In modern discourse, it seems that there are a great many people who have some level of fear about going to the dentist. This fear is often particularly present when people have an issue with their teeth and are then recommended (usually by friends or family) to consult with a dentist to solve this issue. There are a few different places that this fear can come from. Often, people may feel that they had a bad or unnerving situation at their dentists during childhood. Other people will get unfavorable impressions about what to expect from a dentist from films and sensationalist media.
Of course, nowadays the vast majority of dentists will always do what they can to put a patient at ease and will try to administer their dental treatments with minimal discomfort, but despite this, many people’s fears still persist. One of the major downsides to having this fear is that it can prevent people from getting or even finding out about some interesting and attractive dental treatment options which could really help them. An example of such a treatment is bracing in Windsor. This term actually refers to a number of different treatments that are designed to comfortably and effectively give a patient straighter – and therefore healthier teeth.
However, they are all treatments with an explicit focus on improving your oral health, regardless of their different methods. Because of this it is important and can be useful to learn about these treatments in case they may benefit your health. That way, you can have the options of teeth straightening available to you even if you previously have had some worries about going to the dentist.
Examples of treatment
Wires and brackets are some of the most common examples discussed when talking about teeth straightening treatments. Wires and brackets work by applying a gentle level of pressure to teeth while they are being worn which causes teeth to shift over time. Nowadays, this method of treatment is considerably more quick and comfortable than it was in the past. During the course of this treatment, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene practices and have regular check-up visits to your dentist to make sure that your treatment progresses as intended.
As an alternative to having fixed wires and brackets fitted, it is also possible to achieve straighter teeth by wearing a removable appliance. As the name implies, a removable appliance has the advantage of being able to be taken out and cleaned whenever the wearer wants. However it is recommended to keep them in while eating, and to therefore avoid hard sticky foods like toffee to avoid damaging the appliance.
A popular example of a removable appliance is Invisalign. Invisalign is a treatment that gives it is patient a clear, bespoke set of aligners to be worn one after the other, thus resulting in teeth being shifted over time. They are made to comfortably fit any individual patient’s teeth by being made with the assistance of 3D computing models. For Invisalign, it is actually recommended to remove the appliance while eating. In general, this treatment lasts around 18 – 24 months.