Braces


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Braces are used by orthodontists and dentists to rectify teeth that are wonky or not in line, and to help with your occlusion.  They can come in many forms, and can be used for target many things. The most common brace is composed of brackets and wires, fixed with dental cement to the enamel of your teeth, commonly known as train tracks.  These are removed once the treatment is completed with no effects or damage done to your teeth.  These are very noticeable and are usually used for young people.  You can get hidden fixed braces such as the six-month-smile treatments and invisalign that are suitable for adults who might be embarrassed by wearing noticeable braces.

You can also get removable braces, such as the dental twin blocks.  These can be taken out of your mouth for eating and sports, although the more they are worn the more effective they will be. 

Braces are individually made, and the amount of time you will have to wear them will depend on your own mouth and problems.  Usually treatments will be completed within a couple of years. 

Brace Maintenance

It is very important that you take good care of your teeth and braces while they are in place.  Fixed brackets can leave marks once removed if you haven’t cleaned them properly, and can even lead to you having cavities.  You ought to avoid too many sugary drinks and brush your teeth on a regular basis.
With removable braces it is important to clean it regularly using a brush and toothpaste.  This will prolong the lifespan of your brace.

Post-Brace Treatment

After your brace is removed it is likely that you will have to wear a dental retainer in order to stabalize your teeth and ensure they don’t move back into their previous position.