All You Need to Know About Getting a Bright Smile
Our smile is our business card. It plays a significant part in the initial impression we create. When our teeth are yellow, stained, broken or crooked – we tend to avoid smiling naturally and freely.
A smile that reveals beautiful teeth has not only a significant contribution to our appearance but also an impact on our self-image.
Orthodontics offers an aesthetic, effective and safe solution for crooked teeth. It allows us to smile non-stop.
It’s gained popularity, thanks to its declining cost over the years. Also because of technologies that make it less noticeable.
This is how teeth straightening has become popular among adults as well.
Is It Just for Aesthetics?
It is common to think that teeth straightening is only for aesthetic reasons. Like straightening crooked teeth. Sometimes, it’s for medical reasons.
Like delayed teething, excess teeth, crowding, and incorrect closing of the jaws. With ALIGNERCO, you can be sure that this is a possibility.
How Is It Done?
Force is applied to the teeth and/or jaws until the teeth move until are placed in the right place.
Through “bridge in the teeth”, or in more professional language “credentials”, and the creation of gentle pressures, we move the crooked teeth to the desired place.
Sometimes it is necessary to expand the jawbone, to create a match between the two jaws. The process can take from several months to about two years.
It is based on tests and photographs of the patient’s dental system.
During orthodontic treatment, the orthodontist monitors the changes in the structure of the teeth. As well as the reactions of the gripping tissues of the teeth.
Based on those findings, they build the continuation of the treatment plan.
At What Age Can You Start?
You can start after the eruption of permanent teeth. This is when the child can be trusted to ensure thorough cleaning of the teeth. The use of orthodontic appliances may make it difficult to maintain the required oral hygiene.
Orthodontic treatment results are influenced by three factors. The patient’s cooperation, their biological response to the effect of the treatment, and the rate and growth directions of the face and jaws.
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It is all dependent on the patient’s cooperation. By strict adherence to oral hygiene. Wearing braces according to instructions. Plus, strict adherence to the frequency of visits to the orthodontist.
Lack of cooperation can prolong the duration of treatment. Not to mention, it may impair the results of treatment.
Does It Fail?
In some cases, failure to maintain strict cleaning of the teeth and gums may force the orthodontist to discontinue treatment. This is to prevent harm to the patient’s health.
Sometimes it is necessary to perform orthodontic treatment also for children aged 7 to 9. This is in the early stages of tooth replacement.
Some dental problems like abnormally prominent teeth, small lower jaw, anterior or posterior cruciate ligament closure, and other conditions related to aesthetic and functional defects.
It is never too late to start the process to getting a bright smile. Most orthodontists offer free consultations.
That way, you know what your options are!
Do you have any tips on getting a bright smile?
Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.