If you have ever had braces, or have a child with braces, you’ve probably heard of power chains. They are used to help straighten teeth faster and to make them more comfortable for those wearing them. If your child is complaining about her braces, it might be because she’s uncomfortable in some way. If so, there may be a simple solution: power chains. Let’s learn more about what they are and why they work so well!
What Do Power Chain Braces Do?
A power chain is a flexible elastic band that holds your braces apart so you don’t have to. It’s not a permanent device; it doesn’t require any drilling, plastering or orthodontic work. As soon as you remove your braces, it goes away. If you want your teeth to end up in a particular place (but still be loose) during the early stages of orthodontic treatment, and you can tolerate minor discomfort while wearing them, power chains are a great option. Whether they help at all depends on how much space is between each tooth when everything else is being straightened out.
Types Of Power Chains For Braces
Many teens need braces as a way to fix their teeth and straighten their bite. While these are a great option, they require that you wear your rubber bands or retainers every night (and sometimes during school). However, these rubber bands can get hard to handle after hours of wear. Fortunately, there is another option: power chains for braces. These are less expensive than power chains for retainers and come in a variety of colors and styles (you can even have them custom made!). Here’s everything you need to know about power chains for braces.
What Is Double Power Chain Braces?
A power chain is a unique type of retainer that serves two main purposes. First, it can help you get your teeth closer together in order to successfully use braces. Second, it keeps your teeth from shifting after you have taken out your braces. While a power chain can be a little uncomfortable for some people to wear at first, if used correctly, it will help you achieve an even straighter smile. When deciding if a power chain is right for you, be sure to consult with your orthodontist!
How To Choose The Best Power Chain Colors For Your Braces?
When choosing power chains, you need to consider more than just color and length. Many patients choose to get their braces professionally aligned to ensure they don’t over-tighten any of their brackets or wires. If you choose a colored power chain that doesn’t match with your other brace colors, it can throw off your professional alignment. Instead, stick with white or clear power chains for braces and consider coordinating brace colors around those. This way you won’t have mismatched wire colors and it will be easier for your orthodontist to make sure everything is lined up properly during your checkups!
What Power Chain Color Should I Get?
Power chains are available in a variety of colors. If you wear braces, there’s no rule that says you have to get colored chains. Still, many people choose color-coded chains so they can tell what type of adjustments they have at a glance (e.g., blue for laxative only, red for tighten brackets and power chain only, etc.). In short, it doesn’t matter which color you get; just be sure to ask your orthodontist what kind he or she recommends before making your selection.
When Should You Get Black Power Chain Braces?
Black power chain braces have been around for decades and have been used to improve teeth alignment, chewing function, facial contour, and overall oral health. While you may have seen these chains in your orthodontist’s office or read about them online before, do you really know what they are and how they can benefit you? Keep reading to learn more about why these devices might be right for you.
What To Do If Your Braces Power Chain Breaks?
If your braces power chain breaks, there are a few things you can do to help repair it. Of course, if it is one of those power chains that breaks easily, then you may just want to take them off and throw them away. These rubber-like pieces tend to break when they get worn out, but occasionally they can still be fixed with a little time and effort. How to Fix Broken Braces Power Chain With Pliers: You’ll need some pliers (ideally wire cutters) to fix a broken braces power chain.