Orthodontic appliances and bars are special orthodontic constructions that are used to correct the position of teeth and bite in both adults and children. Today, different methods are used for teeth alignment. It can be the correction using brackets or Invisalign aligners, though traditional bars and special orthodontic appliances are used. They can be recommended both for small patients and adults. Bars are effective if there are diastemas, irregular shape of the dentition or curvature of the teeth. The orthodontist chooses the most appropriate method individually after complex diagnostics.
Types of orthodontic bars for teeth
There are two main types of devices for teeth alignment: removable and fixed constructions. Removable devices are recommended in the period of development of the dental system. These devices can be one jaw or be fixed on both jars with different elements for teeth alignment.
To achieve the desired result, we recommend wearing bars and devices for about 2 years. If necessary, they are changed every half a year. The exact duration of treatment is determined by the orthodontist based on diagnostic data, the complexity of the defects and the patient’s characteristics.
Peculiarities of orthodontic bars for teeth
In Avanto clinics special devices for teeth alignment are made individually on the basis of cast model from the teeth and X-ray data. So they exactly repeat the relief of the gums and teeth that promotes quick adjustment. Only a few days are enough to get used to the bars. Before you begin to correct the bite, caries and other diseases are treated. It is very important to follow the doctor’s recommendations and came at the examination on time to monitor intermediate results.
Advantages of using orthodontic bars for teeth
If we compare bars for bite correction with other orthodontic constructions, they have the following advantages:
- They are quickly made on the basis of the cast model
- The bars correct serious bite disturbance during the growth of the child;
- There are no difficulties in daily oral hygiene;
- Reasonable price (2-3 times lower than the cost of brackets).