are not necessarily comfortable with traditional dental braces, leaves aside any inconvenience by sweeping away physical complexes.
Dr. Normand Bach, Your Oral Health Expert
For many years now, solutions have been available for both children and adults to help you get your smile back.
It all starts with a visit to our office before deciding on the best solution for your needs.
Dr. Normand Bach and his team, located in the heart of Montréal, will accompany you and assure you of the effectiveness of your treatment with convincing and remarkable results. Don’t wait any longer and book your appointment now with our health professionals!