Have you considered using braces to improve your smile? Some patients are wary of braces because they are unsure of how exactly all that metal and all those wires and really make a difference in their smiles. Our Fort Greene orthodontist and the rest of the staff at Rosenberg Orthodontics are here to give you the basics of how braces work. Firstly, it is important to note why braces and other similar orthodontic appliances are used. Our Fort Grenee orthodontist uses these devices in order to correct malocclusions, or an improper bite. Malocclusions can lead to other dental issues such as overcrowded teeth, spaces and gaps in between teeth, and more. In many instances of malocclusion problems, the use of braces is the answer. The main goal of using braces is to move the teeth into their proper position. This process works using the laws of physics. First, our Fort Grenee orthodontist will bond the brackets of the braces to your teeth. Next, arch wires will be threaded through the brackets. The tightness and the tension created by these wires are what move the teeth in the direction that they are supposed to go. This happens slowly over time, so that it is not painful or uncomfortable.
If you get braces from the experts at Rosenberg Orthodontics, you will need to come for visits regularly to have the wires of your braces tightened and adjusted in order to keep the progress of your treatment moving along on schedule. After your braces have been taken off, it is likely you will use a device called a retainer some of the time, to prevent your teeth from reverting back to their malocclusion position. Our Fort Greene orthodontist can make more personalized recommendations about how braces and other orthodontic devices can work for you during your next visit at Rosenberg Orthodontics.
If you would like to learn more about our Fort Greene orthodontist and the various services available to you at Rosenberg Orthodontics, our practice’s website is an excellent resource for you to consult and learn from. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding our services or another related topic, we encourage you to get in touch with us either by phone or online. We look forward to working with you at Rosenberg Orthodontics.