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  • Things one needs to know about Dental Braces for teeth.

    We all might have seen people wearing or using dental braces on their teeth that help them to correct their problems with their teeth, like crowding, crooked teeth or teeth that are misaligned. I would like to have more clarification on the topic, such as:
    1. What are the different types of Braces and their uses?
    2. How do these braces help in making our teeth align and what is the time period required for the treatment?
    3. What are the normal price and care(before & after) routines that one needs to keep in mind for those going for this procedure or already wearing braces?
    4. Is there any age restriction or can anyone go for these procedures?
    5. If one has already done root canal treatment, can they go for braces if they want to make their front teeth align r should they opt for any other procedure?
    6. Is there any other treatments that can help straighten teeth apart from using braces?
    7. Any additional information that will add value to the question?
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  • Nowadays, dental braces are very common. They are use to align or straighten the teeth.
    Let's take the queries one by one.

    1. There are mainly five types of braces and all these braces are used to align the crooked and misaligned teeth.
    a) Traditional Metal Braces: These are the most commonly used and the most effective braces for various dental problems. They are the least expensive. These braces are made metal wire and brackets. But the main disadvantage is that they are most visible. And easily noticed by anyone. Nowadays, coloured bands are being used which makes them more attractive.

    b) Ceramic Braces: They are like traditional metal braces. The difference is that the brackets are made of ceramic material. Hence they are less noticeable. But They are more expensive than traditional metal braces.

    c) Lingual Braces: These braces are similar to traditional metal braces. And the main difference is that they are not easily visible because they are attached to the inner side of the teeth. They are having the advantage of being invisible but they are less effective as they are attached to teeth on the inner side. They are difficult to clean. They also feel uncomfortable because they remain in direct contact of the tongue.

    d) Self-ligating braces: They are also similar to traditional metal braces. But the main difference is that in self-ligating braces clips are used instead of elastic bands to hold the wire. Thus they are easy to remove and clean the teeth. They are visible and more expensive than traditional metal braces.

    e) Invisalign: These braces are the most recent advancement. They are very popular because these braces do not look like braces. These braces are transparent and do not have wires, bands, or brackets. They consist of clear plastic material aligner which makes a transparent layer over teeth. These aligners are to be changed and replaced with a new aligner every two weeks. They are easy to remove. They are most preferred braces as they are invisible and can be worn by anyone including teenagers and adults and do not interfere in between eating and drinking. But the main drawback is that they are the most expensive.

    2. When anyone wears braces on teeth, wire in the braces create constant pressure on the teeth and align the teeth in the correct place. Brackets in the braces help to hold the wire in place. Besides, these braces also put pressure on the gums membrane. So, that the teeth move inwards at the correct position. The whole treatment requires multiple sittings.
    Time-period required for the treatment is minimum one year but mostly it takes up to 2 years in the whole process.

    3. As I already told in my reply to query no. 1, prices of different braces are different:
    Traditional metal braces cost is around Rs.20,000 to Rs.30,000.
    Cost of Ceramic braces is around Rs.30,000-Rs.60,000.
    Lingual Braces are costs approximately Rs.70,000 to Rs.2,00,000
    Invisalign price starts from around Rs.2,00,000.
    Self-ligating braces cost approximately Rs. 55,000 to Rs.80,000.

    After putting braces, the following precautions must be taken:
    i) Brush your teeth regularly after every meal.
    ii) Floss must be done regularly.
    iii) Food that can harm braces should not be consumed.
    iv) Do not harm your teeth by any sharp object.
    v) A regular appointment with the dentist.

    4. There is no age limit for putting dental braces. Nowadays anyone at any age can take dental alignment treatment. The main requirement is that he/she must have permanent teeth and healthy jaw bone.

    5. For putting braces, it is necessary you must have healthy jaw bone and permanent teeth and if your jawbones are you get braces even after a root canal treatment. Even you can also get a root canal treatment while under braces treatment if required.

    6. If you do not want to put braces, you can go for Invisalign. It is invisible and not like braces.

    7. Dental braces treatment success rate varies from person to person. There may be certain disadvantages of wearing braces like tooth decay, difficulty in cleaning, cavities, tissue injury etc.

