One of the reasons why some shy away from getting braces, although braces would improve their appearance, is because of how long they take to provide results. Depending on the correction you need, you may need to wear braces for upwards of two years. Braces involves a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment that is designed to provide excellent dental correction in a fast, gentle and precise way. The goal is to force your teeth to become straight in the course of months, not years.
The technology revolves around the use of shaped brackets in conjunction with an elastic wire. The goal is to gently coax your teeth into a better position in a more natural way. Many patients who use this procedure start to see results within the first couple of weeks.
The Benefits of Braces
Many are drawn to the idea of this treatment because they offer the opportunity to straighten your teeth in as little as three months, in some cases. Many orthodontists admit that when they put braces on their patients, one of the first questions their patients ask is how quickly the braces will be removed. With Braces, orthodontists can tell their patients they will receive results in months as opposed to years.
With traditional braces, square brackets are used. The idea is that during the first year, the crown of the tooth is moved. Then, during the second year, the root is moved. The unique design of Braces, however, allows both the root and the crown of the tooth to be gently adjusted simultaneously. This removes unwanted risk to the patient, and it makes the entire procedure much more comfortable. It is a fast, safe, and for many people an affordable way to correct issues with their teeth.
Braces have been used successfully around the world. They have been tested by some of the best universities in the United States, Europe, and South America. They were first invented in the United States and then adapted by orthodontists around the world.
Since the braces are only on for a couple of months, they bring with them a lower chance of unwanted decay around the bracket. Additionally, the brackets are made from an aesthetic ceramic. The result is that the color of the bracket closely matches the color of the patient’s teeth. This makes the entire treatment easier for the patient to handle.
While patients may need to use a retainer during treatment, they’ll only need to use it for 15 to 20 minutes each day. They do not need to use retainers for hours every day during this treatment. This is yet another reason why more and more people are attracted to the Braces technology.
If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your smile without years of waiting or significant discomfort, then Braces may be the right option for you. We can help you learn more about this innovative orthodontic treatment at Parkwood Dental in Bradenton, FL. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment!