The goal of post early age treatment is to ensure that each tooth has an exact location in the mouth. When this equilibrium is established, the teeth will function together properly. This Phase consists in aligning the teeth and the treatment starts when all permanent teeth have erupted, and usually requires braces on all the teeth.
The extent of treatment needed to correct a problem will determine how long the process takes. Different patients react to treatments differently, so while it may take one patient only 12 months to complete their treatment, it may take another patient 24 months or more. The duration of treatment can vary depending on how quickly your body responds, how you take care of your appliance and how much work is needed to give you a nice smile.
There are different types of braces:
Given that adult jawbones have stopped growing, it is often necessary to perform orthognathic surgery in order to align the jawbones. In general:
- Adults are more likely than children to experience gum recession or even bone loss due to gingivitis or advanced periodontal disease. Patients with straighter teeth are less likely to get gum disease.
- Over time, teeth can become worn down and shift into different positions that can only be corrected with orthodontic care. Missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift and tilt, creating a bad bite and increasing the possibility of gum disease.
- Adults exhibit abnormal jaw pain or pressure that is caused by crooked teeth
"Adults advised to consider invisible braces which are easier to handle and more aesthetic to wear!"
Other Accessories used in Orthodontics
There exist several diverse accessories used within the framework of orthodontic treatment. In order to exert pressure on the jaws, elastics or springs can be used. We also use min-implants to obtain a better anchorage.
Eating with appliances
There is need to take special care to avoid any foods that could damage your new appliances. Foods to avoid with appliances include:
- Crunchy foods — popcorn, chips, ice, coca cola
- Sticky foods — caramel candies, chewing gum
- Hard foods — nuts, hard candies
- Foods that require biting into — corn on the cob, apples, carrots, apple
Soreness Caused from Braces and Appliances
• When you first get your braces, you may notice that your teeth and mouth feel a little tender or sore. This is perfectly normal and we promise your
mouth will not be sore forever! To relieve the pain, we recommend, if the pain is more severe and does not go away after rinsing, you can also try taking a pain reliever.
• It is also not uncommon for your lips, cheeks, and tongue to become irritated for one to two weeks as they toughen and become used to the braces. You can put some wax over the braces to reduce the tenderness.
• If your teeth begin feeling a little loose, don’t worry; this is normal! Your braces must first loosen your teeth to move them into the right position. Once your teeth have been repositioned, they will no longer be loose.
• The wires and bands on your braces may come loose. If this happens, please contact us and If any piece of your appliance comes off, be sure to save it and bring it to the office with you.
• Damaged appliances can increase the length of your treatment process, so be sure to take care of all your appliances. Your teeth and jaw can only move into their correct positions if you consistently wear the appliances prescribed to you.
• You can still play sports while wearing an orthodontic appliance. You need to wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth and your appliance.