Will my orthodontics hurt during the treatment?
The time of accommodation to the appliances is about 10 days, the first days you will feel soft teeth, especially when eating. Taking an analgesic can significantly reduce these discomforts.
Will I be noticed when speaking?
Fixed orthodontic correctors do not interfere with speech. Removable appliances and lingual orthodontic braces if, in these cases it is necessary for the tongue to remember how to position itself to pronounce even if it does not have the proprioception of the palate or the internal face of the teeth, the period of adaptation with this type of apparatus does not usually exceed 2 weeks.
Will I get sores or friction?
At the beginning you will notice friction on the cheeks and tongue of the orthodontic attachments, the day that the correctors are placed, you will be explained how to act so that you do not get sores, with the use of orthodontic wax and some tricks.
Can I make a normal life?
The aligner does not interfere with your normal activities. It is important to take care of it (do not eat hard, sticky things, or touch it) and spend more time brushing your teeth, since in the orthodontic appliances there are corners where it is easier for food and bacteria to stick.
We will teach you how to take care of your correctors, if you put effort you will get a great gift as a reward for your interest.
Will the changes be stable?
The teeth move throughout life, with and without orthodontic treatment. After the orthodontic treatment the periodontal ligament is relaxed and the changes can be very fast.
In order to avoid these disadvantages, it is recommended to follow the advice of the retention phase and attend the periodic control appointments to perform the necessary maintenance of the retainers and maintain the results obtained during the orthodontic treatment.
Conservation of teeth
Whenever possible, orthodontic treatments are carried out, avoiding the extraction of healthy parts. It must be borne in mind that when alterations occur in the bite, the first thing is to look for the cause of the bite and correct it to solve the malocclusion.
Treating without extraction is not an objective of treatment, the objective is to correct the malocclusion and eliminate the cause of it by looking for the pieces present in the mouth at the end of the treatment to have sufficient support tissue (bones, gums, ...) and an excellent function that avoid tooth decay and wear.
Will my teeth move after treatment?
The teeth move throughout life both people who have been treated and those who have not. As we get wrinkles or gray hair, the body is modified throughout life.
The best way to avoid recurrence (especially the crowding of the lower incisors which is the most frequent) is to use the retainer as indicated on the day of the removal of the correctors and keep your periodic reviews with both your primary dentist and us to be able to detect any alteration in these retainers before an adverse effect can occur.
Is it possible to treat me without extractions?
Most of our patients receive treatments without extractions. When we plan an orthodontic treatment our goal is to obtain an excellent result that improves all these aspects:
- Dental Esthetics
- Facial Esthetics
- Periodontal Health (gums and tissue support of the teeth)
- The Health of the Temporomandibular Joint
- The Stability of the occlusion
- Longevity of the treated structures
Both you and we want the best possible result for your mouth and not only some teeth aligned but placed outside the jaw bones or that for another reason will be at risk in the future.
Therefore, depending on the situation that presents your bite is possible to get a spectacular smile is necessary to perform extractions. All people are different and we need the solution that brings the most benefits to our smile, now and in the future.