Recently, more and more often people began to contact the clinics with a request to adjust their teeth shape with the help of braces. And not the last role in medicine began to play advertising. It aggressively imposes wonderful services. People believe, in particular, that braces can create a Hollywood smile without painful correction of teeth. Is it really possible to correct the taste without much effort?


In fact, the success of treatment depends on proper diagnosis, on the treatment plan drawn up and the doctor’s experience. But now the choice of the manufacturer of the braces itself has little effect on it. It turns out that the braces are surrounded by numerous myths, we expect miraculous results from them, and sometimes, on the contrary, we underestimate their capabilities. The most popular misconceptions on this topic, we debunk.

Adults late already have to correct bite.

Modern development of technologies in the field of orthodontics does not impose any age restrictions on treatment planning. Doctors in this area are engaged in the treatment of anomalies and prevention, not only in children, but also in adults. And dairy teeth can be observed dental disorders, and with multiple missing teeth, you need to create the right conditions for prosthetics. With age, a person loses more and more teeth, the bone tissue in the mouth is constantly deteriorating. These factors make the work of the orthodontist more difficult, but not impossible. The older the person, the stronger the teeth get used to the wrong position and tend to return to the right location. That is why the retention period is important, when the result achieved by the active intervention is fixed. If during this period, in which the braces are applied, ignore the problem, then the treatment may not have any result.

Because of braces, the enamel of the teeth is damaged.

Brackets in themselves have no negative effect on tooth enamel. Its damage can result from, or improper care during, treatment or the use of poor-quality material, through which the system is attached to the teeth. The patient himself is guilty of poor hygiene. But in the matter of choosing a quality material that is safe for enamel, it is worth turning to dentists who specialize in this kind of treatment and have a proven reputation.

The use of braces will have a negative impact on personal life.

The days when braces were considered something shameful, and they were worn by a few people, have long ago passed away. At present, every modern person knows why such adaptations are needed and why people address them. Beautiful even teeth wants to have any – this is a natural desire. If there are doubts – to put braces or choose a personal life, then you should think about whom we want to see next to you? Should it be self-confident and health-conscious person with braces in his mouth or a shy person with crooked teeth?

Brackets are not suitable for everyone, you have to be especially careful people with allergies.

There are indications to the use of brackets, but there are not many of them. Doctors do not recommend this procedure in case of poor enamel state, serious dental diseases, and if the patient himself does not seek treatment. If we consider the problem in more detail, we must take into account the state of hard tissues of teeth, there may be a lack of minerals. Roots can also be incompletely formed, the tissue can be significantly reduced in some diseases. It makes no sense to put braces, if there is no possibility to regularly visit the orthodontist. But there are no allergies in the list of contraindications at all. Even if there is a reaction of the body to the metal (most often nickel is used), nobody prevents using gold or pure titanium in braces.

Wrong taste is an aesthetic problem.

In an adult with a wrong taste of periodontal tissue, when chewing, they experience an increased load. This leads to the fact that teeth in these places can eventually collapse.It is believed that the teeth must share the load between them, closing evenly. In the case of improper taste, some parts are underpowered, while others, on the contrary, are overloaded. Both extremes harm the teeth. It is no coincidence that the wrong taste with a straight path leads to periodontal disease. Because of this, the food can not be properly chewed, which leads to disruptions in the work of the gastrointestinal tract and general deterioration of health.

With age, the abnormal arrangement of the teeth can lead to the pathology of erasing hard tissues, overloading the orthodontist, and musculo-articular dysfunction.

Because of the curvature of the teeth, pathologies will appear or the condition of the existing ones will worsen. Also, it will be impossible to perform quality complete oral cavity treatment. This, in turn, is fraught with inflammation of the gums, pain and dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint.

Because of braces, brushing your teeth will take a lot of time.

To facilitate oral hygiene, many devices designed for this purpose can be used. Observing the purity of this place is an important condition for orthodontic treatment. It is known that the teeth must be cleaned at least twice a day. In addition to using a special brush, it is also necessary to clean the braces under the arc. For this purpose a special brush is used. In the implementation of this procedure will help superfloss and rinse. The best thing about the used devices will be told by the attending physician or a reminder to the patient.


Because of teeth cleansing braces, you will need to adjust your nutrition.

The diet really needs to be changed, but the situation is not so terrible. We will have to give up not from hard, but from harmful food. The crackers will surely break the arc and tear the braces. And waffles, chips, cookies and bread can stick to the design so that it will be difficult to clean it later. It is known that candy caramel and candy is an excellent environment for microbes. You can not chew on pens with pencils.

After the braces are removed, the teeth return to their original position.

