How Does Dental Braces Work, Explained by Surbiton Orthodontist

The dental braces are placed usually within one appointment; this is a rather long procedure, about one hour, but its painless. We will place on each individual tooth a bracket bonded directly to the enamel of the tooth. An arch wire will be placed to unite the brackets in a single arc to deliver gentle forces.


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When the teeth start to move sometimes some additional forces are required.It might be an extra traction worn at night, or little elastic inside the mouth worn all the time.

you will also be instructs how to brush your teeth, which is essential for comfortable treatment.You should brush your teeth each time you have eaten in order to remove immediately any bits of food which remain in your mouth. If the oral hygiene is not satisfactory, you will experience an uncomfortable situation where the gum grows over the braces, get swollen and painful and bleed. We will help you as much as we can but the final answer is in your hands(and your tooth brush).The braces are solid but not unbreakable. There is no special diet during orthodontics. Its really common sense, stay away from hard or sticky sweets, hard chocolate bars, etc. Do not bite your fingernails or your pencil.

Your Orthodontist will adjust your braces every 4-6 weeks, so your teeth will always be under a gentle continuous pressure(even if you do not fee it) and move as fast as possible. It can take up to 2 years, depending on the complexity of your teeth to get a perfect smile.

There are variety of dental braces available; some are fixed braces to the teeth and some removable braces. Your orthodontist will be able to tell you which type of braces are the best for you.

We arrange FREE no obligation orthodontic consultations on Mondays. Do give us a call if you would like to book an appointment and find out more as how orthodontic treatment can help yo achieve you perfect smile.


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