- Braces can correct a wide range of dental issues, including crooked, gapped, rotated or crowded teeth.
- There are several types of braces, including traditional metal braces, ceramic braces and clear aligners like Invisalign®.
- Braces improve your smile’s health, function and appearance.
TYPES OF DENTAL BRACES
What age is best for braces?
You’re never too old for orthodontics. That said, the best time for braces is generally between the ages of 9 and 14. At this point, your jaws and facial bones are more malleable (flexible) because they’re still developing. Adult braces are just as effective, but it might take a little longer to achieve the desired results
How long do braces take to work?
The answer to this question is different for everyone. On average, braces treatment takes about two years to complete. But it depends on the severity of misalignment. Some people finish treatment in under 12 months. Others may need as long as three years.
What are the benefits of dental braces?
The most obvious advantage of braces is a straighter, more beautiful smile. But braces can also:
- Make your teeth easier to
- Help prevent cavities and gum
- Correct temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
- Restore proper functions like chewing and
In short, braces can improve the health, function and appearance of your smile
What are the normal side effects of braces?
There are some mild, expected side effects of braces, including:
- Temporary discomfort (which usually occurs the first day and any time your dentist tightens your braces).
- Irritation on your tongue, lips or inner
- Jaw pain.
- Difficulty eating (especially after a tightening).
You can manage most of these side effects with over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers. You can also purchase dental wax for braces at your local pharmacy to help with irritation inside your mouth. Simply place some wax over any rough- feeling brackets or wire.