Today, from the small aged kids to adults often prefer wearing the braces in order to repair and realign their teeth and gum. When the people are considering the braces, they are really very helpful dental device to correct the alignment of the teeth better to have cute and confident smile.
Need for spacers before dental braces:
The spacers for braces are usually required before placing the molar bands of the brace device.
As the back teeth of the humans are very closer together, it is highly necessary to make a slight space between your back teeth in order to easily incorporate the molar band between the molars while fitting the band.
By placing the spacers or separators for braces between each back tooth, the orthodontist can easily and comfortably fit the molar bands for the instant dental treatment.
While wearing separators, they might feel funny and uncomfortable at the beginning. Sometimes, the patients with the dental problems will experience some sensitivity and tenderness in the area where the spacers are actually placed.
But all these indications are the good signs and proper working of the separators which are doing their job in the right manner.
The irritation and tenderness will last only a few days and then you will surely back to the normal life within the 4 to 5 days.
Once the spacers have created the enough space between your back teeth in order to incorporate the bands, the orthodontists will remove the spacers and install the braces bands for correcting the alignment of your teeth.
Don’t try to remove the separators by yourself because the orthodontist or specialized dentist will only know how to carefully and methodically remove the separators or spacers to incorporate the braces.
Other things about separators:
- The patients who have the spacers in the back teeth can easily brush your teeth using the toothbrush. But it is highly advised that don’t floss between the teeth which have spacers.
- You can eat normally with the separators but it is recommended avoiding eating sticky foods and chewing gum because the separators will cause some problems with these habits.
- Some of the orthodontists are suggesting the patients to wear the spacers for braces for the longer time to make the ample space for the installation of your molar bands in order to get the greater comfort. In most of the conditions the dentists will not prescribe wearing separators, not more than one week.
- Most of the people may afraid that whether separators or spacers for braces will create more discomfort and pain.
But you will experience slight pain and discomfort for the first 2 days and then your teeth will start creating space at the back and you will not feel discomfort with the spacers.