All About Braces
It may be common for people with crooked teeth to want to hide their smiles to avoid embarrassment. However, misaligned teeth can lead to further pain and health issues. Are you unsatisfied with your smile or concerned about potential oral health risks? Orthodontics is a form of specialized dentistry that can help straighten teeth and prevent future health complications. The most common form of orthodontic treatment is wearing braces.
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What are Braces?
Dental braces are a form of orthodontic treatment that help align and straighten teeth. They are customized to meet your needs and perfect for individuals worried about crooked, misaligned, or crowded teeth. Traditional braces are made from metal and include brackets and wires attached to the teeth. However, there are many different kinds, such as ceramic braces or clear aligners. Speak to an orthodontist to determine what will work best for you!
What are the Benefits?
For many wearing braces, the treatment’s most immediate benefit will be a picture-perfect smile. Beyond the increase in self-confidence gained from a new smile, there are many other benefits. For example:
- Improved brushing and flossing habits
- Fresher breath
- Improved digestion
- Decreased risk of tooth injury
- Stronger jaw bones
Who Can Wear Them?
There may be a common misconception that braces are only for children or teenagers. Most dentists will recommend people with misaligned teeth receive orthodontic treatment as soon as possible to prevent oral health issues in the future. However, this doesn’t mean that adults cannot wear braces! Modern orthodontic treatment is reliable for people of all ages.
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