Braces & Aligners

Braces are used to successfully treat most of the orthodontic problems. For decades braces have been used by orthodontists as a form of treatment. But today’s modern braces are of various types —stainless steel,tooth-colored ceramic, and even gold colored.

Visibility

While there are options that are more unnoticeable like tooth-colored brackets, braces that go behind the teeth, some other elements remain visible like rubber bands, wires, or gold-colored bracket. The color of the rubber band can be however selected accordingly.

Removability

Braces have to remain affixed to the teeth throughout the treatment course for a stable and functional result. There are very rare chances of losing them unless one eats very hard and sticky food.

Comfort

The discomfort faced at the initial stages of placing or adjusting the braces is short-lived and easy to manage. Mouth tissues can temporarily be irritated due to wires and brackets. But once the patient gets accustomed to the braces they are unaware of them altogether.

Hygiene

To avoid inflamed gums or attack of bacteria on tooth enamel patients will need to keep teeth gums and braces free of plaque and food debris. Frequent brushing and flossing can be used to avoid food debris and plaque.

Diet

Foods that are hard, crunchy, sticky, and chewy must be avoided by those with braces to avoid breaking a bracket or popping a wire out of it. As carbonated drinks, flavored water, or sports drinks contain acids and sugar and are bad for tooth enamel, should be avoided by patients. Instead, they should opt for plain water.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are plastic dummies of the teeth. Clear aligners put gentle pressure on the teeth slightly repositioning them. Among various technological advancements, aligners have made the treatment less conspicuous and one of the many appliances orthodontists use to move teeth and align the jaw.

Visibility

Aligners allow an individual to unobtrusively achieve a straight smile as they are thin, plastic-like Trays, making them virtually invisible. To help guide the teeth into place, tooth-colored attachments are frequently placed on the teeth.

Removability

Aligners are easily removable and that is what is appreciated by the patients. They can be taken out to eat, to brush and floss, or on social occasions. The key responsibility is to wear them as prescribed. It means that a minimum of 22 hours a day and in the correct sequence. The chances of losing or damaging the aligners are higher as they are easily removable. They fall out of pockets and purses or may even be wrapped in a napkin and thrown away.

Comfort

While there may be some initial discomfort when a patient switches to a new set of aligners, the discomfort can be easily managed. Removing aligners because they are uncomfortable defeats their purpose. Aligners can’t work unless they are in the mouth.

Hygiene

carbonated drinks, flavored water, or sports drinks contain acids and sugar are bad, so should be avoided by patients. Instead, they should opt for plain water. Liquids seep into aligners it can rapidly lead to staining of the teeth and extensive decay. Teeth should be spotless while placing the aligners. While doing the orthodontic treatment the skill matters more than the type of appliances used. One can rely on the skills of the orthodontists of Bhardwaj clinic, who has the education, experience, and expertise to evaluate the diagnostic findings, and decide for the a treatment plan that will help people to achieve a beautiful smile.

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