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Having straight teeth is important for reasons that go beyond cosmetic needs. Teeth that are crowded or that are spaced too widely can result in red, swollen gums. Properly aligned teeth have the gums securely surrounding the teeth which acts as a barrier against problems like periodontal diseases. Straight teeth are also easier to clean as food does not get trapped in between the nooks and cause decay and other problems like bad breath and possible loss of teeth. Having the teeth straightened can also take care of problems caused by uneven teeth such as an improper bite, difficulties with chewing and speech, misaligned jaws and more wear on the enamel.
Many patients seeking straighter teeth will consider the benefits of traditional braces, as well as other types of braces.
Traditional braces feature small metal or ceramic brackets that are bonded to each tooth.
Metal wires are then attached to each bracket across each row of teeth.
Orthodontists can tighten and position the wires as they wish, providing optimal control over the teeth straightening process.
Dental braces feature brackets that tend to run along a wire. An orthodontist or other trained dental professional is responsible for affixing the dental braces onto the teeth. The wire and brackets that form part of the braces are pressed against the patient's teeth. This supports slight movements that can help in properly aligning and straightening the teeth.
Dental braces can correct even the most complicated issues in aligning the teeth. The braces are not only esthetically pleasing, but functional as well. These are beneficial in closing gaps and correcting crooked teeth.
Invisalign and other invisible braces systems use clear, plastic aligners that are similar in appearance to mouth guards.
These aligners are fitted to the teeth, and switched out roughly every two weeks.
They are removable, so patients can remove them while eating and cleaning their teeth.
The use of Invisalign is an efficient method for tooth movements that are not too complicated. A set of clear, computer-generated trays is ideally worn 24 hours a day with change-outs every two weeks. There are certain trays that can last for six months to one year. One of its best advantages is that the trays are relatively invisible, hence the name Invisalign. Some people simply don't want anyone to know they are wearing braces. They also provide help for people who wish to obtain straight teeth while still feeling comfortable in social situations. Wearing Invisalign offers comfort because it does not affect your speech.
Invisalign treatment can be expected to work more efficiently for esthetic purposes rather than for the purpose of improving the functionality of the teeth. This is why many people, especially those who have complex dental problems, still prefer dental braces.
If this still hasn't helped you make a decision, your best bet is to visit your friendly neighborhood dentist for further clarifications and consultations regarding Invisalign, Braces and any other dental-related problems you may have.
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Dr. Alexander Yeh and Dr. Iyad Al-Qishawi are registered general dentists. They graduated in the same class at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry.
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