Everything You Need To Know About Braces and Orthodontics

Understanding the process of getting braces, and orthodontics in general does not need to send you into a tailspin. Here, you will find everything you need to know about braces and orthodontics, from why you may need braces to how to fix a broken bracket.


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The first step in the process of getting braces is finding out if you truly need braces. Understanding why your child, loved one, or even you yourself might need braces can be complex and varies with each individual. Learn about who may need braces and the potential benefits of braces, which go beyond just having straight teeth.



Long before you actually get your braces put onto your teeth, your orthodontist will obtain orthodontic records from you. Orthodontic records contain information on your past dental history, and they work to help your orthodontist plan your treatment, from where each bracket needs to be placed to predicting what your teeth will look like when your treatment has been completed.


Can Adults Wear Braces?

Although braces are often applied during childhood, braces aren't just for kids. Braces are actually for anyone interested in improving their teeth.

Adult orthodontic treatment is becoming a very popular form of cosmetic dentistry, as many people wish to preserve their natural enamel rather than have veneers or crowns implanted to improve their smile. Is orthodontic treatment the right option for you?


Flossing your teeth is hard enough, but for someone with braces the task of flossing daily becomes even more difficult. The braces tend to get in the way of the floss, which makes it difficult to reach certain spots. 



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Do you know what you can and can't eat with braces? While having braces makes the consumption of certain foods difficult, having braces doesn't mean that you will be living on pureed, bland foods throughout the course of your treatment. Knowing what foods you can and can't eat with your braces will help you achieve the optimum results after your orthodontic treatment has been completed.



Dealing with loose braces may be handled in a variety of ways, depending on the situation at hand. If your braces have become loose, you need not worry, because dealing with a loose bracket is easier than you might think. It is always a good idea to immediately inform your orthodontist if a brace becomes loose, or if you are having any other issues related to your braces. 


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