How braces straighten teeth?

A smile, they say, is a curve that sets everything right. But what if the smile itself needs to be set right? Our team of expert doctors at OrthoFX can provide you with all you need to know about dental braces. Braces are the good old solution to fix problems of crowded or crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw, known as malocclusion.  Your journey to perfectly aligned teeth and a confident smile is now easy.

 When do the troubles start?

It is often during adolescence when the secondary teeth come that we start seeing our smile has changed. This is when we start worrying about our smile and our misaligned teeth. This is also when we start thinking about braces. Is it effective? Do I really need braces? Well, a report by the Mayo Clinic points out that braces are generally very effective, but their effectiveness depends on the person and their ability to carefully follow their orthodontist’s instructions. 

So, how do braces work?

Allow us to geek out. Your teeth are held in position by your gums.  Under the gums is a membrane known as the periodontal membrane that “holds” the root portion of your tooth that is surrounded by bone. When braces put pressure on your teeth, this membrane stretches on one side and compresses on the other, allowing movement of the tooth. The bone changes and grows to support the tooth’s new position. When the braces keep exerting constant pressure on your teeth for extended periods, the shape of your jaw gradually adapts to conform to this pressure.

Which type of braces are best for you?

The type of braces that your orthodontist recommends will depend on several factors, such as your age and whether you have an overbite in addition to having crooked teeth. Braces are custom-made and individual to the needs of each person.  The options include traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces and clear braces.

Why OrthoFX?

At OrthoFX, we are committed to delivering the most convenient, efficient and safe clear aligner experience. Our business model is designed to provide the latest in aligner technology, the best-in-class doctor support, and a patient experience that’s re-imagined in response to the present need for social distancing. We are all for trading ‘chair time’ for ‘care time’.

This is achieved with our suite of touchless solutions designed to allow doctors to provide consultation and monitor patient progress remotely:  

-OrthoFX Video Visits let the doctors and patients connect seamlessly and remotely, provide virtual consultations, and discuss treatment in real-time.

-With FXOnTrack™ a doctor can monitor the patient’s progress and ensure they are staying on track.

-OrthoFX Concierge Support takes care of an array of services including Clinical Support, Online Billing and Financing, Insurance Expertise, and Personalized Patient Support. 

With OrthoFX, online dental consultation for teeth straightening is as easy as saying cheese. Do get in touch with us for more details.