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Misunderstanding of Orthodontic Treatment

Misunderstanding of Orthodontic Treatment

1. In orthodontic treatment, is the more invisible the aligner the better?


At present, in adult orthodontics, in addition to traditional steel braces, there are invisible aligners and lingual aligners suitable for people who pursue aesthetics. Invisible aligners use transparent braces, which can be removed, and it is very convenient to eat and brush your teeth. The correction effect is intuitively visualized through computer calculations. The lingual braces stick the braces on the inside of the teeth, which is relatively more invisible, and each brace is personalized and the correction accuracy is higher.


However, this does not mean that the more invisible the braces are, the better. Which method to choose depends on the individual's dental condition and financial strength.


Traditional steel braces are not useless. Some people with particularly powerful whistling teeth are not suitable for straightening with invisible braces, but traditional stainless steel or ceramic braces are more suitable.


2. Will the orthodontic treatment cause loose teeth?


Some people have loose teeth and weak bites after orthodontic treatment. Therefore, many people worry that the teeth are not suitable for moving after adulthood, and the orthodontic treatment will bring various sequelae.


In this regard, the dentist explained that people's teeth move throughout their lives, but with age and changes in the body, their adaptability decreases. Therefore, taking all into account, the orthodontic treatment time for adults is longer than that for children, and the doctor and patient need to communicate more fully. Orthodontic treatment for adults also requires a higher technical level of the doctor. "Generally, it takes 2-2.5 years for adults to straighten their teeth, which is half a year longer than that for children." At the same time, adults have more problems such as periodontal and alveolar bone inflammation before correction. Periodontal maintenance and management are very important during orthodontic treatment. Patients with problems must cooperate with the periodontist for examination, periodontal treatment, and suspend the correction process when necessary. Adult deformities are generally heavier and more difficult to correct. 80%-90% of patients with whistle teeth need to use micro-implants to help tooth retraction, but many people do not know this before correction.


As for whether the orthodontic treatment will damage the root of the tooth and cause the tooth to loosen and fall out, the dentist believes that the orthodontic movement of the tooth will cause more or less damage to the tooth, but it will not significantly reduce the service life of the tooth. However, the premise is that under the condition that an experienced orthodontist reasonably applies orthodontic force, if the teeth are moved unphysiologically, excessive orthodontic force and too long orthodontic time are used, it may cause irreversible damage to the teeth.


3. Is the orthodontic treatment available to everyone with advanced technology?


More than half of all orthodontic outpatients are adults to straighten their teeth. Driven by various star effects, more and more people are paying attention to dental beauty. However, not everyone is suitable for orthodontic treatment.


The first is that people with serious periodontal problems are not suitable for orthodontic treatment. Such as loose teeth, active periodontitis, and obvious alveolar bone resorption.


The second is people who are too fragile and sensitive, and those whose requirements for aesthetics are beyond the scope of the doctor's ability cannot do orthodontic treatment.


There was once a patient who pursued perfect details. After undergoing orthodontic treatment in a large hospital, he thought that his throat was making a strange sound, so he entangled with the doctor and finally went to court. Such patients who are particularly nervous are not suitable for correction.


In the initial stage of orthodontic treatment, there will be tooth pain, local inflammation, oral ulcers, etc., but it can be relieved after a week of adaptation. During the orthodontic process, decalcification of the tooth surface may occur, which is related to poor oral hygiene maintenance, accumulation of dirt around the braces, and periodontal inflammation, which requires more attention. In addition, for particularly serious malocclusion, it is necessary to choose orthodontics carefully.

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