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The average time of wearing braces — 1.5 years, but can be as long as 2-2.5.
There is an opinion that young people under 18 years of age are treated faster, which is partly true – the restructuring of the dento-mandibular system at this age is more active. However, it should be taken into account that there are also individual factors – the shape and size of the tooth roots, bone density, metabolic rate and other factors that have a much greater impact on the speed of tooth movement than age.
The first few days after braces are fitted, your mouth adapts to the new structure. Sometimes it can be painful. Orthodontic wax — is a plastic colorless mass based on beeswax or paraffin wax, which is used to
At first glance, it seems perfectly logical to put braces only on 1 jaw, if, for example, you are concerned about uneven teeth on the upper jaw. But in the practice of orthodontists, placing braces on only one jaw – it is rather a rare exception.
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