In the past, people who wore braces would get teased a lot and kids were really scared of getting them for fear of becoming the laughing stock among their friends. Even adults who needed braces wouldn’t want to get them because they might feel embarrassed among their colleagues. But now, people are more focused on getting the perfect set of teeth which may require you to wear some braces.
As a part of cosmetic dentistry, braces help adjust the alignment of a person’s teeth so that they may be properly aligned. People who really want to have straight teeth wouldn’t mind braces for a certain time if it means being able to get a nice set of pearly whites in the end. For now, let’s take a more detailed look into braces and its role in the cosmetic dentistry industry.
First off, you should know that people of any age can get some braces provided that they have a complete set of healthy teeth. It is also important to note that braces are used not solely for cosmetic reasons but for health reasons as well. People who have irregular bites and other problems regarding tooth alignment and jaw need to get braces to be able to address such problems. Failure to do so will result in the condition of the person getting worse and making his mouth more prone to other problems.
So how do braces work? Well the main catalyst of braces in straightening out one’s teeth is pressure. To understand, let us first see how a cosmetic dentist attaches braces to a person’s mouth. Braces have two basic components, the metal brackets and the metal wire. The dentist attaches the metal brackets to each of the teeth of the person using some bonding cement and they are all connected with the metal wire that is threaded through each of the brackets.
With the metal brackets glued onto the person’s teeth and the metal wire through each of them, the dentist can manipulate the wire by tightening it which results in the pressure that is applied to the teeth which causes them to shift which is why people who have had braces feel uncomfortable whenever the wire is being tightened.
People who have an allergy towards latex and certain metals are not advised to get braces because these are the materials found in the makeup of the braces itself. If a person has had gum disease, he has to undergo proper examination with the dentists as getting braces may result in other complications.
For people who want to make their teeth perfectly aligned, getting braces in an option. Many people are getting braces every year in fact this is one of the most common dental treatments that dentists perform. Although the treatment process of braces can be quite long, the end result is a beautiful set of set that are in its proper alignment. Cosmetic dentists always recommend that you properly take care of your braces by cleaning it out with the provided tools in addition to brushing.