Your teeth impressions are ready and the appointment has been scheduled: it’s time to have your braces fitted. Preparation for braces is an easy procedure but the prospect of your dentist applying the braces to your teeth might seem distressing. Whether it’s you or your children requiring braces in West Malling, knowing what to expect can help you prepare without additional stress.
Nowadays you can choose from a huge variety of braces even though they pretty much all serve the same function – to straighten your teeth. At One Smile Oral Care, metal braces are the best option for high-quality tooth straightening. The dental duo at the West Malling practice, Benand Yasmin, perform to the highest standard of oral care and are available to answer any questions you may have about metal braces.
A few things you should know about metal braces
Metal braces can effectively correct a wide variety of dental issues the most important of which is teeth misalignment. Crooked teeth are not just unattractive – they are frequently the cause of speech impediments. Other common conditions addressed by braces include overbites, under bites, gaps between teeth and crowded teeth.
The ideal age to wear metal braces is 12-13 years old. Sometimes, children may require pre-braces treatment due to a bad case of teeth misalignment. In such a case, braces are recommended as early as nine years old. Braces aren’t just for children and teenager – some adults never received teeth straightening treatment as kids to correct dental problems. Left untreated, these conditions may result in tooth decay, gum disease or even tooth loss, therefore it’s never too late for braces.
If you plan to visit the dentist for braces, remember it is not necessary to experience pain or soreness. Ask your dentist for advice on how to care for your braces and your mouth during treatment. It is generally advised not to eat certain foods as they can break your braces or get caught in the brackets.
Wearing braces may seem challenging but keeping good oral hygiene can make all the difference. One of the most important things to remember is to brush your teeth often, since with braces there are so many more places for food and bacteria to build up.