Have you always wanted to have perfectly arranged teeth? Have you been looking at dental offices, various orthodontic services, but then constantly postponed visits to the dentists, preventing you from finally benefitting from a dental brace? The dental clinic in Chisinau Imperial Dent comes to your aid with some relevant information that you need to know before you decide that it is the right time to wear a dental appliance. We are located in Chisinau, Botanica, in an easily accessible region, and our working hours allow you to come to a consultation unopposed. But, in the beginning, let’s clarify some key moments related to dental appliances, orthodontics, the right age for it, and the correct conditions of care during the treatment period.
What to start with?
For starters, it is proper to go to a primary consultation, so that the orthodontist can examine the condition of your teeth and detect threats to your teeth early (tooth decay, periodontitis, etc.). After a proper physical examination, the dentist will recommend that you perform an x-ray and an impression of the dental arches, to decide what kind of braces are right for you. Fortunately, you can do these investigations right in the clinic, without wasting extra time. Based on this first inspection, the dentist will choose the right treatment method and usage duration of the dental appliance, as well as its type.
Which dental brace should I opt for?
The answer to this question is quite subjective because it depends extensively on the problem you want to solve, and on how long the treatment is, or how much convenience you’re looking for. Specialists use several models of dental braces, as follows:
- Mobile dental appliance – is indicated for correcting the position and obstruction of teeth for patients aged 6 to 12 years. It is made of acrylate, in laboratory conditions, at hot temperatures and pressures, so that it is mobile and durable. In principle, it is fixed with a wire and has a screw that is to be activated, usually once a week, as directed by the pediatric dentist. This can also be done by the parent, considering the rules prescribed by the orthodontist.
Once a month, the doctor will observe the treatment’s evolution. In addition, the period of wearing (18 – 20 hours) must be considered, except for meals (unless the doctor has prescribed otherwise) and its cleaning (after each meal, brush your teeth and braces with a toothbrush and oral irrigator).
- Fixed braces – this type is commonly indicated for adults because it solves serious dental problems. It consists of 2 elements: brackets – which attach to the teeth, wire springs, which help move the teeth by applying the pressure on these incorrectly positioned teeth, and elastic ligatures, which hold the brackets’ springs. You can opt for fixed dental appliances made of ceramic, metal, or gold. There are also some special braces, which allow rarer visits to the dentist, as well as trainers, for some simpler cases.
- Orthopedic braces are suitable for children to correct the gap in the bone bases, being, as a rule, completed, later, by fixed braces.
What hygiene methods are necessary while wearing braces?
In this segment, we’d like to draw attention to toothbrushing, which must be meticulous and last 2 and 3 minutes, only with a soft or ultra-soft brush. In addition to this general basis, it is advisable to buy an oral irrigator that helps you get to the most uncomfortable collections of teeth, cutting food debris and reducing the risk of tooth decay. For owners of dental appliances, it is advisable to opt for specialized cleaning solutions: mouthwash, dental floss, brushes.
A greater part of your attention must be paid to nutrition! Don’t forget that the dental appliance is fixed in such a way, as to be removed at the end of the treatment, without changing the surface of the teeth. Therefore, the adhesive used is shown to last during the treatment and only under predetermined conditions. Crunchy food products that are hard or that put pressure on your braces should be temporarily excluded from your diet. A small sacrifice, if we only think of the splendid result at the end of the treatment and the fact that after that, you’re free to restore your diet.
If you have decided that now is the right time to regain your beautiful and aesthetic dental smile, then you should turn to Imperial Dent’s dental specialists, who will prescribe the proper orthodontic treatment and help you successfully overcome the fears related to your new ally – a suitable dental appliance. The dental clinic is in Chisinau, Botanica, at the address Str. Nikolai Zelinski 15/4. For a consultation with Imperial Dent specialists, call +373 22 260 325. Your smile will be well cared for!