Metal Braces

Braces or metal brackets is considered as one of the treatment option used to straighten and align crooked or gaped teeth. This helps you look better, chew food properly and makes it easier for you to clean between teeth. Braces close gaps and align teeth by slowly pushing and pulling your teeth strategically to move them into their desired position. The treatment may take about 6 months to 3 years depending on the amount of correction required.

Benefits of Braces at Arihant

Better appearance

Braces help to straighten crooked or gapped teeth by gradually shifting them to a better position. They improve the appearance of your smile and significantly improve your self esteem.

Prevents tooth decay and gum disease

By straightening your teeth, we can reduce the build up of bacteria and food debris on and between your teeth, as that is the major cause for decay and gum diseases.

Easier to maintain oral hygiene

It is easier to brush and floss aligned teeth than crooked teeth. Proper brushing removes food lodgement and avoids the build up of deposits therefore maintaining good oral hygiene.

Prevent dental injuries

Teeth that are protruded are more prone to injury. Braces can push the teeth backwards to their ideal position and prevent chances for dental injuries.

FAQs about braces

The duration of the treatment with metal braces can differ from person to person, depending on age and the diagnosis. With good patient compliance the treatment can take between 6 months to 3 years depending on the degree of malalignment.

Adults can now also get braces treatment to align their teeth. However, when considering an ideal age of orthodontic treatment in children, the ideal age is of 7. At this age, the orthodontist can assess the probable chances of developing a malocclusion/malalignment and this can be intercepted with the help of treatment options like myobrace to avoid major orthodontic issues. The first visit at the age of 7 can even help you avoid the need of orthodontic treatment at all.

Some discomfort is expected during the initial days of starting an orthodontic treatment, as the teeth begin to move. Brackets may feel heavy on the teeth for initial few days. Apart from the discomfort at the beginning of the treatment, one can feel the tightness and slight discomfort at every orthodontic follow up visit. 

Braces require a little extra care. Choosing the right toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss/ interdental brush can help in removing food lodgements and can prevent formation of deposits. Maintaining a good oral hygiene during an orthodontic treatment can help prevent any tooth decay from developing, bad breath and gum disease.

Choosing a diet that does not damage the braces is necessary. Avoid hard and sticky food items like nuts, candies, gums, and biting onto raw whole fruits, as they can dislodge the brackets.