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Things You Should Know Before Going For Dental Braces

Posted on 11/21/2022 by Dr. Seth Senestraro
Things You Should Know Before Going For Dental BracesCrooked teeth are a real concern among most people despite their age or the condition of their mouth. Most people with crooked teeth suffer from a lack of self-esteem and they feel inferior beings among individuals with perfect, white, and well-aligned teeth. Even when one has perfectly healthy teeth, there could be a reason to go for dental braces.

Dentists usually keep a keen eye on the development of adult teeth among children. The information about kids' adult teeth is monitored once the adult teeth have started to emerge. This is to ensure that they are completely healthy. In case crooked teeth are discovered during childhood, this is the perfect time to correct them using dental braces.

Braces are Versatile Restorations

Braces are meant to give the patient straight teeth. This is true but it does a lot more than this. Different dental issues such as cross bites, over, and underbites are also corrected using braces. When you visit your dentist they will ask you a couple of questions that are aimed at acquiring a comprehensive review of your oral health.

Application of Braces isn't Painful

Braces do not hurt when they are placed on the teeth. There is no reason to get worried about the appointment. However, after the wire has been engaged into the placed brackets, there is some mild soreness and discomfort. It will take just some days or a week to go away.
The application process takes 2 hours to complete. You might need some painkillers after the procedure and possibly take a day off the office.

Like Children, Adults Too Can Get Braces

Unlike in the past when dental braces were only meant for kids, today, even adults put them on to achieve a perfect smile and treat various oral issues such as cross-bites, under bites, straightening crooked teeth, and more. If you are wondering if you should get some braces, or want to know more before you can make a sound judgment about braces, contact us today.

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