Various kinds of appliances, both removable and fixed, are used by dentists. These tools help in moving teeth, retraining muscles and affecting the growth of the jaws. These appliances function by placing gentle pressure on jaws and teeth. “We determine which orthodontic approach is likely to help most, on the basis of the problem’s severity,” says Dr Sumanth Shetty of Chisel Dental Clinic.
Here’s how some of the fixed and removable orthodontic tools work.
• Braces: Chisel Dental Clinic reviews suggest that braces are most commonly used fixed dental appliance. Braces consist of bands, brackets and/or wires. Brackets are bonded to the front, while bands are used as anchors and fixed around the teeth. Braces are typically adjusted monthly to achieve the desired result.
• Maintainers: A space maintainer is used if a baby loses tooth prematurely. It keeps the space open for the permanent tooth to grow.
• Aligners: Serial aligners are used as an alternative to classic braces. These are gaining popularity among orthodontists as they do not require metal brackets and wires. Aligners function the same way braces do. But aligners can be taken out for meals.
• Cheek and lip bumpers: Bumpers are designed to keep the cheeks and lips away from the teeth. They help relieve the pressure exerted on teeth by lips and cheeks.
• Removable retainers: These are worn on the roof of the mouth. The purpose of retainers is to avoid shifting of the teeth to their precursory positions. They can also help in preventing thumb sucking.
• Jaw repositioning tools: Also known as splints, these appliances are worn on lower or top jaw. They assist the jaw in closing in a favourable position. Splints are also used to treat temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ).
There’s not one dental problem that cannot be solved in today’s world. At an advanced dental care centre, like Chisel Dental Clinic, these treatments and including many other are available for everyone.