Cosmetic dentistry in Canada utilizes various tools for restoration and rehabilitation of teeth and jaw. Dental braces for instance, are appliances used in aligning crooked teeth and putting the lower and upper jaw in correct proportion. These appliances also ensure the good condition of the gums, teeth, and the joints of the jaw by distributing the pressure on each part of the mouth. Moreover, dental braces improve the teeth’s appearance by making them look properly positioned and uniform.
The best time for having dental braces is during early childhood. Once crooked teeth have been noticed in children, appropriate action should be taken. However, parents should remember to wait first until the right number of teeth has grown before considering the use of dental braces. Of course adults having crooked teeth and unevenly positioned jaws can also be treated by braces, although the duration for treatment is considerably longer in adults because their teeth structure takes more time to be molded rather than those in children.
Moving on, dental braces can either be fixed or removable. Fixed braces are used in situations wherein teeth need stronger support. This type of brace requires dental assistance in removing and can not be detached by its user. On the other hand, removable braces are used in simpler cases of teeth and jaw alignment. These appliances may be removed easily for cleaning.
Finally, dental braces do not always consist of metal. Some braces can be made of plastic or ceramic which add to the cosmetic factor of teeth. When the process of straightening teeth has been successful, the dental braces will be removed and will subsequently be replaced with an appliance which is needed to further support the teeth which have been newly straightened for a particular period of time. This appliance is known as a retainer.