Most people have heard of and seen patients with orthodontic braces. Glued onto the teeth and comprising of brackets, wires, and bands, they are highly visible but also extremely effective at driving teeth into their new and improved position in your mouth. In the past, braces were
Braces work by exerting gentle pressure on to the teeth, so they are guided into the new position. Regular adjustments are needed, and you will need to visit your dentist approximately every 8 weeks for these to be carried out by your professional. At the end of the treatment plan, your bite will be corrected, and your teeth should be straighter and more attractive than before.
Unfortunately, the irremovable design of braces means that patients who wear them must be careful about what they eat and what activities they take part in. Certain foods are off-limits since they can damage or break the brace, or become lodged around it, for example, hard toffees and gum. It can also be tricky to clean around the brace, and extra care is needed to ensure that your teeth are as clean and healthy as possible.
If you are considering orthodontic treatment and would like more information about the different solutions available to you, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your orthodontic needs, please don’t hesitate to contact our family dentistry practice in Covington, LA today on (985) 412-3293.