Orthodontic appliances move teeth by exerting constant pressure over time. Very gradually, the teeth move and the jaw adapts, adapting to the pressure. However, the pressure is not enough to cause more than mild discomfort with adjustments every three to ten weeks. When wearing braces, you should also cut food into smaller bites so as not to damage braces or teeth.
While you normally like to sink your teeth into a whole, juicy apple or chop up crunchy vegetables, for now cut everything into pieces to eat. Orthodontists also advise you to avoid carbonated beverages and soft drinks. Anything that could delay treatment should be avoided as much as possible. You'll visit the clinic every four to eight weeks to check the progress of your teeth and adjust your orthodontic appliances.
As part of the initial consultation, the orthodontist thoroughly examines your jaw and teeth to give you an accurate diagnosis and develop an effective treatment plan. An overbite is the vertical overlap of the upper and lower teeth, and an overbite is the protrusion of the upper teeth relative to the lower teeth. Similar to threading a needle, one end of the dental floss is passed through the threader, the threader is passed under the wire arc, then the dental floss is taken from each end and glided up and down the sides of both teeth and under the gums. While there are no quick and easy ways to speed up the process of straightening your teeth, following these tips can help ensure that you put your braces on faster so you can enjoy a better smile.
To treat overspurts or bulges, the front teeth may move forward or the lower teeth may move forward, or a combination of both, depending on the patient's individual circumstances. You may notice that your teeth hurt for a few days after an adjustment, while your teeth get used to the new pressure. Any estimate of the treatment time offered is based on the complexity of the dental problems and on the normal response of the teeth to typical orthodontic forces. After several months, there will be significant movement and people you know may notice their teeth moving.
Springs, implants, or small titanium nails placed in the jaws, harnesses, and elastic bands can move teeth and jaws to the desired position, faster than brackets and wire arches alone. When you wear braces, there are certain foods you should avoid to avoid damaging braces and teeth. You should brush your teeth thoroughly at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, and preferably after every meal and before bed. People think braces can push teeth toward the palate, but braces can also pull teeth toward the lips.
Brushing and flossing your teeth can be a little more difficult with a mouth full of brackets and wires, so you need to work harder to clean your teeth. We recommend flossing at least once a day, as it's an essential part of achieving healthy teeth and gums. You are told not to eat these foods because they can bend wires and even pull your teeth in the wrong direction.