Sometimes elastic bands or springs are attached to the archwire to boost the directional push. Gold brackets and wires are also available. But it seems that, in two weeks, those dreams are going to be crushed. Crowded or overlapping teeth can be difficult to clean, making tooth decay and gum disease more likely. Braces are the most commonly used orthodontic appliance. While the time it takes to straighten teeth varies from person to person, on average, treatment lasts about two years.
If you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, you may also need to see a periodontist as well as your general dentist and orthodontist to ensure that the treatment is not complicated by bone loss resulting from gum disease.
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Eventually, this force causes a portion of the bone next to the root to dissolve, allowing the tooth to move in the direction it is being pushed. I know that phrasing it like that sounds cheesy or whatever, but it's true. When a tooth is subjected to pressure from one side, its root presses against the underlying alveolar bone. That's why your body, emotions and mind are in conflict. Questions may be sent directly to Atoosa Rubenstein at: Deseret News Church News Subscribe.