New technologies of treating some problems and diseases of teeth and improper bite led to creating special devices called bracets. Nowadays a great number of people wear them and receive perfect results. Why do so many people in our time have such problems with their teeth? Many scientists consider that the main reason of crooked teeth and uneven bite lies in childhood or is connected with genetic and hereditary anomaly. It is reasonable to correct your smile in the early childhood, however many parents do not think it is required for their children and that the problem will be solved later.
But unfortunately the incorrect growth of teeth in the future can make the situation worse. The researches discovered that crooked teeth result in different disease such as headaches, intestinal disorder, diseases of nose, ears, and throat. People with crooked teeth suffer from caries more often than those with straight teeth. That is why the treatment of such anomalies should certainly be performed. Bracets offers an effective solution. But of course, the period of treatment may be from six months to two years. Over a long period of time bracets straighten teeth, fix the bite and make your smile attractive and healthy.
Bracets are special little locks placed on the teeth with the help of special glue and fastened with metallic wires that put pressure upon teeth and help to straighten them. According to the material and methods of fastening there are distinguished several bracets types.
The fists bracets appeared were metallic bracets made of stainless steel. They were quite bulky and it was very hard and inconvenient to wear them. With development of orthodology the appearance of these bracets types has changed into lighter smaller constructions. They are used frequently due to their durability.
Between other bracets types there are plastic bracets. They can be various in colors and shapes and patients have the choice according to their requirements. They are not so noticeable on the teeth like metallic bracets, but there are some disadvantages. With time there are some irreversible processes taking place into plastic, the durability of the item decreases. Moreover plastic can be painted by food dyestuff and spoil the appearance.
Ceramic and sapphire bracets became popular not long ago. Sapphire bracets are produced from artificial sapphires. These invisible bracets are very durable.
In the search of unnoticeable bracets orthodontists invented lingual bracets. Their main difference from the other bracets types is that they are fastened on the inner (lingual) side of the teeth. They are recommended to use by adults who do not want to show their bracets.
Thus, the choices of bracet types are various. The usage of them is absolutely painless for the patients, this is their advantage. Orthodontists offer the unique type according to the needs of every separate person and select them according to their wish. The period of wearing depends on the degree of anomaly and difficulty of situation.