Orthodontics – Dental Braces
Orthodontic treatment is a way to improve the appearance of the teeth by making small adjustments over time to align the teeth. The best time to seek orthodontic evaluation is during childhood. It may be necessary to wait for enough teeth to come through before starting treatment though.
Dentists usually recommend dental braces to correct problems like overbites or underbites, incorrect jaw position, crooked or crowded teeth and jaw joints disorders. If these problems are left untreated, they can lead to headaches, tooth decay, gum disease, as well as speaking and chewing problems.
There are now “invisible braces” that are nearly invisible aligners/moulds. They are made of clear plastic so others may not even notice that you are wearing them. These aligners are worn almost 24 hours a day for the best results. They can be easily removed for eating, drinking or brushing.
If you are wear dental braces now, you should pay special attention in cleaning your teeth and braces. Watch this video to learn how to clean teeth with braces.
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