Orthodontic Treatment – Braces

Orthodontics, an important field of dentistry, performs treatments that will ensure correct and functional placement of teeth on the jawbone. It is commonly known as treatment with braces as the treatment allows the teeth to be placed where they should be with the help of braces.

Orthodontic applications can be performed in many different ways. The duration of the treatment will be determined according to the structure of the teeth and the scope of the treatment may differ from patient to patient.

Applications of Treatment with Braces

Orthodontic treatment, commonly known as braces, is performed with brackets fixed on the front or back surface of the tooth and the wires that connect them. The duration and scope of the treatment are determined by the specialist physician according to the patient’s condition.

There are different materials that can be used in braces. These are metal braces, ceramic braces and transparent plates.

There are many alternatives to metal braces. The most prominent of these alternatives are ceramic braces and lingual braces.

Ceramic braces are often preferred because they are almost the same color as the tooth surface. It is widely used for aesthetic purposes, especially in braces that will be placed on the front of the tooth surface. Ceramic braces are equivalent to metal braces in durability and performance. While choosing the braces, their performance is considered rather than their looks on the tooth surface. However, adult patients generally prefer using ceramics on the front teeth that appear while smiling.

Braces applied to the back surface of the teeth are called lingual braces. This treatment, which is also commonly called hidden braces, ensures that patients get the treatment they need without affecting the external appearance. However, in order for this treatment to be applied, the patient’s health conditions should be appropriate and the dentist should recommend this treatment. In lingual braces applications, the location of the braces is the back surface of the teeth, and therefore the tongue is much more likely to touch the braces when speaking. Therefore, patients may feel discomfort at the beginning of the treatment.