You can choose braces (brackets) made of metal, ceramic or sapphire. However, orthodontic treatment is most often done using stainless steel brackets. Ceramic or sapphire brackets often are chosen for the sake of appearance.
Braces work by applying continuous pressure to move teeth in a specific direction. Braces are usually worn for about one to three years, depending on how severe your problem is. As treatment progresses, teeth change position. Your orthodontist will adjust the braces as needed.
You should strictly follow your orthodontist's advice because he or she knows your treatment best.
How Successful Will It Be
Success depends on a partnership between the skills of the orthodontist, and the enthusiasm and help of patient and parents. It is important to attend regularly and carry out any instructions given by the orthodontist.
The success of the treatment also depends on the commitment of the patient. For children's orthodontic treatment it is very important that the patient is as keen as the parent.
How do I care for my brace and teeth?
It is important to continue to have your teeth checked by your dentist while having orthodontic treatment. You also need to take extra care of your teeth and mouth:
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