The most frequently asked questions from patients: braces
Looking to have orthodontic treatment? Here are some of the most common questions we are asked by patients here at Fresh.
Is there such a thing as being ‘too old’ for orthodontic treatment?
Did you know that 1 in 5 patients having orthodontic treatment is now an adult? Once upon a time, orthodontics was principally associated with younger patients and the limited treatment options was a big deterrent for adults who do not wish for their smile to change dramatically during the treatment period. Options like Invisalign are a removable option that offer an aesthetic solution and the flexibility that adults desire.
How long does treatment take?
Modern orthodontics offers patients the option of short-term treatments like Invisalign Express and Invisalign i7 offer patients the option of not having to commit to a comprehensive treatment lasting up to 36 months. Although these treatments cannot correct any fundamental orthodontic issues, if you have misaligned or crowded front teeth, these types of treatments can correct such issues.
Are there other discreet brace types offered by Fresh?
Cfast braces employ gentle force to align patients’ teeth and have a highly-aesthetic design that incorporates tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets. Affordable and fast-acting, Cfast braces are a great option for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic complications who do not wish for their smile to change dramatically during treatment.
How do I clean my teeth when undergoing orthodontic treatment?
This depends on the course of treatment you have chosen. Removable treatments such as Invisalign allow patients a 2 hour window each day in which to remove their to brush, floss and eat. Removable treatments make maintaining good oral hygiene much easier than when patients are undergoing treatment via fixed braces; the brace hardware can make it difficult to clean your teeth, as it becomes difficult to weave in and out of the small spaces created by the brackets and archwires. Interdental brushes can help you clean your teeth when you have fixed brace types as they have the capacity to reach between the small spaces of your brace and effectively remove food particles.
Is orthodontic treatment painful?
The modern treatments of today incorporate techniques that gently move your teeth thus causing minimal discomfort. Any pain associated with orthodontic treatment can usually be eradicated with over-the-counter painkillers.
If you would like to know more about your orthodontic treatment options at Fresh, please do not hesitate to contact us.