  • Braces are dental tools that are useful for teeth alignment. They are useful to correct problems like crowding and crooked teeth, Many youths will prefer these braces but middle-age people can also go for it. Once you have this brace your bite will also get corrected and a new look will come for your smile also. These are custom made. We can have removable braces or fixed braces also. When you consult a dentist or orthodontist, they will examine and if any diagnostic tests are required they will get them done and come out with a treatment plan.
    Some dentists may suggest retainers or other treatment plans. They may suggest custom made braces. They will also decide whether we can have fixed or removable type.
    The types of braces: The following are the types of braces available.
    1. Metal/traditional braces: Traditional braces are made of metal. They will have brackets that can be attached to the front of your teeth. Some use bands that are fixed around each tooth. Flexible wires and/or archwires are used to hold the brackets or bands tightly. Some may suggest headgears which are to be used in the nights while sleeping. They will also help in straightening your teeth. They are cost-effective and you can get them by spending Rs.25.000 to Rs.30,000/-.
    2. Ceramic braces: The brackets used in this type are made of tooth-coloured ceramic also. They are not visible and they will appear as a part in the teeth. These may cost you somewhere around Rs.50.000/-
    3. Lingual braces: In this type the brackets fixed to the backs of theteeth. They will be facing the tongue and very difficult to see. There are many verities in this and it may cost somewhere around 1 lakh to 2 lakh ruppes.
    4. Clear aligners: They are also called invisible braces. These are made of plastic They will fit onto your teeth. Some pressure will be used to move our teeth into the correct position. These are costly when compared to other types and may cost around Rs.2.00.000/-.

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  • Nowadays, many people use dental braces or dental clips. It is used for straightening or correction of crooked teeth. Generally, brace treatment is done when there are alignment problems related to teeth or jaw bases.
    There are different types of dental braces which are as follows:-
    1. Traditional Metal Braces: Traditional braces are made up of metal. It is one of the most common types of braces. However, they are invisible type due to which people may feel self-conscious about metal brackets and wires. They use metal brackets and wires to move teeth into alignment over an extended period of time. They are mostly used by teenagers. Its cost is approx 20,000
    2. Ceramic Braces: Ceramic braces are made up of a ceramic material. They are very similar to traditional braces. They blends into the natural colour of the teeth so that the braces are less noticeable. They have almost the same effect as traditional braces regarding the movement of teeth at the desired position. However, ceramic braces are more expensive than traditional braces. They may appear stained if not cared properly. It's cost is approx 50,000.
    3. Lingual braces: Lingual braces are similar to traditional braces in respect of construction material. It is attached to the inside of the teeth so that they may invisible from the outside. It is attached to the back of the teeth. It's start from 1 lakh.
    4. Invisalign -Invisalign is the most distinct type of braces. It is made up of plastic, which is worn over teeth. It is invisible. It is easy to remove and replace. It's cost is approx 2 lakh.

  • Everyone wants beautiful teeth and if you have more teeth than getting braces, then this is a good option but in this whole process, you have to take a lot of precautions. Your information is as follows -
    What are the different types of braces and their uses?
    The following types of braces are found -
    Metal Braces - They have been used since old times. Special types of wires are placed in them. Are relatively cheap.
    Ceramic Braces - Generally, their color of the metal is almost similar to tooth color, so their demand is also high.
    Lingual braces - These are only metal braces but are applied to the teeth inside, so they are not seen outside. They are more expensive than normal. May be more painful initially.

    How do these braces help align our teeth and what is the time period required for treatment?
    This is a slightly lengthy process, according to the condition of the teeth, this process can take from six months to a year. The time may also be more or less depending on the different types of braces. Initially, you may have some pain, it is suggested to gargle with saltwater. It can be done several times a day, it keeps the mouth and braces clean.

    What is the normal value and care (before and after) routine that needs to be taken into account for those going through this procedure or those already having braces?
    Cleaning can be done with a normal brush after applying braces, but some precautions are required. Using a mouthwash also prevents food particles from falling between teeth and braces.

    Are there any age restrictions or can anyone go for these procedures?
    No, no maximum age has been fixed for these procedures, advisors believe that children should use it only after the age of 9 years. Apart from this, we know that after the age of 45, the teeth start to become weak, then maybe it should be adopted between 9 and 45 years.

    In many cases, it has also been seen that due to braces there is some space left over the teeth in which food can get stuck. If the trapped food is not removed in time, it can cause stains on the teeth, which are very difficult to remove. There may also be a risk of tooth decay due to food ingestion in the teeth. After getting braces, you should go to the dentist regularly for a checkup. This keeps both teeth and gums healthy.

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