Usually the teeth tend to return to their original position when they get rid of the braces that limit them. But whether it will be possible for them or the results of treatment will be fixed for the rest of their life – depends on the orthodontist and the patient himself. It turns out that it’s important not just to get the right bite, thanks to braces, we also need to fix the result with the help of special devices – the retainers. Orthodontist selects them individually for each patient. The containers will have to be worn for a while after getting rid of braces. So the teeth will be in the right position, having formed a proper aftertaste and a beautiful smile. Fixing the result is an important part of all orthodontic treatment. And the patient should not treat this lightly, ignoring the advice of the doctor. After all, all the effort, time and money can vanish in vain, and without leading to the desired result.

The procedure for correcting the after-taste is extremely painful.

The design of braces to many seems unreliable, as if coming from the Middle Ages. So there was a myth about the painfulness of such treatment. In fact, the correction of aftertaste is a painless process, the discomfort is felt for the first 1-2 weeks. Often the patient becomes so accustomed to braces that they soon forget about them. You can not, of course, say that no one in orthodontic treatment does not experience pain. Its presence, like the intensity, depends on several factors. For example, the complexity of the corrected pathology can play a role, do not forget about the individual characteristics of each patient. In any case, if during the treatment suddenly there are painful sensations, it is necessary to inform the doctor about it. It is likely that an adjustment of the course will be required or the specialist will give advice on the removal of painful sensations.

Wherever the rest of the analogues the position of the teeth can be Damon braces.

Often the patients themselves who visit orthodontists write about the advantage of such a system. In fact, it is worth talking about the next myth.And how can a person understand what “fast” means in his particular case? To understand the difference, you need to check 8-10 different systems. That is why such a belief has no basis. The timing of orthodontic treatment is determined by the speed of the replacement of the arches. They are the active principle in the whole system of brackets. For the human body there is an ideal rate of movement of teeth. The best pressure bracket system is 25 mm Hg. If we exceed this indicator of the apparatus, then complications will probably occur. That is why the best treatment is the one whose speed is determined by the balanced pressure. Faster moving to the teeth is not allowed to any system, and Damon braces in this plan for speed can not affect.

Using self-ligating brackets, you can avoid removing permanent teeth.

All braces, including self-ligating systems, have the same ability to move teeth. The only problem is that adult patients can not expect their jawbones to grow. That’s why an excessively large-scale movement of the teeth will increase the dental arch, but will not expand the jawbone. Difficulties of treatment lie in the removal of the roots of teeth beyond the boundaries of bone tissue. For an orthodontist, this is a serious problem. And an important point in solving the dilemma: to remove the teeth or not, are the age of the patient and the features of his case.

Self-ligating braces can move your teeth towards the distant “wisdom teeth”.

Many patients just want to achieve this effect. The wisdom teeth in the pictures are already painfully unsuccessful. Yes, and doctors attribute to them possible future problems. So there is a logical desire to get rid of wisdom teeth, with the ability to brace the other teeth to move it. But if you remove the molars it is still possible, then it will be impossible to move them there by braces. To carry out such a complex procedure, you need a special device – a distalization apparatus.

If you use self-ligating braces, you can visit the doctor less often.

It seems that with such an advanced system, the treatment will proceed by itself. With this it is difficult to agree. Doctors based on many years of experience have come to the conclusion that the more the patient is paid attention, the better it will eventually be. A person should understand that braces are just an instrument that the doctor is using. Orthodontic procedures are so complex that it will be erroneous to rely only on braces. They must be managed, as well as other equipment. After all, we do not trust the management of the vehicle. Is that the autopilot can be used when the car is moving along a certain straight path and does not make maneuvers. And still – pilots or drivers control the process. And already more complicated work with technology, its maneuvers, involve human intervention. In medicine, it’s difficult to talk about standards at all – the same patients simply do not exist. That’s why the patient should try to visit the orthodontist as often as possible, without starting the process of correcting the aftertaste.

Metal braces put cheap, and transparent – expensive.

In some clinics, the cost of treatment does vary, depending on the type of brackets used. And their cost price is really different, that’s just the cost of the procedure itself, this should not be reflected. Usually, when assessing the complex of services, the age of the patient and the degree of his anomaly are taken into account. The cost of the braces is paid separately, this choice is on the patient himself. The doctor can only advise on the basis of his professional experience some kind of variety. Usually the price for the services of installation of braces is more or less fixed.


After the braces are installed, caries will appear.

Such phenomena do occur, but among those who possess braces who do not observe elementary rules of hygiene when using equipment.It is worthwhile to understand that the braces are a bastion, behind which it is convenient for bacteria to hide. That’s why you need to brush your teeth regularly and twice a year undergo a hygienic examination at the dentist. If you comply with all these recommendations, then there will be no problems in the form of caries.

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