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1601 N Palm Avenue, Suite 104, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

Orthodontic Solutions – Is It Time to Get Braces?

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If your dentist discovers crooked teeth, crowding, an overbite or underbite, or jaw problems, you may be advised to visit your family orthodontics clinic. If these problems aren’t treated, they could result in tooth decay, periodontitis, tooth loss, chewing problems, headaches, and ear pain. An orthodontist is specially trained to tackle alignment issues with a variety of fixed and removable corrective appliances such as traditional braces and plastic aligners. Braces can correct crooked teeth at any age, but the ideal time to start wearing them is between 10 and 14 years of age. Before getting braces for kids, you should discuss their potential emotional impact with your orthodontist; changes in facial appearance can be traumatic for adolescents.

Types of Affordable Braces

Several types of traditional braces are available. The most common are brackets made from metal, ceramic, or plastic and bonded to the teeth. Ceramic brackets are clear and provide a less-noticeable option. Lingual braces attach to the backside of teeth where they are not visible. A newer alternative is a series of plastic aligners that are worn over the teeth and removed for eating and brushing.

Length of Treatment

Treatment times depend on the severity of your spacing or bite problem. Most people need to wear braces for a year or two. After braces are removed, it may be necessary to wear a retainer.

Braces and Comfort: What to Expect

At each follow-up visit, wires are tightened to deliver increased pressure and gradually move teeth to the desired position. Your teeth and jaws may be temporarily sore after adjustments. Patients who wear aligners may experience mouth soreness while adjusting to a new tray.

Foods and Habits to Avoid

While wearing braces, it is advisable to limit sugary and starchy foods that encourage plaque formation. Hard foods like carrots and apples should be cut into small pieces. Avoid foods that are chewy, hard, or crunchy as these can damage wires and loosen brackets.

Caring for Braces at Home

While wearing braces, excellent dental care is essential to avoid staining. Brush after every meal, and check your teeth to be sure they are clean. Use a floss threader to clean under wires, and have your teeth professionally cleaned every six months.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Pembroke Pines, call Mautner Dentistry today at (954) 417-6146 or make an appointment.

Mautner Dentistry offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Pembroke Pines. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Mautner Dentistry, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Mautner Dentistry.

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