There are a number of ways that an orthodontist can improve your teeth. You will definitely have an appointment with one if you plan to have braces on your teeth. If you want to put braces on, you should know how the procedures go so that when the orthodontist starts the procedure, you will already aware be of the tools he will use and the steps he will perform.
· What are orthodontic bands?
They are silver-colored metal rings that are wrapped around the teeth so that braces can be easily attached. When your braces are put on, this is usually placed at the rear part of the mouth. These come in different sizes or, sometimes, needed to be reshaped other dental instruments. Orthodontic bands are cemented for a short time on your molars or, in some cases, in your semi molars. This has removable elastics that stabilize your jaw, especially in every bite.
· When are orthodontic bands placed and how long?
It is usually placed before the dentist starts placing your braces. It depends on your orthodontist when to remove your orthodontic bands. They will decide if you still need the help of orthodontic bands to correct you bite alignment. Treatments can be longer than you expected, but it can be done in just a matter of time as well.
· How are orthodontic bands placed?
Before the orthodontist puts the bands, they need to first put on separators in between your teeth to create some space, and the separator is placed there for a week then the band comes in. When the orthodontist places the separator, they use some kind of floss and force it into the teeth gap. After the separators have been placed for quite some time, the orthodontist can now freely put on the orthodontist band. After that, he proceeds to the procedure of putting on your braces.
Knowing what orthodontic bands and the procedures before putting on braces are important. This way, you can ask to your orthodontist matters that you don’t understand about your bands. And if something bad happens to your bands, you can consult your orthodontist immediately.