Why do I need Orthodontics for?
1. Improve the Smile and get a perfect occlusion.
2. Avoid tooth decay and issues related to the gums.
3. Lower the risk of breakage to protruded incisor teeth.
4. Rearrange gaps in order to allow space for implants.
What is the best age to start braces?
A child’s paediatric dentist will recommend an orthodontist consultation around the age of 6 or earlier in case there has been a previous problem detected. The benefits of early treatments include the ability to correct any problems, taking profit of the jaws growth, alleviating future and more invasive corrections such as extractions or orthognathic surgery (in order to correct jaws position).
Up to what age can you get started with braces?
There’s no age limit as far as the bone that brackets the teeth is healthy.
How long does a person wear braces?
Treatment plans vary according to each case, however the usual duration goes from a year and a half, if no extractions were needed, to two years, with extractions. It depends overall on the level of correction needed, the patient’s cooperation to sticking to the treatment plan assigned, the hygienic measures applied and the controls fulfilment.
How often should I follow an orthodontic control?
It is recommended at least once a month and an oral hygiene every three months all throughout the treatment.
Are braces painful?
Patient may experience not pain, but some soreness due to wearing something unusual inside the mouth. That will start disappearing a week after the beginning of the treatment.
Pain relievers will be recommended to help lessen the discomfort when biting and orthodontics protective wax to protect soft tissue while they become more resistant.
Which emergencies shall we experience with orthodontics?
The patient needs to get familiar with the treatment once it is started. That will allow him to solve any inconvenience that might involve pain or orthodontics damage while he meets the orthodontist to completely solve the issue.
Which special cares do retainers need?
Retainers should be cleaned daily with the tooth brush and liquid soap and once a week a deeper cleaning with an effervescent tablet. You should not wear them while eating. Retainers need to be kept in their boxes to avoid being damaged or lost. Avoid wearing them in the pockets, in napkins or cleaning them just with water.