There are many options out there when it comes to teeth straightening treatments, and each one has its own advantages depending on the severity of your case and your lifestyle. One that always stands out is traditional fixed braces Windsor, which is one of the most effective treatments when it comes to straightening misaligned teeth.
What are they?
The first and one of the most popular choices when people want to straighten their teeth are traditional fixed braces. They have been used for a long time, and are the best choice when trying to straighten even the most severe cases of misalignment. The typical treatment time for this type of brace can vary from 1 to 4 years, depending on the severity of your case. Once this time is over and your braces are removed, your results can last a lifetime.
Traditional braces straighten your teeth through the use of metal brackets and wires, you will have 1 bracket on each tooth, and a wire will connect all of them together. This creates resistance which is what moves your teeth into the desired position over time.
Before you have braces attached, it is important that you have a consultation with your dentist first. This is important for many reasons, but the most vital one is that it gives your dentist an opportunity to determine whether traditional fixed braces are the best choice for you, depending on your needs. Both you and your dentist will want to make sure that the treatment you’re being provided is the best one for you, as this will increase the quality of your results. As well as determining your eligibility for braces, your dentist will discuss the treatment at length with you to ensure that you are aware of how everything works, what your results should look like and any risks that may be associated with it.
Attaching the braces
Once you have had your consultation, you can arrange an appointment for you to have your braces attached. Your dentist will have planned out everything beforehand, to make sure that they are attaching and tightening your braces in the best way possible to maximise the straightening potential for your specific case. The brackets are attached to your teeth using a type of dental cement, which is then hardened using a strong beam of UV light. After this, the metal wire will be fed through each bracket and tightened. You will have regular tightening appointments during your time with braces so that your teeth can be straightening to their full potential.
Taking care of your braces
When you have your braces on, you will want to make sure that they are kept as clean as possible to prevent bacteria build up. Your dentist will provide you with equipment to allow you to deeply clean your braces when needed. They may also clean them for you from time to time during your tightening appointments.
Once you have had your braces taken off and you are enjoying your new and improved smile, your dentist will highly recommend that you use a retainer. This will prevent your teeth from naturally moving back to their original position.