Braces Before and After

Braces Before and After- BracesOrInvisalign.comHave you ever been curious as to how it would be like to undergo orthodontic treatment with the use of braces? Have you studied how people look before and after braces; how their teeth go from ugly to beautiful, from crooked to straight? It is quite amazing how a few pieces of metal can do such splendid work on the teeth of people, and if you are thinking of going through it, it may be smart to get a closer look at things.  Let’s talk about look of braces before and after:

Before Braces

When a patient comes in with the idea of undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces, he will have the made that decision because of the following:

  • Ugly Appearance of the Smile. The most common reason people make a decision to go for braces is because they are unhappy with how their smile looks. They may have crooked, misaligned, malpositioned, rotated and spaced-out teeth, so it looks ugly and very unappealing. These problems may be hereditary, due to small jaws or large teeth, but may have also been brought about by premature loss of teeth that led to the drifting, shifting and migration of teeth.

  • Certain Areas Prone to Plaque Build-up and Caries. Another problem that one may encounter with orthodontic problems is excessive plaque build-up that leads to caries development. Plaque that accumulates, become food for bacteria; the unwanted accumulation of plaque encourages the development of caries that can become an even bigger problem. The arrangement of the teeth increase plaque collection,

  • TMJ Pain and Dysfunction. TMJ dysfunction can also become an issue for some patients. TMJ pain can be quite excruciating, couple that with the inability to move the jaw, opening and closing and you have a real big problem. The combination of TMJ therapy and braces will resolve everything — before braces, any patient with this problem will wish to see the dentist.

After Braces

Despite how the treatment goes, with the brackets attached on the teeth, and the entire mouth fully caged within the wires, everything comes with some kind of sacrifice. When you get your braces attached your teeth will be caged with the brackets, wires and rubbers — and the treatment will come with some pain and discomfort, especially during the start of every adjustment appointment. During the course of the treatment, the patient will be required to come in for regular adjustments, and this will go on until the case is completed and the braces are removed.

After braces, after a few months to a few years of wearing the brackets and wires in the mouth, your teeth will be completely free. Just like before, you will be able to run your tongue through your teeth, your lips and cheeks will not get caught with any of the components, and the best thing about it is that you can have all that plus a beautiful smile. After braces, you will have said goodbye to crooked teeth, spaces in between, crossbites, underbites and overbites. All if these problems will be gone after braces — all you need to be ready for is the wearing of the retainers that should maintain the new position of the teeth.

After braces, the patient will be asked to wear the retainers, at least a few years to make sure that the teeth gain proper stability within the bone. When the teeth are stable, the retainers may be removed, but only until this is certain. Relapse is common especially to patients with a severe case of crooked teeth. When the teeth have been realigned, they were merely pulled into position along with the fibers that used to hold them in place. After braces, once the brackets and wires have been removed the retainers should keep them in place until bone has properly rebuilt around them. If this is not done, the teeth will ricochet back to their old position in the mouth, in a phenomenon called relapse.