Orthodontic treatment is used to enhance the appearance, function, and position of abnormally arranged or crooked teeth. It is a method of straightening or moving teeth, to provide a bright and healthy smile. The treatment is basically used to straighten teeth and realign them in a better position. It can also help in taking care of your overall mouth health including jaw joints and gums, by putting a biting pressure over all your teeth.
Why should you have orthodontic treatment?
There is no denying the fact that smile is the most important aspect of our personality and everybody wants to smile with confidence. However, crooked or crowded teeth often make smile an embarrassment for many.
Also, some people have upper front teeth that stick out and look unsightly. For a matter of fact, these prominent teeth are more likely to be damaged or crooked, but with the help of orthodontic treatment, these teeth can be aligned in a line. Or the way the upper and lower jaws meet can cause discomfort and lead to an incorrect bite. When the upper and lower jaws do not meet correctly, it can put a strain on the muscles of the jaw, causing severe joint problems and sometimes headaches also. Undergoing orthodontic treatment can help you keep all dental problems at bay while boasting of a beautiful and bright smile.
Orthodontic treatment can be performed with many different types of devices, which are often called braces. These devices are used to correct the position of the teeth. The complete orthodontic treatment will depend on the condition of your teeth.
Taking care of your braces and teeth
Once you have your braces fixed, it is important to regularly get it checked by your dentist while you are undergoing an orthodontic treatment. Also, you need to take extra special care of your teeth and braces by
- Cleaning your teeth thoroughly and carefully on a daily basis, including between your teeth where you can. Braces that usually very delicate and thus it’s important to make sure you do not break them. After fixing the braces, we will show the special techniques to use to clean your teeth as well as braces properly without breaking them.
- You need to cut down on sugary foods and drinks along with hard and sticky foods as they may damage your braces.
- Brushing your teeth should be the last thing you should do before going to bed. It is important to brush your teeth twice a day to keep your braces in a good condition. You can even use a mouthwash when needed. We may suggest using stronger fluoride toothpaste, or perhaps a fluoride gel or mouth rinse.