Metal and ceramic braces are the orthodontic appliances which are used for the correction of malocclusion in a patient.
Q: What is the best age for braces treatment?
A: The correct age for braces treatment is between 12-14 years of age the child has all the permanent teeth fully erupted in mouth. However braces treatment can also be initiated in older teenagers and adults
Q: What is the duration of the treatment?
A: The braces treatment generally requires 1-3 years depending on the severity of malocclusion.
Q: What are the types of braces?
A: There are two types of braces which are commonly used now a day's depending on the requirement of the patient. There are metallic braces in which metal brackets are used; these are not esthetically pleasing because of the metallic visibility. The others are ceramic braces in which white brackets are used that are esthetically good and do not show much. The duration of treatment does not depend on either of the above mentioned brackets.
Q: How do I take care of my oral hygiene during the braces treatment?
A: It is very important to maintain proper oral hygiene during the braces treatment, as it is difficult cleaning the teeth and the food tends to get accumulated in the braces very often. Special ortho brushes are used to keep the teeth clean and maintain a good oral hygiene. The dentist teaches the correct technique to brush on the braces. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with water or mouthwash properly whenever possible.
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