There are many different factors which affect the appearance of our teeth. Misalignment issues are common and the majority of people have a certain degree of misalignment of their adult teeth, unless they have undergone orthodontic treatment successfully and maintained this over time. Crooked and wonky teeth can affect the way we feel about our smile, as can gaps in the teeth, overcrowding of the teeth and missing teeth. Other factors which affect our teeth are bite disorders such as underbite, overbite and crossbite. These are issues which can all be addressed successfully using orthodontics Navan. If left untreated sometimes these factors can result in an array of different dental problems. This is because misaligned teeth are more difficult to keep clean as plaque and tartar can build up in hard-to-reach areas, leading to a manner of different issues including tooth decay and eventually tooth loss. Bite disorders, if left untreated, also result in many different problems including an increased risk of tooth and jaw injury.
Different types of braces
Thanks to advances in dental technology there are now many different treatment options available in orthodontics, according to your personal requirements and preferences.
Conventionally orthodontic treatment is carried out using dental braces which consist of metal brackets and wires which are fixed to the surfaces of the teeth for a certain period of time and apply constant pressure to move the teeth into a specific position. Unfortunately there is a reluctance amongst adults to undergo this form of orthodontic treatment due to its high visibility, despite its great effectiveness. This form of orthodontic treatment is commonly seen amongst teenagers and still remains the most efficient form of correcting misalignment issues of the teeth. To avoid the reluctance of undergoing orthodontic treatment in adults, the last few decades have seen the introduction and establishment of invisible orthodontics and there are many different options available for those who are looking for a more discreet and convenient treatment option.
Lingual braces work in the same way as conventional dental braces, consisting of metal brackets and wires, however these are fixed to the inside of your teeth and they still work in the same way providing the same effective results in a similar period of time, however they are almost invisible from the outside.
Another similar alternative to the traditional metal brace is the ceramic brace. These also work in the same way, however the brackets are made of ceramic and the components themselves are either tooth coloured or translucent and therefore they also provide a discreet treatment option for those who require extensive correction of their misalignment issues for a neatly aligned and more beautiful smile. Ceramic braces are more expensive than traditional metal braces, but like traditional metal braces provide constant pressure on the teeth, therefore requiring less time to improve your smile successfully. Speak to your dentist today to find out more about the different types of orthodontic treatments available and which one will be the most suitable to help correct the misalignment issues of your teeth and promote better oral health for life.