Power chain braces are a relatively new trend that many orthodontists and dental professionals are beginning to use to help patients with snoring and sleep apnea breathe easier. Whether you’re currently snoring or struggling with sleep apnea, you may be surprised at how simple these chains can make your life. But how do power chain braces work? And how can they improve your health and quality of life?
How do they differ from regular braces?
Power chain braces are a great option for both children and adults. They do not require you to remove them every night like traditional metal braces, meaning that they can have more continuous usage. In addition, they are lighter than regular braces, making them more comfortable in general. Like most modern options for orthodontic treatment, power chain braces are made of plastic and ceramic materials, making them less susceptible to chipping or breaking as well as being able to withstand different temperatures (such as hot coffee!) without harming their integrity.
How much do they cost?
Power chain braces aren’t cheap. Expect to pay about $1,000-2,000 for a new set of power chain braces. There are cheaper options on eBay that I wouldn’t recommend; getting a good set is worth it for your teeth and your overall oral health. The vast majority of dental offices don’t carry power chain braces because they are newer technology (although more are adopting them). If you can’t get an appointment with one of these practices (or if you don’t want to), some orthodontists will sell the power chains separately on their websites. However, most independent dental practices won’t do so because there’s no guarantee that you’ll use their services as well.
Where are they available?
Power chain braces aren’t as common as other types of braces. This makes them a bit more difficult to find, but most orthodontists have experience working with power chains and can be great resources for helping you understand how power chain braces work. If you don’t know any orthodontists, ask your dentist to make some recommendations; most dentists should be familiar with their local orthodontists or at least know who they are. Remember that it is important to have an open line of communication with your dentist about all available treatment options so you can make informed decisions about what’s best for your teeth and smile!
What are the benefits?
The health benefits of power chain braces are varied. The primary benefit of wearing these powerful devices is a potential increase in stability. That, coupled with pain relief and prevention, can keep you healthier longer and even boost your ability to improve muscle tone. Working out will feel easier, your mood will improve and you’ll be able to go about life without worrying about future or existing injuries.
What is a typical course of treatment like?
The typical course of treatment is always different. This is because everyone’s needs are different. However, there are a few things that need to be determined before we decide on what your plan of action will be. What kind of health problems do you have? Are you an adult, teen or child and how long has it been since your last check-up? What type of health concerns do you have and what symptoms are they causing? How often do you exercise and is it on a regular basis? When can you come in for x-rays and how long does it take for treatment to start once we determine your x-rays were taken correctly? With so many factors at play, finding out what our plan of action will be can sometimes seem like an ordeal all its own.
Risks and Contraindications
While many people see power chain braces as a risk-free way to fix and straighten their teeth, there are risks involved in wearing them. First and foremost, power chains are not for everyone: only those with tooth misalignment issues should wear them. This means that people who have perfectly aligned teeth or otherwise healthy mouths don’t need to consider using power chain braces. Additionally, many dentists don’t recommend using power chains braces for more than a few weeks at a time; doing so can put undue strain on your teeth that can lead to permanent damage. If you have any further questions about whether you should use power chains braces, contact your dentist before making any decisions.
Dental Power Chains are great for a lot of reasons. Not only do they help protect teeth and alleviate pressure, but you also never have to take them off! If you want to make sure that your teeth don’t shift back into their old alignment, then you need power chain braces. For more information on dental power chains, call (123) 456-7890.