Teeth braces can be worn by both adults and children and are used primarily for straightening teeth. One of the main culprits of wonky teeth is found in children who suck their thumbs. Children who suck thumbs and fingers from a young age are in danger of growing up with protruding front teeth and often once the thumb sucking has ended the dentist will recommend teeth braces for children. The teeth braces are generally worn for a period of months until the teeth have been reshaped by the pressure exerted by them.
Keeping up the Pressure
The teeth brace will be assessed at regular intervals by the dentist so that it can be tightened up to ensure that it continues to exert the right amount of pressure to bring the teeth back into line. A teeth brace is an excellent, non surgical method for straightening crooked teeth. The amount of money that teeth braces cost will depend greatly upon the type of teeth brace that is required: fixed, removable, invisible etc. Children (and some adults) in the UK receive their dental treatment free of charge but for countries where the health and dental care is not free patients will need to check to see whether teeth braces are covered by their insurance policy. The teeth braces price will also depend on the type of brace and whether you are interested in buying teeth braces for adults or for children.
Adults especially can be concerned with more than just how much teeth braces cost however; in addition to the teeth braces price they may be very concerned about how they will look. No matter how much the teeth braces cost many opt to have invisible teeth braces to keep people they meet from knowing that they are wearing them. Clear teeth braces appeal to the appearance conscious wearer as unlike the regular metal versions invisible teeth braces are rarely detectable as being worn by someone you meet. And, there is always the option to remove them. With so much flexibility, one is never too old for braces.
Comfort and Care
Teeth braces are not uncomfortable to wear, but they do take a little getting used to especially after they have just been fitted or re-tightened. Wearers can feel the pressure exerted on their teeth, but because all of the nerves in your teeth are well protected and the gums are barely touched by the brace, there is no pain. Your dental hygiene routine will have to be slightly altered in order to accommodate the brace, and for those that are prescribed removable teeth braces, they will need to be removed and cleaned regularly to ensure that all traces of food are removed to avoid any bacteria forming.