If you have ever had to have a tooth pulled for any reason, you already know why so many orthodontic patients are keen to avoid this experience in their treatment! In fact, this is one of the first questions many nervous new orthodontic patients have. “Will I have to have any teeth pulled?” The moment they ask this question, it is easy to see they are hoping to hear a resounding, “No!” In this article, let’s take a closer look at the alternatives to having teeth removed. Let’s get cracking.
If you don’t want traditional metal braces, what are the other options? Today’s teeth straightening technology has come a long way from the early days when a swig of spirits and a pair of pliers pretty much summed up your options. In this post, we’ll show you what you can get from an orthodontist in this modern world apart from metal braces. Let’s get cracking.
While braces are a fantastic solution for yourself or your children when suffering from misaligned teeth, it’s actually possible for your teeth to shift slightly even after wearing an orthodontic appliance, especially if you don’t start to use a retainer immediately. If you’ve neglected to wear a retainer right after the brackets are taken off, you’ll want to research your options before your teeth have moved too much. Below is some useful information about how a retainer can help with a slight shift of your teeth. In this post, we’re going to show you what retainers do and why you must keep wearing them. Let’s get started.
Should I get braces before my wedding? Weddings often bring to light things that a person has always wanted to change, and you may suddenly find yourself worrying about the appearance of your smile. While you have likely gotten used to your crooked or misaligned teeth over the years, the realization that your smile will be immortalized for posterity in your wedding album may leave you dealing with some serious fears. In this post, we’re going to tell you super things to consider on the lead-up to your wedding day. Let’s dive right in.
What constitutes the individual parts of braces? Getting braces is more exciting than it ever has been before. Not only can you get to do things such as choose the colors of the bands that you wear, but you may also have the chance to pick from several different types of appliances. While there is more than one way to straighten teeth, braces are still the go-to method in the field of orthodontics. They are the ideal choice because the different components can all be altered in various ways to do things such as pull teeth closer together or apart while also aligning the top and bottom jaws.
Play instruments with braces. Young patients have many questions when beginning a course of orthodontic treatment. One of the most frequently asked questions is about playing musical instruments during the treatment period. Is it even possible? Are some instruments more difficult to play during treatment than others? Will playing a musical instrument cause any problems with the outcome of orthodontic treatment itself? This blog post addresses these concerns to put parents’ and patients’ minds at ease.
Do I Need Braces Really? If you’re wondering if you need braces, know that you’re not alone. It’s a question many ask for themselves and their children. While there are clear and obvious cases where braces are an absolute necessity, most people have more subtle, simple dental issues that lead them to wonder if an orthodontist visit is the best move.
Can you still get braces if you have fillings? When you visit an orthodontist, this professional is concerned with straightening your teeth. They don’t perform standard dental procedures so your first visit to an orthodontic office could be when you’re an adult. If you’re concerned about your dental work interfering with the braces, learn a little bit more about the oral cavity. In short, it’s possible to straighten your teeth with fillings already in your mouth.
How often should I brush teeth with braces? As orthodontists, we can use different types of braces and appliances to give you a straight, perfectly aligned smile. The work of keeping your teeth sparkling white, however, it up to up. Caring for your teeth while wearing orthodontic appliances may take a little extra effort, but the results will be worth it when your braces finally come off.
The dangers of DIY braces. Social media is creating a disturbing new trend in home dental care, do-it-yourself braces. DIY braces are tricks and techniques that bloggers use to straighten out their teeth at home. The problem is that these methods are unsafe and can even lead to tooth loss.
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