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Getting Braces: What Do I Need to Know?

Getting braces can be daunting, but well worth the effort for a better smile. Embarking on orthodontia work is a big commitment and knowing the basics is important before beginning the work.

Getting Braces

Advances have been made in the realm of orthodontia so that the traditional braces are not the only option to straighten teeth. White, porcelain brackets are now available so that braces are not so noticeable. Invisible braces are now available in the form of removable trays that are worn all the time except when eating and drinking. One of the other options is 6-month braces, which can straighten teeth with the latest technology in a fraction of the time as traditional braces.

Getting braces of any kind requires a commitment with respect to hygiene. The office visits are numerous, as the orthodontist typically needs to make adjustments to the braces every four weeks. Caring for teeth with braces also takes more time than teeth without braces. Flossing and brushing teeth takes more time. Once the braces are off, it is necessary to wear a retainer so that the teeth stay in their corrected state.

Braces several thousand dollars, depending on the method required to correct the individual’s teeth. It may be worth it for individuals to consider investing in orthodontia insurance to lessen the cost of the treatments.

Being self-conscious of crooked teeth is something that no person wants to experience. Braces can make all the difference in confidence, smile, and overall well-being.

The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.