They are made of plastic and stimulate bone development and generate space for crowding teeth. They are used before all teeth have developed and there are still milk teeth present. The orthodontist will teach you how to insert and remove the braces, how to clean them and how many hours a day you need to wear them.
At first you will feel a slight pressure on the teeth, you will salivate more and speech will be a little strange, since your palate is covered by a plastic object. All these are normal and they will go away in a few days, as your body gets accustomed with the dental braces.
You will have to come in once a month to make necessary adjustments.
They are most common with teenagers and adults. Using braces, we obtain perfectly aligned teeth. Aesthetically, they can be metallic, ceramics or sapphire.
Most of the time, appearance is what drives the patient to the orthodontist.
There are a number of discrepancies: small upper jaw, crowded teeth, overexposed gums, protruding or receding chin, etc.
Some patients obtain great results with just braces. Others need orthodontic treatment and surgery on bones and soft tissues, such as chin, nose, etc.
Orthodontic implants are small titanium screws, inserted in the jaw bone, on which elastic arches are attached. They can improve the efficacy of braces, reducing the time needed for the desired results. They are then easily removed, since they are not integrated in the bone.
Surgically accelerated orthodontics involves the realization of guides at bone level, which will ease the migration of the teeth in the desired direction. At the same time, the size and quality of the marginal periodontium are improved using artificial bone and resorbable collagen membranes.