Has your dentist recommended braces for you or your child? You might be both excited and a little nervous about the idea. Here’s what you should know about braces before you begin treatment.
Braces Can Help Even if You Have Straight Teeth
You might be surprised to hear you need braces if you think your teeth look perfectly straight. In reality, braces can fix a variety of tooth alignment issues that can impact your oral health in unseen ways. For example, a misaligned jaw could contribute to premature enamel wear and TMJ pain. Braces can correct that.
You Can Get Braces at Any Age
There’s no cut-off age for braces! As long as your teeth and jawbone tissue are healthy, braces can get your smile back on-track.
Braces Consultations Are Free (Usually)
Are you nervous about seeing an orthodontist because of the cost? Most initial consultations are complimentary. You won’t have to pay a thing until you agree to a treatment plan that suits you.
You Might Not Qualify for “Invisible” Braces
Almost everyone wants their braces to be as unnoticeable as possible. While there are tooth-colored and other virtually invisible options out there, you have to be prepared to accept the fact that your teeth might need the help only traditional braces can provide.
You Can Shorten Your Treatment by Taking Care of Your Braces
Good oral hygiene and a diet of braces-friendly foods will help your orthodontic treatment to proceed as planned. But you might have to wear your braces for longer than usual since poor habits can lead to more adjustments and orthodontic appointments.
Call an orthodontist near you to learn more about braces.
Posted on behalf of:
Sapphire Creek Dental
2180 State Hwy 46 W, Suite 106
New Braunfels, TX 78132
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