The second reason is that gum or periodontal disease is far more common in adults when compared with children. Orthodontic appliances gently apply force to the teeth to reposition them in their supporting bone. This is where periodontal disease comes in to play, if your gum tissues are compromised during treatment, loss of bone can affect the long term results. Before any orthodontic treatment begins, it is vital that any periodontal issues are dealt with. During the treatment you will need to have regular comprehensive cleanings performed by our dental professionals as well as ensuring a strict oral hygiene routine at home.
TYPES OF ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCES
Orthodontic appliances all achieve their results in the same manner, they apply a light but constant force on your teeth to reposition them as desired. The way in which they can apply this force can vary and there have been numerous developments in recent years. Most of the newer appliances have been designed to blend in with your teeth making them far less noticeable. Below, you will find descriptions of the various types of orthodontics now available.
Traditional Metal Braces — This type of appliance is what comes to most peoples minds when you picture braces. In traditional metal braces, small brackets are attached to the front of your teeth, a slim wire is then run through the brackets and are anchored on either end on metal bands that attach to the last molars.