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What are teeth braces?

Dental braces are wire-based appliances that are used to straighten crowded and uneven teeth or jaws. The aim of dental braces is to align your teeth and jaws to create an even bite and a nice smile.

Braces are made up of brackets, orthodontic bands, spacers, arch wires and ties that fasten the arch wire to the brackets.

If your teeth are crooked or misaligned, you can benefit from teeth braces or retainers. Aligning your teeth and jaws is not good only for your appearance, but also for your oral health. Other benefits of braces are marked improvements in the way you bite, chew and speak.

Risk Factors: 

  • Hereditary factors.
  • Thumb sucking, using a pacifier beyond the age of three, or prolonged use of a milk bottle.

Signs & Symptoms: 

  • Jaw pain.
  • Gap between the teeth, especially the front ones.
  • Hyperdontia or having extra teeth.
  • Impacted teeth - teeth that overlap. 

Diagnosis: 

To ascertain whether you do require braces, your dentist will first conduct a clinical examination of your mouth. This will be followed by photos of your face and teeth, and X-rays of the mouth and head. Based on this information, our dentist, in consultation with our orthodontist, will take a decision.

Treatment Options: 

Treatment is decided by the dentist depending on the results of X-rays, pictures of your face and impressions of your teeth. Cephalometric analysis may also be done to understand the relationship of the teeth to the jaws, and the jaws to the head. 

Finally, the orthodontist may decide to remove some teeth before placing the braces. Braces need to be customised to suit your requirements so a variety of bands, wires, and other corrective appliances may be used.

To get the best teeth braces in Dubai or Sharjah, visit the Medcare Dental Clinic.

FAQs:الأسئلة الشائعة:
  • How do I know whether I need braces?

    A: If your teeth are crooked or misaligned, consult our dentist and discuss your treatment options. At Medcare, orthodontists and cosmetic dentists will help determine if you need braces for any of these problems: 

    • Abnormally aligned teeth.
    • Speech difficulties.
    • Discomfort when chewing.
  • How do braces work?

    A: Once braces are in place, they exert continuous pressure over a period of time, making the teeth move in a specific direction. This movement causes the jawbone to change shape. In this way, the alignment of the teeth is changed permanently.

  • I’m 30 years old, and wish I my teeth were well aligned, but I believe orthodontic treatment should have been done when I was a child?

    A: Your age should not deter you from getting orthodontic treatment and improving the alignment of your teeth; braces work very well for adults, too. In addition to improving your appearance, getting your teeth straightened also improves oral hygiene, as it becomes easier to brush and floss.

    So if you are going to benefit from getting braces do meet an orthodontic specialist and discuss your options. There are now many more options than when you were a child, such as clear plastic aligners, and more. Your orthodontic dentist will recommend the best treatment for you.

  • How long does it take for orthodontic treatment to give the desired results?

    A: The total time required to achieve the alignment that you want depends on a number of factors, and is typically between 1 to 3 years. Your orthodontist will decide how long you need to wear braces depending on the severity of the problem, the distance the teeth need to be moved and how much room is available.

    The treatment also depends on the health of your teeth, gums and supporting bone. Of course, how well you follow all the instructions of your orthodontist also plays a part. Once your braces have been removed, you may need to wear an appliance called a ‘retainer’ for a few months.