Common Problems with Metal Braces

2021-04-15T20:33:59+00:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Orthodontics|Tags: , , , , |

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, more than four million Americans wear braces. People have been wearing the metal dental braces we know today for over a century ago. They still remain popular even with the current alternatives, which include Invisalign. People who wear braces may experience discomfort in their mouth including when the braces break or become loose. However, most of the problems have home remedies for relief while others might need the attention of your family dentist.  Below, we look at common problems people with metal dental braces face and how best to fix them. Soreness After getting metal braces, you may experience soreness for a few [...]

7 Easy Ways to Reduce Braces Pain

2020-12-12T08:22:34+00:00December 12th, 2020|Categories: Orthodontics, Tips|Tags: , , |

If your child has visibly crooked teeth or they are frequently biting their tongue due to misaligned teeth, then it’s high time you considered getting them dental braces from your local orthodontist. These dental devices can help restore your child’s beautiful smile by aligning and straightening crooked teeth back to their rightful position. They are designed to fix bad bites and improve overall dental health. Nevertheless, wearing braces is not the most comfortable experience. Your orthodontist may have to adjust, tighten, bend, or even replace the metal wires to ensure that the teeth are aligning toward the correct target positions.  With added pressure on the gums and teeth, your child [...]

Are Braces Worth the Cost?

2019-04-12T23:34:25+00:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Orthodontics|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When it comes to braces, are they worth it? If you're wondering whether you or your child might benefit from getting braces, the answer is absolutely. While it's easy to see braces as a pursuit of the aesthetic, the truth is that they benefit individuals more in the health arena, and having a nice smile is a great bonus. You may be wondering about the cost of braces as well. This is natural to consider. It's worth the cost because the benefits to health, confidence, smile and alignment are priceless. Some see braces as cosmetic, but they're more practical than anything else. Braces provide health benefits for kids and for [...]

Why Flossing Is Important When You’re Wearing Braces

2019-03-13T05:32:30+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Braces are a great way to align a smile and make it more beautiful and healthy than it was before. They are a practical option when it comes to such things as correcting overbites, underbites, jaw position, crooked/crowded teeth, and more. While braces provide all of these benefits, it also has drawbacks. If you've ever had braces then you know that brushing and particularly flossing with braces can be a challenge. The difficulty may even discourage you or make you frustrated because caring for your gums and teeth is more complex and demands more than ever before. While brushing and flossing can take more effort and time when you have [...]