There are a lot of reasons why wearing dental braces can help your teeth last a lifetime. They are not just for straightening up those snaggleteeth. They help align your bite and they make sure there is no undue pressure on some teeth caused by others pressing down.
It is a relatively long process as the idea is to move the teeth slowly and not to cause any damage to the teeth or the bone. Over time with the slow movement, the bone adjusts and changes shape too. But not to worry, the pace is slow and steady – not glacial.
In the past, there seemed to be only one type of brace. The one which meant you had a big metal smile like Jaws in the James Bond film. But now dental braces hemet will be able to advise on many different types including ones you can’t see or ones which you don’t have to wear all the time.
Now the days of the big metal grin are gone, lots more people are becoming aware of the benefits of wearing braces and some are even going for a second round of treatment to stabilize teeth for later life where having a proper alignment is probably more important than the cosmetic aspect.
There are many different brace types – in some cases, all that might be needed is a retainer to make sure the dental work already done stays that way. But an orthodontist will help guide the individual patient based on their own situation.
You can check how comfortable your bit is, just by closing your teeth together and feeling how they align. But the best way is to ask your dentist. They will be able to guide you as to what is needed and what the implications are too.