What is orthodontics? Why to do it?

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry. that diagnoses, prevents, and treats disorders of tooth alignment and occlusion
Including the problem of abnormal size and relationship of the jaw to the face.

orthodontics help fix The alignment of the teeth that meet is abnormal and disorganized
such as crooked teeth, spaced teeth, misaligned teeth, gaps between teeth Adjust the alignment of teeth and jaws. It also helps to adjust the facial structure to fit the shape.
which helps to adjust the personality even better build confidence have a beautiful smile Ready to help improve oral health.

Get to know the types of braces.

Orthodontics (Orthodontics) is the arrangement and treatment of teeth in the proper position. Can help correct teeth alignment problems and abnormal occlusion.
to help chew food more efficiently Including helping to build confidence as well In general, orthodontic methods can be divided into 4 types as follows :

Metal braces

It is a metal tool attached to the front surface of the tooth. And the tools must be adjusted every month. which is a popular type of braces Because the O-ring used to fasten the tools to the orthodontic wire is colorful and can choose to change the color.

Advantages: can change the rubber color every month as needed Food stains are difficult to stick to tools. easy care and cleaning Can straighten all types of crooked teeth at an affordable price

Restrictions Must see a doctor every month to adjust the tool and change the rubber O-ring (O-ring).

Ceramic braces

It looks similar to metal braces. Instead, a clear ceramic material is used to attach to the front teeth surface. There are both with and without rubber bands.

Pros Easy to maintain and clean. tool color like teeth Makes it not clear that you are having orthodontic treatment. Able to arrange all types of crooked teeth

Limitations: Must see a doctor monthly to adjust the tools and replace the O-rings. Tools may break more easily than metal braces. It costs more compared to metal braces.

Damon Braces

Use a Damon tool without wearing a rubber band. It works with a hinge mechanism and a special wire that makes moving the teeth less painful.

Advantages: Eliminate the problem of torn or deteriorated tires. Easy to clean and maintain Helps reduce dental work time Helps to reduce irritation of the oral cavity because of the use of a special wire Do not need to see a doctor often Able to arrange all types of crooked teeth

Limitations: Must see a doctor monthly to adjust the tools and replace the O-rings. Tools may break more easily than metal braces. It costs more compared to metal braces.

Clear Aligner

It is an innovative orthodontic treatment without tools and steel wires. can be inserted and removed It is popular among celebrities, singers, or those who do not want anyone to see that they are wearing dental implants.

The advantage is that the tools are not visible. convenient for eating or brushing teeth because it’s easy to take off No more irritation or sores in the mouth does not spoil personality and confidence Helps to align the teeth beautifully and quickly. Solve all kinds of crooked and spaced teeth problems Do not need to see a doctor often

Restrictions: The price is quite high.

Metal Braces Inside

It is a form of orthodontic treatment where tools are placed on the inside of the tooth surface. This will prevent the tools from being visible from the front like conventional metal braces.

The advantage is that the tools are not visible. Does not cause white cast on the outer skin. Can solve the problem of the alignment of the teeth very well Get accurate and fast treatment results

Constraints are complicated. It requires special tools and the expertise of a dentist. Have to see a doctor every month to adjust the tools.

Brava by BRIUS

Brius orthodontics is the first new orthodontic technology in Thailand from Denta-joy THE ORTHODONTIST, which is placed inside the tooth surface. Makes the tool 100% invisible, with the tool free to move. Makes results more efficient and faster.

Advantages: 100% invisible tool, highly effective in treatment. Takes a short time to heal See satisfactory results within a few months. Easy to care for and clean. No need to remove tools when eating Do not need to see a doctor often

Limitations because it is a new technology may cause a high price

Why should you get braces, and at what age should you start getting them?

Braces are used to align teeth properly, correct dental issues, and improve facial structure. They help to address problems with tooth alignment and abnormal bites, leading to a better facial structure. The suitable age for braces is typically during the teenage years, around 10 to 14 years old, as the body is still growing and developing.

Braces are a form of oral health care to prevent and treat dental abnormalities, ensuring that teeth are in the correct and appropriate positions. They also improve chewing function by aligning teeth properly. The use of orthodontic tools helps to correct dental and jaw alignment problems, making the teeth look more attractive and orderly. The tools are designed to move teeth to their appropriate positions, benefiting oral and dental health.

Orthodontic treatment can be done for both children and adults, but the most appropriate time is during the early teenage years, around 10 to 14 years old, as the body is going through significant changes. Teeth are more easily movable and responsive to orthodontic treatment during this period. However, if you are older, around 30 years old or more, it might take a longer time to achieve the desired results with braces. Therefore, it is essential to maintain good oral health and consult a qualified dentist before receiving orthodontic treatment.

Only a dentist can decide whether braces are necessary or not.

If the following abnormalities are found :

  • Upper or lower teeth protrude significantly.
  • Gaps between teeth due to tooth loss or irregular eruption where the teeth do not align properly and overlap.
  • Upper teeth do not meet with the lower teeth, resulting in gaps between the upper and lower teeth.

The duration of orthodontic treatment will depend on the severity of the dental abnormalities, typically ranging from 1 and a half to 3 years.
It is important to consult and follow the advice of a dentist to achieve the best treatment outcome.

Orthodontic Treatment at Dental Joy

For the process of orthodontic treatment, the dentist will plan the treatment in collaboration with the patient, examining the condition of the oral cavity and taking dental X-rays to assess the facial and jaw structures. The treatment plan will be formulated in a step-by-step manner, which may involve tooth extraction, filling, teeth impressions, and the application of braces or clear aligners.

During the initial stages, some discomfort may be experienced, but it gradually improves and returns to normal within 1-2 weeks. Dental Joy Clinic provides two types of orthodontic treatment:

  1. Removable Clear Aligners: Orthodontic treatment using removable clear aligners.
  2. Fixed Braces: Comprehensive orthodontic treatment using both external and lingual (inside) braces.

After the orthodontic treatment, it is important to take self-care seriously, ensuring the cleanliness of teeth and braces. Using a special toothbrush for braces is recommended. Regularly clean teeth after every meal and before bedtime. Properly maintain the braces to avoid breakage or twisting. Avoid hard and sticky foods, including sweets. Be cautious while participating in sports activities that may involve impacts. Follow the dentist’s advice diligently and attend scheduled appointments.

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