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When do you get power chains for braces?

Are you curious about when you’ll receive power chains braces for your braces? If so, then you’re definitely not alone! These braces accessories are essential to wearing braces, but they aren’t always provided immediately after having them put on. This article will break down the details of how and when you’ll get power chains, as well as provide tips to ensure proper use once you do get them.


How are power chains used?

Wearing power chains with your braces can make getting around easier and less stressful on your teeth. The added bit of bulk allows children and adults alike to be more comfortable when they’re eating hard foods, such as ice cream or hard candy. Power chains are usually worn with upper metal brackets (also called C-shaped brackets). Because they add bulk, power chains should be used only under adult supervision; children should never wear them without a parent or orthodontist around. Make sure that you keep power chain sizing consistent; if one side is longer than another, it could throw off your alignment. A power chain that’s too tight can also break brackets because it puts too much pressure on them. In short: Your orthodontist knows best!


Can I start using them with Invisalign?

There are a few key differences between power chains and traditional metal braces. Power chains, like Invisalign aligners, are nearly invisible, whereas metal braces require daily brushing and flossing. Additionally, while people typically wear metal braces full-time during treatment, they can choose to remove their power chain devices when not eating or sleeping; it’s also common to wear them full-time until a certain milestone is reached (such as being able to sleep comfortably). Both products achieve similar results; your dentist will help decide which option is best based on your bite position, age and lifestyle.


Power Chains vs. Braces

As with many things in life, power chains and braces come with both benefits and drawbacks. Power chains, for example, are a viable option if your orthodontist prescribes them. However, power chains are often seen as no substitute for proper brace wearing technique. If you’re not careful when you wear your power chain or have loose brackets and wires, it can put pressure on gums that then compromise your overall orthodontic treatment. Plus, while they can be uncomfortable to put on sometimes (especially if they aren’t fitting right), misused power chains can make it even more uncomfortable to wear your brace as prescribed. Of course, one of the biggest benefits of power chains is that they’re easy to remove!


Can they be removed when I smile?

So, there’s two options when it comes to aligning your teeth: Invisalign + power chains and braces. Both are equally as effective, but there are some pros and cons to both of them. Some patients swear by Invisalign with power chains braces because they like that their aligners come off during meals (so food doesn’t get stuck), whereas patients who choose traditional braces don’t have to worry about aligners getting food stuck in them since their aligners stay on 24/7 throughout treatment. The only difference between traditional braces and Invisalign with power chains is that Invisalign needs to be removed at mealtimes while traditional metal or ceramic brackets require a lot more maintenance like tooth polishing or power chain tightening.


Are they compatible with retainers?

When it comes to power chains, are they compatible with retainers? There’s a lot of questions about power chains and whether or not they should be worn when using a retainer. The simple answer is yes; if your orthodontist clears you to wear them, then you can wear them at any time. They can be used in conjunction with a retainer as long as your orthodontist approves—in fact, many patients who have been using retainers for some time find that wearing their retainers causes discomfort due to an imbalance of pressure points on their teeth, so many will choose to simply swap out their retainer and begin wearing power chains instead.


So Which Is Better — Braces or Invisalign + Power Chains??

Invisalign + power chains are very effective at shifting teeth quickly in a way that’s more efficient than braces color wheel. When it comes to changing bite and jaw position, Invisalign + power chains work best. That said, if your main goal is to straighten out teeth, braces probably offer better results over time because they hold teeth in place even after you take them off. If speed is your main concern and/or appearance isn’t an issue, Invisalign + power chains should be your go-to choice. But if money matters or aesthetics are important, talk with your orthodontist about which option might be right for you!