Sometimes you look at the teeth of smiling people and wonder what a chain is doing inside the mouth. Well, those are the things we call dental braces. While we were younger, we often used to wonder about those braces. But nowadays, these braces are being used as a very helpful source of dental innovation.
The devices used in orthodontics to align and straighten teeth are dental braces. They help to position them with regard to a person’s bite, while also improving dental health simultaneously. They are more often than not used to treat underbitesas well as malocclusions, overbites, open bites, deep bites, cross bites, crooked teeth, and numerous other flaws within the teeth and jaw.
Digging up history a little, braces date back to ancient times. One can trace the origin of braces back to around 400-300 BC when Hippocrates and Aristotle were thinking of ways to straighten teeth and fix various dental conditions.
What does braces do? Well, they move the teeth as a result of force and pressure on the teeth. Basically, four elements are used: brackets, bonding material material, arch wire and ligature elastic. As the arch-wire puts pressure on the brackets, the teeth moves.
The constant pressure of the braces moves the teeth into desired positions over time. The process is very lengthy and hence loosens the tooth, after which new bone grows in to support the tooth in its new position. This is bone remodeling—a biomechanical process responsible for making bones stronger.
There are many types of braces…
- Traditional metal wired braces—stainless steel braces, that are sometimes used in combination with titanium.
- Clear braces—more suited to the looks conscious people as it is an alternative to traditional braces, and are more similar to the colour of the teeth.
- Gold-plated stainless steel braces.
- Lingual braces—custom made braces where the braces are bonded at the back of the teeth.
- Titanium braces resemble stainless steel braces but are lighter and just as strong.
At Dr. C Family Dentistry, you will get the premium services when it comes to adult braces. Once you look around, you will find that while many provide the service of adult braces, there is a difference between us and them.
One stark and glaring thing that you would observe is how cost-effective we are. While most clinics charge up to $5500 for adult bracing, we charge up to only $3700—instantly saving $1800 for you, a huge amount of money that you could have spent somewhere else.
No-one likes to have a set of teeth that isn’t cohesively placed within the mouth. Not everyone is born the same and we have no control over how we take birth. But we do have control—at least the illusion of it—when it comes to taking decisions that would shape our lives for the better.
So, if you are in need of bracing services, look no further and make your life-changing decision right now by contacting us!
Posted on behalf of Dr. C Family Dentistry