Nowadays, braces aren’t just a dental treatment used to align teeth, but also a fashion statement! At Snö Dental, adults as well as children, choose to use coloured braces making their experience more fun and exciting!
Braces consist of small metal brackets that are affixed to your teeth for the duration of your treatment. A small wire is used to move these brackets, which is held in place by tiny elastic bands called as modules.
Coloured or not, there are two types of orthodontic elastics, each with its specific function. In order to keep the archwire in place, tiny elastic bands are inserted on each of the metal brackets. ‘Modules’ or ‘o-rings’ are other terms that may be used by your Snö Dental Orthodontist. Because the wire is so critical in controlling how your teeth move, those elastics perform a crucial role, they are also adjusted throughout the process to move your teeth to the desired position.
To aid in alignment, another type of rubber bands may be used – larger rubber bands – which are put between the upper and lower jaws. They are attached to the brace through specific hooks.
These bands are available in a variety of vibrant colours, ranging from neutral shades to more colourful statement ones! You can also combine two distinct colours to create a unique design with maximum effect and show off your perfect braces.
Every 4 to 6 weeks, you will need to go in to adjust your braces. This is where your elastic bands are changed, giving you the opportunity to change colours once again! Choose your colours wisely, lighter elastics may stain, while green and red elastic bands may often be mistaken for bits of food stuck in your braces.
Whatever colour you choose, make sure to maintain excellent dental hygiene to keep your teeth, braces, and elastics clean. Avoid sticky foods and continue to brush twice daily and, of course, floss. Use a soft bristles brush that will help reach deep between teeth and along the gumline in an effective manner that won’t hurt your gums or damage your braces and elastics. When you take care of your teeth, your elastics will stay clean and vibrant until it’s time to replace them at your next orthodontic appointment.
Get creative, have fun with it, and don’t let your braces get in the way of showing off your smile!
The Snö team is happy to assist with all your questions. To inquire about coloured braces in Abu Dhabi, contact Snö Dental Clinics in Abu Dhabi on 800-DENTIST.