They are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal.
Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except that the brackets are tooth colored to help make a fixed brace look less noticeable.This type of brace straightens teeth without compromising the way you look during your treatment. For this reason ceramic braces are popular with adults. Ceramic fixed braces are strong, lightweight, comfortable and fixed to the front of your teeth. You’ll hardly notice they are there.
Guys, Today we will talk about some thing interesting. how many of you want to straighten your teeth without getting braces? Many of you must have wondered at some point of time why teeth cant be straigtened without getting braces and all that hurt which you go through with braces. So, here is the solution to all your those problems .
Yes today we will talk about invisalign which is the new technology developed to get straight teeth without getting braces. Invisalign aligners are set of clear transparent, virtually invisible aligners which are customized for an individual and fit snugly over your teeth.
How These Aligners Work ?
A set of few aligners is customized for every individual. These aligners move the teeth slightly in horizontal , vertical direction and sometimes causes rotation wherever needed. Each aligner has to be worn for 2 weeks which causes slight movement and then changes to next aligner.
These aligner needs to be worn for full time except for the meals. They need to be removed during meals and while having any sugary drinks.
Advantages of aligners?
- Virtually invisible so most people won’t even know you’re going through treatment
- Gives you a confident smile
- Comfortable treatment
- No pain from sharp braces
- No breakages and no pain
- Shorter treatment duration
- Results can be easily monitored by the patient
- Has blue indicator dots to monitor patient compliance
- Easy to remove and wear
Is Invisalign treatment appropriate for you?
For the majority of cases, the answer is yes. Invisalign treatment is clinically proven to be effective for a broad range of teeth straightening cases, from mild to complex. These are few common problems which are easily treated :
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Cross bite
Occlusion, in a dental context, means simply the contact between teeth. More technically, it is the relationship between the maxillary (upper) and mandibular (lower) teeth when they approach each other, as occurs during chewing or at restThis is also known as “bite.” Perfect bites are rare. Most people have some form of malocclusion (“poor bite”). Orthodontists use braces and other tools to move teeth into a better and more normal occlusion, or alignment.
Malocclusion is the misalignment of teeth and jaws, or more simply, a “bad bite”. Malocclusion can cause a number of health and dental problems.
Static occlusion refers to contact between teeth when the jaw is closed and stationary, while dynamic occlusion refers to occlusal contacts made when the jaw is moving. Dynamic occlusion is also termed as articulation. During chewing, there is no tooth contact between the teeth on the chewing side of the mouth.
Centric occlusion is the occlusion of opposing teeth when the mandible is in centric relation. Centric occlusion is the first tooth contact and may or may not coincide with maximum intercuspation. It is also referred to as a person’s habitual bite, bite of convenience, or intercuspation position (ICP). Centric relation, not to be confused with centric occlusion, is a relationship between the maxilla and mandible.
Cleaning Around Braces
Even if you wear braces, you can, and should, brush and floss your teeth consistently. Maintain a good oral care routine of twice-daily tooth brushing and daily flossing to keep your teeth looking their best, and they’ll look even better when your braces are removed.
In order to properly clean around braces, it can be helpful to know some of the most common types.
Brackets. Most brackets are made of either stainless steel or a clear or tooth-colored plastic. The brackets are usually attached to the fronts of the teeth and a wire is passed through each one and adjusted by the orthodontist to provide the correct pressure.
Lingual Brackets. These brackets are placed on the inside (tongue-facing side) of the teeth so they are not visible. However, they can be more difficult to keep clean.
Traditional bands. These types of braces involve a metal band wrapped around each tooth to which the bracket is secured, but this style is rarely used today.
No matter what type of braces you have, the goal is the same—to apply constant pressure over time to move your teeth into correct alignment.
What To Eat and What Not To Eat When You Have Braces
Braces or not, it’s always recommended to eat a well-balanced diet for its renowned health benefits. But if you have braces, it’s important to avoid special foods that can increase your risk for cavities or damage your braces.
Avoid Sticky and Sugary Foods
Cut down on sweets, chips and soda. Sugary and starchy foods generate plaque acid and that can cause tooth decay and promote gum disease. Sticky, chewy sweets like caramel can also cause wire damage and loosen brackets.
Cut Food into Small Pieces
Cut healthy, hard foods like carrots or apples into smaller pieces. This makes them less a threat to your braces.
Stay Away From Hard, Crunchy Snacks
These types of snacks, including popcorn, nuts and hard candy, can break braces or make their impact less effective
Orthodontic treatment is the science where the position and shape of the teeth is altered so as to make the teeth functionally and visibly more appropriate.
This type of treatment involves putting of small metallic brackets on the inner or outer surface of the teeth and then putting a wire through the brackets. this wire is held on with the help of little rubber bands. you can choose the color of the little bands and experiment with a variety of colors ranging from the traditional transparent ones or ones of neon colors.
The wire is then tightened approximately every month until the teeth reach the desired position.
The treatment once started cannot be stopped midway if the desired results want to be achieved.
PROS OF METAL BRACES
They are highly effective in bringing our teeth in alignment.
- need to be tightened only once a month
- most cost effective method for straightening teeth.
- can make even minor changes in later stages
CONS OF METAL BRACES
- They are visually unaesthetic.
- if not cleaned properly they tend to accumulate food and debris.
- you need to keep the mouth absolutely clean at all timed.
- sometimes the brackets come off in case of trauma to the bracket or teeth in that case a dentist needs to be visited to replace the bracket.
- the wire needs to be tightened every month so you need to be present . the process cannot be too early or too late to get the desired results.
Tongue thrusting is a common human behavioural pattern in which the tongue protrudes through the upper and lower front teeth during swallowing, speech, and while the tongue is at rest. Nearly all infants exhibit a swallowing pattern involving tongue protrusion, but by six months of age most lose this.Factors that can contribute to tongue thrusting include enlarged tongue, thumb sucking or large tonsils. The force of the tongue against the teeth results in space between the upper and lower front and is an important factor in contributing to a bad bite. The patient may be placed on an appliance similar to a night-guard in the mouth at night, or may wear a more permanent device that can be removed and adjusted by a dentist.