Orthodontic treatment is a wise decision in the life of anyone who wishes to improve their mastication, achieving a more balanced diet, thanks to better digestion of food, and a personal aesthetic that will make them more attractive to themselves and to others.
Thus, before starting, many patients in the city of Murcia they ask themselves numerous questions about the sensations they will experience, the possible situations they may face, how many check-ups they will have... which must be answered before starting treatment by a experienced orthodontist and with in-depth knowledge of the system to be used.
In this blog post we will address one of them: in which position are brackets placed on the teeth?
And the answer is that depending on the type of malocclusion or problem each patient has, the orthodontist will decide to use one technique or another, which will determine the final position of the tooth.
In any case, in general terms, it is true that brackets are usually placed at a predefined distance in each technique, with respect to the edge of each tooth, so that a harmonious, aesthetic and, above all, functional final distribution is achieved, so that the patient can chew correctly.
Thus, the 'taller' teeth, i.e. the canines or 'fangs' and the incisors or 'paddles', will be higher than other 'lower' teeth, such as the premolars or molars (which are wider than they are tall).
For this, the orthodontist will use height measuring 'stars', as well as being able to use brackets with 'positioners' that allow them to have a reference of how far from the bracket slot (where the 'arch' or 'wire' will pass) to the chewing edge.
In addition to this, innovative 'jig' systems allow the practitioner to have a better reference of the tooth axis, so that the alignment is always in the desired direction, to shorten treatment times and achieve efficient treatment.
Therefore, we must remember that the position of the bracket is important, as it will be definitive for the treatment to run as smoothly as possible, so we must go to an expert orthodontist to obtain reliable and predictable results in our smile.