Dental braces now come in various fun shapes with colorful ties. These small brackets are placed carefully on the teeth for optimal tooth movement to correct crowded, crooked and misaligned teeth.
Metal brackets are bonded to teeth and connected with an archwire. Periodic tightening Scheduled adjustments are required to create steady pressure which straightens teeth gradually and corrects jaw misalignment. Braces are still the most commonly used orthodontic treatment. However, there are other discreet options available. Ornella Orthodontics in Cincinnati, OH offers clear braces as an alternative to metal braces. In addition, you can customize metal braces to fit your lifestyle.
Correct your malocclusion in style by using colored elastic ties for your braces. You can display your favorite color, celebrate a team victory, or be decorative for the holidays.
Treatment time differs for each patient depending on the severity of the case. Most people wear braces for one to three years. A retainer is worn once the braces are removed to maintain the newly positioned teeth and keep them from shifting back into misalignment.
You will need to be diligent about how well you care for your oral health and your braces. Caring for braces means avoiding hard, sticky and sugary foods, and eating healthy choices. Snacking on too many sugary items can lead to plaque build-up that is difficult to remove around the wires and brackets, and cause cavities. Hard foods can damage or break orthodontic appliances.