Here’s What No One Tells You About Orthodontics

  1. Orthodontics can only be corrected after the teeth are replaced at the age of 12?

The traditional view is that it can only be corrected at the age of 12. This concept is actually one-sided and even harmful. Dental deformity is actually a developmental deformity, and it is best to prevent and correct it during growth and development. For teeth “covering the sky”, small chin, facial asymmetry, severe buck teeth and serious tooth crowding, abnormal facial muscle function such as mouth breathing during sleep, various oral bad habits such as biting the lower lip, sideways Chewing, etc., all of which affect the normal development of facial bones and oral function, the sooner it should be corrected, the better. the

  1. Is orthodontics only reserved for children and young people?

Many people think that orthodontic treatment is only for children and young people, and middle-aged and elderly people cannot receive orthodontic treatment. In fact, this view is wrong. Although the growth and development of adults has stopped and the external shape of the bone has stabilized, the internal regeneration and reconstruction ability of the bone still exists (such as healing after a fracture). Generally speaking, if an adult does not have severe periodontal inflammation, the teeth can be corrected . For 60-year-old adults and 12-year-old children, there was no significant difference in the effect of orthodontic force on the movement of healthy teeth. 

  1. Orthodontics is very simple, and it is the same for anyone?

Orthodontics is a very complicated treatment process. Ordinary dentists can only be competent if they have been trained by specialized orthodontic institutions for at least one year and have obtained the qualification of orthodontist. Every step is critical for the examination and diagnosis of orthodontic patients, the formulation of a reasonable orthodontic plan, and even the entire orthodontic process. We often encounter some cases of failure of orthodontics, such as pulling out the wrong tooth or delaying the timing of treatment. These losses are irreparable. Therefore, it is recommended that patients choose carefully, and try to choose a qualified orthodontist from a regular medical institution to complete the orthodontic treatment. It has been heard that choosing orthodontics for the sake of aesthetics results in unbearable nerve pain, so don’t just look for small clinics and wandering doctors. 

  1. What are the design principles of removable partial dentures?

The basic concept of removable denture chinese partial treatment is to formulate the best denture design for the patient and prepare the oral cavity for making an ideal removable partial denture. People with missing oral tissue may also need some special preparation and treatment. Periodontal disease, abnormal soft tissue structure, and abnormal tooth position may affect the long-term success rate of denture restoration. Therefore, clinicians should try to perform appropriate oral preparation as much as possible without violating basic design principles.

  1. After orthodontic treatment, old teeth are easy to fall off?

During orthodontic treatment, the teeth will be slightly loosened during the force-moving process, but after a period of time after the orthodontic treatment is completed, the alveolar bone around the teeth will be remodeled, and the teeth will become as stable as before. So there is no need to worry about whether you will lose your teeth when you are old.

  1. Orthodontics is painful and can’t eat normally?

After each orthodontic treatment, the patient will feel a little soreness within two or three days. These slight discomforts are generally tolerable and will disappear soon. It is a normal reaction of the body caused by orthodontic treatment, so there is no need to worry. As for the diet, during the treatment period, you should not eat hard things such as (bones, hard cores) and sticky things. You can basically eat other things. Generally, you can eat normally after treatment.

  1. Are imported aligners better than domestic ones?

Imported orthodontic appliances are better than domestic ones in terms of manufacturing process, but they are all designed according to the size of foreigners’ teeth. If they are mechanically applied to Chinese people’s orthodontics, the clinical results may be disastrous. Therefore, when imported appliances are used, patients or parents can ask the orthodontist whether they have taken corresponding measures to make up for the above defects. The choice of appliances is important, but the doctor’s level of diagnosis and treatment is the key to determining the quality of correction. Doctors in regular hospitals are relatively high-level.

  1. How long does it take to straighten teeth?

Generally, correction takes about one and a half to two years. Generally, children are faster than adults, and tooth extraction treatment takes longer than non-extraction treatment. Complex malocclusions and deformities take longer to treat than simple malocclusions and deformities. The treatment time for skeletal deformities is longer than that for simple dentition deformities. Everyone’s situation is different, so it needs to be analyzed on a case-by-case basis, and the treatment time should also be analyzed on a case-by-case basis. After the correction is completed, it is generally necessary to wear a retainer for about one and a half years.

  1. Why is tooth extraction necessary for orthodontics?

About 50% of orthodontic patients require tooth extraction. The purpose of tooth extraction is to:

l Use the tooth extraction gap to align crowded teeth.

l Use the tooth extraction space to retract the front teeth, improve the protrusion of the dental arch, and improve the facial shape.

l Use the extraction space to adjust the occlusal relationship of the posterior teeth, so that the cusps and fossae of the posterior teeth are staggered, and the occlusal contact area is the largest, so as to achieve the best chewing efficiency.

  1. Will straightening teeth hurt?

Generally, within 3-6 days after wearing the fixed appliance and after each follow-up visit, you will feel some pain and weakness in chewing. You can eat soft food for these few days. Generally, the pain will gradually decrease until it disappears.

  1. Is there an orthotic that looks more beautiful?

There are many adults who really want to straighten their teeth, but they have a lot of concerns about the “iron teeth” after wearing braces. For aesthetic considerations, people invented transparent brackets and lingual braces. The transparent brackets are the same color as the teeth, so it is not very obvious. The lingual braces are placed on the inside of the teeth on the tongue side, so they are invisible from the outside.


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