According to Dr Marneni a Dallas Orthodontist – Dental braces are used to straighten crooked teeth, align oral jaws, improve the beauty of smiles and faces, and relieve pressure on temporomandibular joints. The dental team will ask questions about your health, conduct a clinical exam, take impressions of your teeth, take photos of your face and teeth, and order X-rays of the mouth and head. An appropriate treatment plan is made based on analysis of the gathered information.
If your dentist feels that braces are indeed the solution for you, the dental team will prescribe an appliance specific for your needs. The braces may consist of bands, wires along with few fixed or removable corrective appliances. No single method works for everyone.
Advantages of Braces:
Dr. Marneni says, “the goal of orthodontic treatment in children is not only to create straight well-aligned teeth, but also to improve the facial profile that will remain stable throughout adolescence and adulthood”. Dr. Marneni also says, “orthodontic treatment in adults is comparatively difficult and people who undergo the treatment should be aware that they will probably need to wear a retainer at night for rest of their lives if they want to maintain the results of the treatment. Retainers are devices that help maintain the straight teeth alignment that was achieved by braces. Whether the retainer is fixed or removable and how long the patient needs to wear it varies greatly.
Explaining about the advantages Dr.Marneni says, “use of braces helps proper alignment of the teeth. Straightening teeth is not just attractive; it also helps to keep teeth clean. Proper alignment of the teeth does not allow food particles to be trapped in between the teeth which prevent teeth from enamel degrading bacteria. Orthodontics is one of the most comprehensive – and non- invasive – options for treating jaw discrepancy problems”.
OakHeights family dental, Dallas dentists also discuss few commonly used orthodontic devices. They are
Invisalign braces are virtually invisible. These alignment trays are created from molds and can be removed for brushing and flossing. They’re the Cadillac of braces, if you can afford them.
Metal braces are the most commonly used braces and any orthodontist can provide this system of braces. The system involves brackets that are glued to each tooth.
About Ceramic Braces they are not as visible as metal braces. Ceramic braces are a little more expensive and they’re not as strong as metal braces, but they look great.
Lingual Braces are attached behind the teeth so they’re not visible when you smile. These braces are also more expensive than traditional metal braces but the advantages are apparent.