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Dental Braces
The restraining elements on fixed braces are known as brackets. The brackets are glued on to the teeth enamel using a special gluing technique. This gluing technique is the first step in the orthodontic process of tooth re-alignment with the help of fixed braces. The gluing procedure is completely pain-free and does not take a long time. Next a metal arch is inserted in the metal bracket, which forms a part of the fixed braces. Tooth movement is initiated with the help of these metal brackets. Brackets used in braces are classified either in terms of the material used or the method of attachment in fixed braces. The common types of brackets based on material are ceramic, metal, plastic or gold. While the two common types of brackets based on attachment of the fixed braces are Damon or Lingual brackets. Damon brackets are attached to the front of the teeth, while Lingual brackets are attached to the tooth. The latter is preferred by patients who are extremely careful about aesthetic appearance. Although the procedure of affixing permanent fixed braces is comparatively pain-free and risk-free. Yet, inappropriate gluing techniques and/ or dental hygiene can result in permanent de-calcification spots on the tooth surface. To avoid such occurrences, the use of a dental water jet tooth brush is highly recommended during the process of affixing braces. To know more about the process, please watch the video.
Produced: 06/2011