A specialty on odontology is responsible for studying, preventing and treating poorly positioned dentures. Generally known as dental braces, these fixed appliances serve to straighten and hold the teeth in place.
Learn some myths and truths about dental braces:
- There is no age limit for using braces. The appearance of the face and teeth improves with orthodontics, consequently better chewing occurs and therefore better digestion.
- It has been estimated that approximately 70% of the population needs orthodontic treatment.
- Many problems of the gums and lack of teeth are solved through orthodontics.
- Bringing braces does not change the life of an adult.
What are invisible brakes and how are they used?
Traditional braces are usually made of metal or ceramics, but many people dislike what they look like. Currently there is an alternative that has become very popular. It’s the invisible brakes, also known as Invisalign.
A professional dentist – like Dr. Jun Cheong – does a study of the teeth of a patient to then create a special and transparent device that is placed on the teeth to move them little by little, until they achieve the desired alignment; This means that each one is personalized for each patient.
Invisible braces are removable, allowing the patient the flexibility to eat and drink what they want, and brushing and flossing by simply removing the device; another particularity of the invisible brakes is that they are replaced every two weeks so that the specialist reviews the progress of the treatment. On the other hand, their main advantage is that they are practically imperceptible, so no one will notice that they are wearing them.