Fixed braces usually take between 12 and 24 months, but could take longer if the problem is severe
Small pieces which are pasted on teeth and enable the force produced by braces to be transmitted to the teeth are called “brackets” in the orthodontics. While a wide range of types are manufactured depending on companies and techniques, generally metal or porcelain brackets are used in practice.
They can be colour using rubbers which are removed in each session if desired.
Porcelain brackets: They are preferred for young and adult patients who require their brackets are less visible, and for patients who do not require use of very heavy force. Find out more.
Fitting of brackets:
Brackets are pasted on teeth and wires are passed through the brackets to apply force on the teeth. Thus, teeth are gradually moved by means of dentures changed, and it allows positioning the teeth properly. More information.
The treatment may continue a few months or a few years, and each month adjustments are made to enable improvement of the teeth to be as desired. Brackets used today are lighter and include less metal. They are manufactured in various shapes to motivate the children, and transparent for the adult. Click here.
Special Fixed Applications:
Those apparatus produced to break the habit of thumb-sucking are affixed to the teeth using tapes. They are recommended to be used as the last option as they are not very comfortable during eating. Read this article.
Fixed Space Maintainers:
In case baby teeth are lost earlier than normal, space maintainers are used to prevent the other teeth to slide towards the space until permanent teeth grow.
Aligners (treatment without brackets):
Being an alternative to the fixed treatment carried out using brackets for the adult, it is preferred by many orthodontists to align the teeth as there is no bracket and denture.
Aligners are generally transparent and removed to eat, brush teeth and use dental floss. Although they are demanded by the patient insistently in recent years, they may remain insufficient for severe Orthodontic deficiencies.
Your Orthodontist will make the decision in this respect and provide you with the required information. Contact us to make your booking.