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Dental braces

Braces, also known as orthodontics, are a key element in dental health care. Often associated with adolescence, braces are not only beneficial for correcting tooth alignment, but also play a vital role in lifelong oral health.

What are dental braces and what are they for?

Dental braces are devices used in orthodontic treatment to correct the alignment and position of the teeth and jaw. Its main purpose is to correct malocclusion problems, crooked teeth, abnormal spaces between teeth, and other aspects related to dental alignment. In addition to improving esthetic appearance, braces also contribute to better chewing function and overall health of the mouth.

Types of braces

Metal brakes

Metal braces, commonly known as dental brackets, are one of the most traditional types of braces. These metal brackets are composed of small pieces of stainless steel that adhere to the surface of the teeth. Despite their striking appearance, they are highly effective in correcting dental alignment.

Lingual brakes

Lingual braces are similar to metal braces, but are placed on the back of the teeth, making them virtually invisible from the outside. This option is popular with those who want discreet orthodontic treatment.

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Ceramic Brakes

Ceramic brakes are an aesthetic alternative to metal brakes, as they are made of materials that resemble the color of teeth. Although they are more discreet than metal braces, they offer similar efficacy in the treatment of dental alignment.

Invisalign

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment system that uses custom-made clear aligners to correct the position of teeth. This option is especially popular with those seeking imperceptible orthodontic treatment.

Process of Placement and Maintenance of Dental Braces

The process of placing braces begins with a thorough evaluation of the patient’s dental situation. Once the most appropriate type of braces has been determined, the brackets or aligners are placed, depending on the case.

On the other hand, maintenance of dental braces includes regular visits to the orthodontist, periodic adjustments and proper dental hygiene to ensure successful treatment.

How do I know if I need braces?

The need for braces can manifest itself through various signs, such as crooked teeth, problems with biting or chewing, abnormal spaces between teeth, among others. However, a professional evaluation is essential to determine if orthodontic treatment is necessary.

In summary, braces are an indispensable tool in correcting dental alignment and maintaining long-term oral health. With options ranging from traditional metal braces to innovative Invisalign systems, orthodontic treatment offers effective and esthetic solutions to improve each patient’s dental health and smile.

If you think you may be in need of orthodontic treatment, do not hesitate to contact the Ford Clinic team for a personalized evaluation.

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Sayana De La Rosa
2023-05-22
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Diana Delgado
2023-04-28
Victor Peña
Victor Peña
2022-06-10
Excelente atención y trato desde la recepción hasta los doctor@s. A mi hijo de 4 años le encanta, tanto que siempre pregunta cuando tiene q volver a su dra. de los dientes.
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2022-02-16
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Roberto Garrido
2021-09-01
Tremenda clínica, muy profesional todo el equipo de trabajo. Me atendi aquí en el 2002 y regrese en el 2021 y siguen con un alto nivel de calidad , responsabilidad y buen servicio. Los recomiendo con los ojos cerrados.
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