Teeth straightening is a pretty impressive process when you think about it. Whether you are using traditional braces or clear aligners, gently moving and aligning bones in your face is pretty incredible.
The teeth straightening processes is typically a pretty sure way to a happier, more confident you along with a perfectly straight set of teeth, of course.
There are so many questions when it comes to teeth straightening. Although the answers will vary depending on each patient’s condition, we can still give you a rough idea of what to expect and maybe even answer some of those daunting questions that have been nagging you. Let’s get started!
Depending on each patient’s specific dental needs, of course, braces typically consist of different components, such as;
Each of these key components works closely together over a period of time (whatever that may be) to gently and effectively move your teeth into one desired direction or another. Throughout your teeth straightening process, all of these components will require regular adjustments until your teeth, and overall dental profile has reached its optimal positioning.
All in all, braces aren’t typically painful. You will, however, experience pressure, soreness, and manageable discomfort from time to time. You should only feel discomfort for maybe the first week after they are first put on and within the first couple days after any adjustments going forward. Overall, not bad at all and worth every second.
A dental patient’s speech being affected by braces depends on the condition being treated. You may notice a slight change in your speech during the early stages as you are getting used to the teeth straightening process and routine, but overall, straightening your teeth and correcting any bite problems should improve your speech.
There are absolutely a few foods and treats you will want to be cautious of during your teeth straightening process. Certain foods/treats can produce added tension and pressure in the wrong places and even break off some of the key components of your braces, like the brackets, for instance. Every time this happens, you’ll need an extra visit to your orthodontist for a repair, and no one wants that.
Here are a few foods/treats you may want to avoid to be safe;
“How long” is probably everyone’s favorite question, right? Unfortunately, there is never a sure answer. Typically speaking 1-2 years is a standard time frame for teeth straightening. However, there are many cases that take longer, depending on the patient’s needs and the severity of their condition. Time frames are truly a case by case situation when it comes to braces.
Well, aside from the obvious appearance answer (which is why people consider getting braces in the first place) straightening your teeth also comes with many health benefits, such as;
Another common question. The truth is, it mostly depends on you. Having beautiful straight and healthy teeth take attention and a little work. As long as you follow the post-care instructions (such as retainers) from your orthodontist after having your braces removed, you should have a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime.
Call Kimbrough Orthodontics today at 281-358-8551. Dr. Kimbrough is Kingwood’s top orthodontist with years of skill and experience in creating beautiful smiles. It’s time to make your dream smile a reality!