Bracing can be an effective way to prevent the wear and tear of glasses or contact lenses. Braces can lower your risk of both. WhenBraces are prescribed for patients with moderate to severe hypermobile joints, such as those with gait disorders, they can help prevent further pain by holding the joints in place.
If you need thicker braces for comparison purposes, you still need them. If you needed thinner braces at one time, you’d want them again. The key is determining when your needs have changed enough for a different denture solution to be necessary.
This article will talk about how to know if you need thicker or thinner brackets or curves on a bracketed tooth or curve. It will also tell you what signs and symptoms to look for to know if something is wrong.
Did you not get braces initially?
About half of people who get braces eventually decide that they do not need them and they are glad they went through the process. This happens because people see the results on their face and feel validated by the decision to get braces.
It is harder to make the decision to no longer need braces when you see the results, but it is definitely possible. Luckily, no one has to experience this. You know if you need braces if you smile more frequently or even cry when your brother breaks your new set of orthodics this time!
If you do need braces, then here are some basic points to know about:
· Know when you need them! You cannot know if you do not have braces or not until your pulling on a pair and then suddenly you do. If you have been wearing regular shoes since your last orthodics break-in period, then chances are good that you do not need new orthodics! Make sure to inform your doctor of these changes in behavior.
Did you get braces initially?
If you had orthodontic surgery earlier, you may be able to continue wearing your current braces. Many times, the cermet is slightly thinner during the healing process. This makes it easier for your body to adjust to the new shape of your teeth and gum.
If you had braces initially, your orthodontist may be able to switch you back to those. Some brands of ceramic-plastic braces have what is called a flatter top that does not change in height as the child grows.
This type of plastic brace can be difficult to place and remove because of its shape. However, if your child needs new braces, then this type of plastic braces can be switched out for a wood-plastic type brace.
Another way to know if you need new orthodontics is by what worked and what did not.
What are the symptoms of needing braces again?
When you’re in the early stages of braces removal, you may have some symptoms that indicate you still need them. These include headaches, fatigue, irritability, and feeling worried about how your teeth are hurting.
These symptoms are common during the early stage of braces removal. It is important to recognize them so you seek medical attention if any of them occur.
Fortunately, these symptoms can be prevented by knowing what signs to look for when you need braces again.
For example, ifyou feel tired after orthodontic treatments or when wearing normal-size shirts for the first time, then you might need new braces. You should get your old braces checked before getting new ones.
You should also watch for changes in your speech and eating habits while wearing new braces. If you notice changes in either of these areas, then you should contact your orthodontist immediately to check on their treatment and see whether they needed to add more time to finish removing the current set of teeth.
Ask your dentist
Before you get a crown or another permanent restoration, ask your dentist if you need more bracing on your teeth.
Braces can be straight or crooked, solid or removable and straight or deviating. Braces that are stacked on top of each other or separated by spaces must be adjusted every few weeks to stay in place.
With removable braces, the space can be adjusted at the same time as the brace. With traditional fixed braces, you must have the correct set of teeth to removably set in before any work can happen.
Any restoration can be quick and easy with a good smile and some foreplay, but don’t take any risk unless your dentist says so.
Have a consultation
If you have a very clear need for braces, your parent or caretaker should have a consultation with the dentist. This allows the dentist to determine if there are other problems with your mouth, and if there are, it may be better for him or her to recommend braces.
During this consultation, the dentist asks questions about how you use your mouth, what you like and disliked about previous braces, and what he or she can do to help.
This helps determine whether the problem is in your teeth or gum, whether it is necessary bracing, how much needed bracing is, and whether another type of treatment might be necessary.
At the meeting, the parents or guardian of the child can ask any questions they may have. People should feel comfortable asking all of them because this helps find an appropriate solution for their child.
Compare your teeth to before
When you need braces again, the first step in determining whether you need new braces or not is to compare your current teeth to your old ones. You can do this by looking at both sides of your teeth, or just one side.
Both the inside and outside of your teeth should be visible. If there are hidden parts of your teeth such as a pocket of space between two other adjoining teeth, then it is more likely that you do not need new braces.
It is also important to look for any wear and/or tear on your existing braces. Any noticeable gaps should be filled up instantly!
How long you have had problems with noticing changes in your smile should also be taken into account. People with sensitivity to wear and/or DCP-1-related symptoms may find that they do not notice changes in their smile until they have been wearing their brace for a longer time.
Were your teeth loose after getting braces?
About one third of people who get braces end up having their teeth re-aligned after the braces are in. This is usually when you reach your whitewater swimming or jawbone breaking time and want to test your new braces to make sure you like them!
Most dentists will not re-align your teeth if they were loose before the braces. If your teeth were slightly out of place or even slightly crooked, this would not matter too much.
Re-aligning the teeth can be done by either using a set of precision tools that look like regular old dental tools, or by using modern technology. Using modern technology, the bite is checked and adjusted to match what was lost in remodeling the mouth after the braces were in.
Braces are not a permanent fix
Braces will not prevent dentists from drilling and re-drilling your teeth during a restoration. They do not affect the way your teeth move and communicate with each other during eating, talking, and playing.
This is why so many people need braces again after a first restoration. Many people find that their new normal teeth are not as healthy or function as desirable as their previous ones. This is what happened to me after my first set of brackets were removed.
I had to have new brackets put in because my old ones were falling out! After two years of wearing them, one of the brackets started coming out by itself. I had it checked and it was a good sign that it was working its magic on my teeth and bones to prevent further deterioration!
Bridges are another option if you need more space between your old permanent teeth and the new ones.