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Braces, more than just a pretty smile

Braces, more than just a pretty smile

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Braces have long been and will continue to be a fact of life for most children. Many parents may still recall days-gone-by when they heard taunting calls of “metal mouth” ringing through the school halls. But, times have certainly changed, as has orthodontic technology. The truth is braces offer children and teens more than the aesthetics of a beautiful new smile. According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), corrective procedures such as braces not only straighten teeth, they also offer many health benefits that can affect facial features and future dental health.

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What is Orthodontics?

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with improper positioning of teeth. A person may have an over bite, under bite, overcrowding of teeth, crooked teeth or a jaw misalignment—which could cause eating or speech problems. In such cases, orthodontic treatments are recommended to slowly change the positioning of the teeth to be straighter and more aligned. Orthodontics can also be used for cosmetic purposes if the person wishes to have a better smile.

A person may be born with malocclusion or a bad bite, or they may obtain it over time through injury or habits, such as sucking their thumb as a child. Whatever the problem may be, it is important to treat it right away. Malocclusion or a “bad bite” can be capable of causing you oral health problems in the long run.

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How to Properly Maintain your Braces

How to Properly Maintain your Braces

Braces work effectively to move your teeth to their correct position by applying pressure to your teeth over a certain period of time. Braces can be used for straightening teeth, correcting bites, and for cosmetic purposes. If you have misaligned teeth, you may be at risk for speech impediments, jaw/TMJ pain, difficulty chewing and eating, sleep apnea, grinding and clenching of teeth, gum disease and tooth decay. Braces can serve a fundamental purpose in straightening your teeth so you don’t have to worry about any oral risk factors that may be associated with misaligned teeth.

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Your Orthodontic Treatment Options

Your Orthodontic Treatment Options

There are several orthodontic treatment options that are offered by the 123Dentist.com Community Network to correct teeth and jaws that are misaligned or improperly positioned. This type of treatment involves a slight amount of pressure gradually being applied to your teeth, until they align to a certain position. Orthodontic treatment may take months or years to work effectively, depending on your specific set of needs and preferences.

Orthodontic treatment is important to your oral health because when your teeth are not properly aligned, you can easily miss cleaning certain parts of your mouth. The parts of your mouth that you miss cleaning are at a higher risk of tooth decay and plaque build-up, amongst other oral health problems. Having aligned teeth can also help you build confidence in your teeth and smile.

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Invisalign: Straightening Your Teeth without Metal Braces

Invisalign is one of the latest developments in the field of dentistry. This is a new method for straightening and aligning teeth just like braces but much better.

At Metroplex Dental in Burnaby, Invisalign and Invisalign Teen can be used to treat dental alignment problems such as overbite, underbite, etc… with invisible, removable teeth aligners. This treatment is increasing in popularity because of the many advantages it offers.

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