Teeth Braces Goes Beyond Esthetics
Aligned Teeth Can Contribute to Overall Oral Health
Why Having Teeth Braces is Important?
Dental braces are most commonly associated with teenagers, simply because this is when most people first notice their crooked teeth.
There is no age limit for this kind of corrective treatment though, so don’t be put off by the stereotypes.
Having straight teeth is important. Teeth that are crooked or out of place affect the way a person chews and talks and how their smile looks. Because they have unnatural spaces, crooked teeth are harder to clean and are more likely to have cavities.
In some cases, crooked teeth can cause pain and discomfort. Teeth braces or dental braces, are devices used to align teeth. They are nonsurgical and more often doesn’t require other procedures.
Treatment works by exerting a gentle pressure over time to straighten teeth that are growing, or have already grown, out of place.
The forces that are exerted on the tooth achieve tooth movement using the brackets during the treatment.
How to Brush Your Teeth and Floss With Braces
Whether your children have braces for six months or two years, one thing is sure: It is crucial that they learn how to brush their teeth with braces.
Braces make cleaning difficult because food particles and plaque can adhere to the brackets and teeth.
According to the American Dental Association, the number of times a person with braces should brush each day varies from dentist to dentist, but it is important to brush after every meal.