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A Few Questions About Getting Braces

A Few Questions About Getting Braces

1. Can I wear braces as an adult?

OK. The best age to wear braces is 12-16 years old, but that doesn't mean adults can't wear braces.

However, it should be noted that orthodontics after adulthood still has obvious effects on irregular dentition, but for maxillofacial problems (bone buck teeth, ground wrapping), the effect is definitely not as good as that in childhood, and professional orthodontic treatment is required. doctor to communicate.

2. Will there be a "braces face" when wearing braces?

Braces face refers to the appearance of sunken cheeks, protruding cheekbones, sunken temples, etc. after wearing braces.

Wearing braces does not necessarily have, but thinner people are prone to it. During orthodontics, most people do not chew too hard for fear of the brackets falling off, resulting in atrophy of the temporalis and masseter muscles. If you have higher cheekbones and less flesh on your face, it is recommended to consult a doctor during orthodontic procedures to exercise your chewing muscles.

3. Is wearing braces really harmless?

no. Wearing braces is risky. There are cases of adult orthodontic failure. Don't believe in the theory that adult orthodontics are harmless.

Everyone's teeth are different, and the effect and speed of straightening are also different. Orthodontic complications may include enamel demineralization, caries, periodontal tissue damage, and root resorption.

4. How long should the braces be worn? Will it hurt?

Orthodontics usually last about two years. The length of time varies according to individual circumstances. For the first two weeks of wearing braces, my teeth were sore, I couldn't eat hard, and I couldn't eat much for the first few days. Teeth may become sore and weak for two or three days after the follow-up visit. But after getting used to it, the pain will be greatly reduced.

5. Which orthodontic braces are more suitable?

At present, four kinds of braces are popular on the market: metal self ligating brackets, ceramic braces, lingual invisible braces, and clear aligner braces.

Price: lingual>transparent>ceramic>metal

Aesthetics: lingual>transparent>ceramic>metal

But every type of orthodontic braces has its downsides:

The lingual side is more difficult, not only has higher requirements for doctors, but also is more likely to cause oral problems; clear aligner braces are difficult to adhere to; ceramic braces are easy to stain, and the thickness of the brackets is thick; metal braces are not aesthetically pleasing.

It is recommended to choose braces prudently based on budget and dental conditions.

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