How Braces are fitted and How they work

Science shows us that we are more likely to accept changes and make certain decisions when we understand the working process behind something. As children and adults, getting braces could be a terrifying thought as we are often left worrying about the social implications of this procedure. How we look and feel and how we will fit in are the main reasons why people say no to braces.

This video is aimed at showing patients how braces are fitted and how they work, why? Getting your teeth straight can have serious medical benefits and more often than you think the wear time is not as long.

Of course, it might be uncomfortable for a while and it will take some getting used to, but apart from the reward of a beautiful smile, check out the other benefits:

  • Gives you healthier gums – When teeth are too widely spaced or crowded, they often become inflamed and red.
  • Makes teeth easier to clean – Crowded teeth are much more difficult to floss, which can lead to plaque buildup and eventually tooth decay.
  • Prevents abnormal tooth wear – Crowded bottom teeth often cause one or more teeth to jut out, which rub against the upper teeth.
  • Decreases your risk of tooth injury – Crowded, protruding upper teeth are more likely to be broken in the event of an accident.
  • Decreases headaches or neck pain – Crooked teeth place excessive stress on the gums and the bone that supports the teeth.
  • Improves overall health – The tooth decay and gum disease associated with crooked teeth are caused by decay. Left untreated, this bacteria can lead to mouth sores, bleeding gums and possible tooth loss.

Perhaps you are toying with the idea on getting braces, have a look at the video and contact Corne Smith Dentistry to brace up your face. Visit the Cape Town Claremont dental practice and have a look at the funky colours they have to choose from.


To view a youtube video about braces, please watch the video below: