Orthodontics generally takes 2-3 years to complete. During this long process, I am worried that there will be any accidents that will make the orthodontic effect less than expected. So, what should you do if something unexpected happens during the correction?
Let’s first take a look at what kind of unexpected situations will occur during the correction process:
1. Root resorption
In the process of orthodontic treatment, many people will have mild root resorption, but most of them will not affect the firmness of the teeth. However, if it is moderate or severe root resorption, it will cause the teeth to loosen, seriously affect the chewing function, and even cause the teeth to fall out.
There are two reasons for root resorption: periodontal problems and the strength of orthodontics, that is, whether you have maintained good oral hygiene during the correction period, and whether your orthodontist is professional or not.
In addition, the probability of root resorption is also related to the choice of braces. Generally speaking, the incidence of root resorption: traditional brackets > self-locking fixed brackets > invisible brackets without brackets, just inversely proportional to their prices.
2. Temporomandibular joint disorder
Some people may experience snapping, pain, and the inability to open their mouths in the joint area during the process of wearing braces. In fact, this is a symptom of temporomandibular joint disorder.
The temporomandibular joint is the only pair of joints in the maxillofacial region. It is involved in speaking, chewing, and swallowing. Its movements include rotation, sliding, and left-right linkage, which makes it a great loss.
Trauma, bad oral habits, mental stress, etc. may all cause temporomandibular joint disorders, which are not necessarily related to orthodontic treatment.
3. Occlusion of teeth
Orthodontics is not only about aligning the teeth, but also the process of adjusting the occlusion. If the occlusal contact is not adjusted well, even if the teeth are superficially aligned, it will still fail, and this is related to the skill of your orthodontist.
There are many pitfalls on the road to orthodontics, and you still need to find a reliable team of orthodontists to be guaranteed!