This video talks about the different types of braces and the phases of orthodontic treatments. If you are looking for the best orthodontic treatments, you’re not alone, as millions worldwide wear braces to correct crooked or misaligned teeth. Braces are essential to improving your smile and your bite. These devices are worn over the teeth to move them into place gradually.
Retainers are also a necessary part of your treatment plan.
Functional appliances help move teeth into the correct position while worn. They fit over the teeth the same way a mouthguard does and may be used as an early treatment option for mild cases of malocclusion (misalignment). When you wear an appliance, you must carefully clean it daily with toothpaste or another approved cleaning agent.
Fixed orthodontic appliances include braces that move your teeth into position by applying pressure to each tooth using wires connected at each end. Mixed dentition’s goal is to align permanent teeth of 7 to 12-year-olds so that they will fit together correctly as well as possible when they come in. Depending on the severity, this phase usually lasts between 9 months and two years. Full orthodontic treatments involve correcting the remaining malocclusions.