The beauty of mouth and teeth has a significant effect on people’s faces. But with orthodontic treatment, in addition to improving the beauty of the smile, other problems are also solved. Below, we examine the problems that people face before orthodontics.
In addition to looking bad, misaligned teeth put a lot of pressure on other teeth, gums, and jaw joints, which can lead to the following problems:
• Difficulty chewing with pain
• causing problems in the gums
• Tooth decay
• Severe headache and migraine
• Shoulder and neck pain
• Digestive problems caused by bad chewing of food
• Problems with brushing and maintaining oral hygiene
• Appearance problems and low self-confidence
• TMJ problems
What are the types of orthodontics?
While millions of children and adults begin orthodontic treatment each year, there are many different types of orthodontic treatment to choose from. The choice is yours as to which treatment method is right for your needs and each method that helps you is unique.
• Invisible orthodontics
• Movable orthodontics
• Fixed orthodontics
• Colored orthodontics
• Damon Orthodontics
• Lingual orthodontics
Invisible orthodontics is more popular among adults. One of the advantages of this type of orthodontics is that it is not visible on the teeth. But it is not applicable for everyone. If you wish to be treated with invisible orthodontics, the orthodontist must first check the condition of your teeth and jaw.
Treatment by removable orthodontics is usually recommended for mild problems. This treatment is applicable for both upper and lower jaw. But for lower teeth, this orthodontic method is hard and difficult to bear.
Removable orthodontic appliances are made of clear plastic and custom-made for the patient’s mouth. This is a firm tension and holds all the teeth in position.
It is also a mobile orthodontic device that is made of a combination of plastic and metal and is custom made to fit the patient’s mouth. Depending on the patient’s need to stabilize the tooth, removable retainers are used for different periods.
In fixed orthodontics, brackets are glued and fixed on the teeth. Most problems and anomalies can be treated with the help of fixed orthodontics and do not depend on the cooperation of the patient
Colored orthodontics is very popular among teenagers. The use of colored braces with a wide variety of colors has caused this type of orthodontics to attract the attention of this age group.
Damon orthodontics is one of the new methods of orthodontics. Unlike traditional orthodontics, where the connection of wires to orthodontic brackets is done using very small elastics, in Damon orthodontics, brackets with the ability to open and close sliding are used.
Because in this type of orthodontics, small rubber bands are not used around each bracket, so the patient can easily clean around the wires and brackets during the orthodontic period.
Lingual orthodontics is another orthodontic method. This type of dental orthodontics is classified as hidden orthodontics because it is performed behind the teeth. That is why it is popular with adults.
Principles of oral hygiene in orthodontics
If we do not take good care of the teeth and the oral environment during orthodontic treatment, it may cause tooth decay during orthodontics or yellowing of the teeth, and we may damage the orthodontic wires or orthodontic brackets, below are some important points. What you should observe during the treatment is mentioned:
Compliance with the diet
Correct brushing is important in orthodontics
Orthodontic floss is more important than brushing
Take mouthwash containing fluoride seriously.
You may need orthodontic wax
Take regular and timely visits to the orthodontist seriously