Dental braces are devices applied to the teeth to align and straighten them for a better bite, look, and oral health. Tough, early application of braces is recommended, and it is becoming more common for adults to wear braces for better, straighter teeth. With the recent technology allowing braces to be semi-visible or invisible, more people are encouraged to wear them without worrying too much about the look of braces.
Depending on what is required, removable appliances are available, as well. Depending on the natural alignment of the teeth and jaws, the duration of treatment varies largely. It can take 6 months to a couple of years, and it usually requires the preparation for the mouth well before appliances are attached. During the treatment, multiple visits to a dentist is necessary to constantly monitor the progress, and make sure it is at its best, and to make sure the hygiene is kept throughout.
It is very important to take the time to keep your oral hygiene at its best while wearing braces, as they make it much harder to brush and floss. It is highly recommended to brush 3 times a day with fluoride toothpaste, with daily flossing. On top of regular care, daily use of mouthwash is an effective preventative care, especially during orthodontic treatment.
If you have any questions about the alignment of your teeth or jaws, please feel free to talk to us, as there are different solutions for everyone, and it is never too late to improve your smile.
Dental treatments carry risks. Before proceeding, you should seek an opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.