Dental
Braces

What Dental Braces?

Wearing dental braces is the most common treatment used in Orthodontics. Teeth that are crooked and misaligned can benefit from this dental appliance. It not only improves the overall look of your teeth but your oral health as well.

At Dr. Keith’s Dental Clinic, you will find orthodontics treatment like this. Dental Braces in Malolos Bulacan is made available for people who hope for a better oral health. Our dentist  Dr. Keith Anne Magsakay is ready to help with her advanced training and latest equipment. 

If you’re thinking of getting a Dental Braces in Malolos Bulacan, use this definitive guide to help you ready. Should you have questions, message us right away and we’ll be happy to assist. 

So first, what is exactly a dental braces?

You know how it looks like. Dental Braces in Malolos Bulacan  is an appliance made of wires, bands, and other metals. But here’s a more concrete rundown on its material.

  • Brackets
  • Bands
  • Archwires
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Brackets

This can be attached to the outside surfaces or backside of the teeth. Depending on the situation, the placement ultimate goal is to make them less noticeable. Brackets can be made of stainless steel or ceramic.

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Bands

Bands are ring-like materials that are placed around the teeth. These are fit around the back teeth, or molars. Bands have metal attachments that allow archwires to pass through them. These can be made from stainless steel and ceramic.

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Archwires

Bands are ring-like materials that are placed around the teeth. These are fit around the back teeth, or molars. Bands have metal attachments that allow archwires to pass through them. These can be made from stainless steel and ceramic.

Aside from the main components of dental braces, there are other minor materials used to support the dental braces. It is as follows: 

  • Rubber Bands or elastics
  • Power Chain
  • Coil Spring
  • Ligatures

Dental braces provides treatment for:

  • Crowding — Little space for the teeth to develop properly.
  • Crossbite — upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower teeth when biting together
  • Open bite — there is space between the biting surfaces of the front and/or side teeth when the back teeth bite together.
  • Misplaced midline — Upper front teeth do not line up with the center of your lower front teeth
  • Crooked and misaligned teeth
  • Spacing — gaps, or spaces, between the teeth
  • Overbite — Upper front teeth that overlap the lower teeth too much
  • Underbite — Upper front teeth that bite behind the lower ones

PROCEDURE

Overall, the procedure of having dental braces is breaker down to 5 stages. 

1.Consultation and Examination
Before you even go to a consultation, you need first a dental referral. If you routinely go to dentist check-up, this is a likely scenario for you. It is usually the dentist who will look at the patient’s teeth and recommend that they see an orthodontist.

But, if you’re not seeing a dentist and notice a dental problem that needs orthodontic treatment, it’s also alright to take it upon yourself  to schedule an examination. Treatment like Dental Braces in Malolos Bulacan is the best best to help you improve your teeth. 

When you’re in a consultation  and examination, you might be bombarded a lot of questions about your medical history and lifestyle. The dentist might also do a thorough dental check-up and perform x-ray for a clearer diagnosis. Either way, this stage aims to determine if you need orthodontic treatment. 

If the orthodontist determines that you’re a candidate for orthodontic treatment, he/she will right away discuss a possible plan. Here if you’re eligible for dental braces, make sure that you ask all the questions regarding the procedure and other things concerning the appliance.

2.Placement of Dental Braces
Once you are determined to be a candidate for dental braces, you will be fitted for one immediately. The dentist will design a specific treatment for your dental needs. He/she will create the needed teeth impression to form a mock-up of the braces. Once the design is fabricated, the dentist will prepare your teeth’s surface. This includes cleaning. 

Next, he/she will find points in your teeth to put the brackets. This can take as long as half an hour. After the brace is in place, the dentist will then insert the wire around the brace. 

3.Adjustment of Dental Braces
After three weeks following the  placement of the dental braces, you will be expected to undergo an adjustment. In here, the dentist will make a few modifications in the wires of your braces. He/she might bend some wires to push the teeth in a certain direction. In some cases, the dentist may also change completely the wires and arrange for you a new one. 

4.Removal of Dental Braces
Finally, once your orthodontist determines that your treatment is complete; your braces will be removed right away. Rest assured that this process is completely pain-free. Your brackets and wire will be gently taken off. However, expect discomfort as your teeth adjust to the withdrawal of braces.

5.Aftercare
You will be expected to have appointments for the aftercare of your treatments, IN some cases, you will be asking to have retainers to prevent teeth relapse. Removable retainers can help your teeth to maintain its position, especially after the removal of the braces, the teeth tend to be relatively unstable this guarantee the success of the dental braces treatment. 

During the first six months following the removal of dental braces, it is often necessary for someone to wear the retainer full time. After this period, the retainer may only need to be worn at night, if permitted. 

You will undergo teeth cleaning and dental examination routinely for the rest if the aftercare treatment.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Dental braces in Malolos Bulacan do not hurt at all during its placement. However, you can expect some discomfort afterward. It takes some days or a week for your teeth to adjust to the newly placed braces.

Depending upon your dental problem, the time for your treatment varies. As a rule of the thumb, the more complicated your orthodontics problem is, the longer the period of treatment. 

  • Visit your dentist for checkups and cleaning. 
  • Brush after every meal. If you can’t brush your teeth after your meal, rinse your mouth out with water.
  • Use a recommended toothpaste and toothbrush. 
  • Floss regularly. 
  • Make rinsing a habit. Also, use fluoride rinse if recommended by your dentist.
  • Prepare an appropriate diet plan. There are certain foods you must avoid during the treatment. It is as follows:
    Chewy foods: bagels, hard rolls, licorice.
    – Crunchy foods: popcorn, ice.
    – Sticky foods: caramels, gum. Caramel.
    – Hard foods: nuts, hard pretzels. Hard candies, ice
    – Sugary food: candy.
    – Foods you have to bite into corn on the cob, apples, and carrots.