Are there other additions I might have to wear for invisible aligners to be successful? Ye, attachments. If a removable brace needs to rotate a tooth it has nothing to grip onto as the tooth surface is a bit slippery. An attachment button is a small white square that is stick onto the outside of … Continue reading Invisible Aligners – Do I Need Other Additions to it
How much of the time would I need to wear my removable brace? Generally speaking in order to achieve movement you would need the brace to be in position for at least 12 hours per day. If you think about it as a 24 hour cycle there’s time to move forwards and there’s time to … Continue reading How Long Per Day I Have to Wear Removable Brace?
What will I look like with the appliances in? We can show you pictures of people wearing clear fixed, behind teeth and accelerated removable braces. You can also see the braces before you decide whether it’s right for you.
Everything feels a bit strange at first but after a week or so people start to get used to it. There are things you can use to make is easier and quicker to adapt such as Gish goo or orthodontic wax.
The teeth can feel a bit tender and a bit uncomfortable for the first week or so. It can be quite uncomfortable for people with gum disease but generally it’s not that much of a problem. If necessary Ibupprofen can be taken to relieve any discomfort.
How often do I have to go see my Dentist once I begin my treatment? You would generally need a visit every 4 to 6 weeks for a brace adjustment appointment to make sure that everything is moving as we want it to move and everything working as we need it to. In terms of … Continue reading How Often Should i Go to Dentist for Brace Adjustment
I am currently wearing braces. Can I make the switch to? Generally speaking it is difficult to switch treatments when you are Wearing Braces but it can be done. It all depends on what needs to be done. For example I have had people who are in an Accelerated ripple brace that they have not … Continue reading Wearing Braces – Suitable Time for Making Switch
It all depends on which treatment it is and what your objectives are. This is why you need to be assessed properly by a professional to ensure that the treatment you want carried out will be the right treatment for you.
Do you always extract teeth for Orthodontic Treatment No. Extraction depends on what type of orthodontic treatment needs to be done. In Cosmetically focused orthodontics where the focus is to improve the smile, you typically wouldn’t take any teeth out but there are exceptions. The other type is Comprehensive orthodontics where you are trying to … Continue reading Orthodontic Treatment : When Teeth Extraction Is Necessary
Orthodontic Treatment -Is it better to start treatment early? Ideally yes. Ideally this Orthodontic treatment would be carried out during childhood however as an adult it’s never too late. It’s better to have the treatment before things get really, really bad because very crooked teeth can cause problems such as gum disease, cavities and other … Continue reading Orthodontic Treatment – Early Treatment Is Better