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Do I need braces? 0

Do I need braces?

First things first -  what are braces?

Braces are typically used to straighten teeth and correct your bite.

Not only do they achieve a perfect smile, they can also have many oral health benefits too.

Any person of any age can get braces, subject to having satisfactory dental health.

Clear braces: how long can I expect to be in treatment? 0

clear braces

As a treatment that is rapidly increasing in popularity in the dental market, clear braces can pose a number of benefits to the patient.

Previously, the only method of treatment for those with mal aligned teeth was traditional ‘train track’ braces. An eye-catching option with an average treatment length of 24 months, traditional braces are often approached with a sense of disdain – particularly amongst adult patients. However, due to developments in dental technology, there are now alternative treatments for patients to take.

Five ways to keep your braces clean 0

brace cleaning

Once you have new braces fitted, you might think it’s time to relax, put your feet up and wait while they straighten your teeth and improve your smile.

But after you leave the orthodontist’s chair, it’s down to you to keep your braces clean as they straighten your teeth. The last thing you want is a build-up of plaque – which could lead to pain and tooth decay.

First Days With Braces: What Can I Expect? 0

first days with braces

While some discomfort is common in the first days after braces, there is no reason to be anxious about getting braces—regardless of age. Remember to ‘keep your eyes on the prize’ - the bigger picture - which is a lifetime of straight teeth, a feeling of well-being and, of course, that great smile.

5 Tips for Braces Pain Relief 0

Sometimes we have patients coming in for brace treatment that think that braces are very painful, but there is actually not much pain or discomfort after you get used to wearing braces. You may feel some discomfort right after the orthodontist puts the braces on and when your wires are tightened, but there are ways to get pain relief from braces.

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