Orthodontic treatment procedures are mainly performed in two phases, the active phase, and the retention phase. In the active phase schemes with dental braces are made to straighten your misaligned teeth. In the retention phase, procedures with retainers are made to fix the teeth in their new positions.
In orthodontic therapy, the orthodontists first do a thorough evaluation of your teeth, jaws, and facial structure through x-rays, photographs and bite impressions. From the results, the procedures with metal braces, ceramic braces, or Invisalign invisible braces advanced are planned.
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Orthodontic – Braces Types
Conventional metal braces are fixed dental trays working with metal wires and the supports and are cheaper. Ceramic braces or tooth color braces are extremely smooth, translucent, and less visible.
These braces will not be dyed or bleached quickly, so they can be used long term. Treatment with Invisalign, custom aligners ensures outstanding results in minimum time.
Compared to others, aligners are removable which allows patients to drink, eat, brush, and floss normally. Also, the invisible property of these braces might help you keep hidden from the other processing details.
In most cases, orthodontic treatment procedures can be done in one to three years. However, depending on the complexity of your dental anomalies and individual conditions of this period can vary. Orthodontists recommend a review every four to eight weeks to assess the progress of treatment.