Crowding, diastemas (interdental separations), open bite, displaced midline… Oral imperfections are one of the conditions that we treat the most in our Family Dental Clinic in Ontario through orthodontics.
Although a few years ago wearing a device was more linked to adolescents, the truth is that today the percentage of adults who undergo this treatment is increasing .
Thanks to the results it offers, it is an excellent solution, both aesthetic and functional. But is it true that teeth can move again after orthodontics? Discover the answer in this post!
Features of orthodontics
Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that is responsible for correcting occlusion and dental position problems through different techniques. We can divide these treatments into two large groups:
- Brackets: this is what we know as conventional orthodontics, the traditional one. It consists of small pieces, which can be metal or made of more aesthetic materials, that are placed on the outside of the teeth. In turn, they are joined together by an element called an arch, which generates the necessary pressure on the teeth to carry out the desired movements.
- Transparent aligners: known as invisible orthodontics, transparent aligners are very comfortable, since they are custom made from a very fine thermoplastic material that does not cause friction. They can be removed and put on, so that they can be removed to eat without any type of food restriction, as well as to brush your teeth, ensuring perfect oral hygiene. Furthermore, it is a treatment that incorporates the latest technology, allowing you to view the results before starting the treatment.
So… Can teeth move again?
The answer is yes . Teeth have memory. By this, what we mean is that they tend to return to their initial position. If you are thinking: then why do I get orthodontics? We tell you that it is possible to prevent this from happening. As? Through retention.
How to prevent teeth from returning to their initial position?
Retention is another step of orthodontics. Specifically, it is the last phase of the treatment. Its mission is to maintain the results achieved over time and prevent the teeth from moving again.
For this, there are two types of retainers:
- Fixed retainer : this is a very thin wire that is cemented to the inside of the teeth, from canine to canine. It is very comfortable, nothing is noticeable nor does anyone appreciate that you are wearing it.
- Removable retainer : It consists of a transparent, custom-made splint that is generally placed during sleeping hours. However, the wear time will be adjusted by your orthodontist.
In any case, you can resolve any questions in our consultation. Remember that at Chagger Dental Clinic we have a team of orthodontists who will help you with everything you need.
Also, don’t forget that we have different financing plans tailored to you so that you can have the treatment you want or need without having to worry about your finances.
We will be happy to assist you and help you with everything you need! Don’t forget to participate through your comment and request your first free consultation.
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