How Orthodontic Treatment Works?
For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. After your braces come off, you’ll feel more self-confident. During your treatment, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible.
Other benefits include greater functionality for your teeth (in other words they fit together properly) so you can chew properly and so that your jaw joint doesn’t suffer too much stress (which can lead to regular headaches, migraines and back, jaw or shoulder pain). This also reduces the risk of trauma to prominent teeth. Having straight teeth also makes it easier to keep your teeth clean, lessening the risk of decay and gum (periodontal) disease.
Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position. This is a great time to wear braces! Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can choose brackets that are clear or metallic colour. You can choose the colour of the ties that hold the wire in brackets. Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.