Orthodontic braces have come a long way since the day of silver brackets and wires pulling or pushing teeth and jaw back into the proper alignment. However, as a parent it’s important to know that not all orthodontic treatment occurs only during those pre teen years. In fact there are certain malocclusions that are more appropriate to treat at an earlier age. Waiting until all the permanent teeth come in and fall and skeletal growth is complete, may make resolution of some problems more difficult more difficult. So this is better to start an early orthodontic treatment for prevention.
Once braces are put on teeth the amount of time that they will have to be worn varies with each individual. Depending on the reason for the invisible braces and how well the patient follows the directions, it could be anywhere from a few months to not having them removed for many years down the road. A retainer may be necessary after the hidden braces come off to help reinforce the teeth and strengthen the bone to tighten up around the teeth to help them hold onto their new location.
There are now other options besides the old silver bracket and wire invisible braces. Invisalign is one that has become quite popular over the years. This is a series of clear tray looking devices that are formed to gently push or pull your teeth back into proper alignment. They are removable so you can brush and floss your teeth and take them out whenever any other need arises. Your cosmetic dentist will need to take impressions of your teeth only because hidden braces are tailored to your specific teeth. The tray will need to replace with the next tray few weeks.
Early treatment, also known as interceptive orthodontics typically occurs between the ages of seven and ten. Treatment is directed of the adult teeth. This may make treatment at a later stage shorter and less complicated and can prevent more serious problems from developing.
There are also tooth colored or clear brackets that are similar to the old fashioned silver brackets. These brackets do still hold onto wires that push or pull the teeth into place, but they are almost impossible to see and a lot of people don't even notice them on your teeth. There have also been improvements in the wire construction to make the bracket type hidden braces more comfortable and less painful for the person having to wear them.
Invisible braces can also now be placed on the back of the teeth. This option is not as popular as the others because it can cause distortion when the person is trying to speak. This option can also result in soreness of the tongue from rubbing up against the brackets. This option really depends on what has to be done with your teeth to straighten them and whether a pushing or pulling motion would work best for your particular situation when realigning your teeth.
Dr. Monica Goldenberg at Goldenberg Orthodontics provides excellent orthodontic treatments with all types visible and invisible braces. The hidden braces that she provides, are 100% customized according to each individual’s teeth. She also provides insurance facilities with all types of orthodontic treatment.
Hidden Braces- An Easy Orthodontic Treatment for Teeth