We all know how hard it can be to understand the process of getting braces, and the science behind how they work. With the help of an orthodontist, we can get a better understanding of what needs to be done. But what if we could also rely on one figure that has been around since childhood? That’s right – we are talking about the Tooth Fairy!
She may not seem like an expert at first glance, but surprisingly enough she possesses some sage wisdom when it comes to understanding orthodontics and how do braces work. Let’s take a closer look.
What Are Braces and Why Do People Get Them?
Braces are a way of correcting misalignment in teeth, medically or cosmetically. They’re made up of metal brackets or wires which are attached to the teeth and then tightened over time until they’re in the correct position. Braces can help treat problems such as an overbite, underbite, crowding, or gaps between teeth.
It is not uncommon to wonder about the function of the brace. The science behind these devices, which can align crooked or misaligned teeth to create a stunning, even smile, fascinates many individuals. Let us examine the mechanisms of braces more closely, and explore the Tooth Fairy’s insights on the topic.
First of all, it’s important to understand that braces aren’t just cosmetic fixes. They serve an important functional purpose as well. Misaligned teeth can cause a host of problems, from difficulty eating and speaking to jaw pain and even increased risk of gum disease. By remedying these problems, braces working can do wonders for your oral health.
If you decide to get braces yourself you should start by booking an appointment with your orthodontist so that they can assess your mouth and determine if you’re a good candidate for them. Once this is established, impressions of your teeth need to be taken so that custom brackets can be fitted correctly during installation.
The Installation Process for Braces to Work Properly
The next step is getting the braces installed on your teeth to work properly. This involves attaching metal brackets or wires to each tooth individually before being tightened gradually over time. During this period you may experience some discomfort due to adjusting your mouth to its new look – but fear not! According to our beloved Tooth Fairy, this is completely normal!
Afterward, it’s important for you to make regular checkups with your orthodontist so that they can make sure everything still looks okay – treatments will last anywhere between one year and two years depending on what issues need corrections with your smile. After each visit, those little trips down memory lane will become less frequent until eventually, you have transitioned away from braces altogether!
The Mechanics of Braces
Have you ever wondered how braces actually work? Braces act like a gentle nudge that gradually adjusts your teeth into the desired location and shape by using brackets and wires. This subtle pressure moved my crooked smile to align perfectly with my jawline, providing me with an even more attractive appearance.
But it’s not just a matter of slapping some brackets on teeth and calling it a day. Braces need to be carefully customized to each individual’s unique needs. This is where the Tooth Fairy’s expertise comes in handy.
The Tooth Fairy knows that every mouth is different, and each set of braces needs to be tailored to fit the patient’s specific teeth and jaw structure. This involves taking detailed measurements and creating a personalized treatment plan that takes into account factors like the severity of the misalignment and the age of the patient.
Once the braces are in place, the Tooth Fairy also knows that it’s important to keep them clean and well-maintained. Braces can trap food and bacteria, leading to cavities and other oral health issues if not properly cared for. That’s why she recommends regular checkups with a dentist or orthodontist, as well as diligent brushing and flossing.
Final Words from the Tooth Fairy
With the advice of your orthodontist at Rodeo Dental and some helpful tips from The Tooth Fairy, you too can understand how braces work by following these straightforward steps! It won’t take long before you are an expert on all things related to braces. If anyone ever tells you they don’t believe in fairies anymore – let them know that even though the magic isn’t there anymore, knowledge is still powerful when it comes to dental health.
Dial 888-453-4129 now to learn more about how orthodontic braces function and enhance your smile!