Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth to improve the appearance and function of teeth. It also helps to keep the long-term health of your teeth, gums and jaw joints by spreading the bite pressure to all your teeth.
Many people have crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment straightens the teeth or puts them in a better position. This can improve the appearance of the teeth and the form of their biting together, and also make them easier to clean. Upper front teeth that stick out and look unsightly are more likely to be damaged, but they can be realigned with orthodontic treatment.
When the teeth don’t meet properly, this can put pressure on the jaw muscles, causing jaw and joint problems and sometimes headaches. Orthodontic treatment can help you bite more smoothly and reduce tension.
It is important to get orthodontic treatment at an early age in order to identify the dental problems in children and observe them before they progress. Thus, the formation of possible more dangerous defects such as enamel erosion and dental caries would be prevented.
Orthodontic treatments are usually performed by attaching brackets to tooth surfaces. There are four types of Orthodontic treatment methods that are widely used today. The brackets used vary according to the type of treatment and budget.
It is the oldest, most durable and most used type of braces. It is placed on the inner or outer surface of the tooth, paying attention to the tooth and jaw structure.
Transparent Braces (Porcelain Brackets)
Transparent braces look much more aesthetic because they are produced from a porcelain-based material. However, it is not as durable as metal braces.
Lingual braces developed to eliminate the disturbing appearance, which is the biggest disadvantage of braces; It is placed on the invisible inner surface of the tooth instead of the visible outer surface.
Transparent Dental Plaque
Transparent dental plaque is often used in cases of orthodontic disorders where there are partially milder tooth and jaw disorders. Unlike the others, there are no brackets and wires in the application of transparent dental plaque.
When your teeth are straightened, both your gum and dental health improve significantly. Pieces of food stuck in crooked teeth can increase the accumulation of microbes, which often leads to plaque coating and cavities. With orthodontic treatment, this problem can be eliminated and you can have a healthy and aesthetic mouth