Dental braces are a way of straightening or moving your teeth, to improve how they look and how they work. Braces can also help you look after the long-term health of your teeth and gums and make eating more comfortable, by spreading the biting pressure across all your teeth.
The best time to have braces is generally during childhood. But adults can have orthodontic treatment too – and more and more are doing this. Age is less important than having healthy teeth and gums. Children may have to wait for enough teeth to come through before starting treatment.
It is important that your mouth is fit and healthy before you have orthodontic treatment. Some patients can’t have orthodontic treatment – for example, if they have advanced. Only an orthodontist can decide whether you are able to have orthodontics.
No, there are many benefits that come with orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontic treatment will straighten your teeth or move them into a better position. This not only improves their appearance and the way the teeth bite together but can also make them easier to clean.
Some people have teeth that stick out. These teeth can be moved back into line (inside the lips) and this can protect them and help keep them clean.
Crooked and crowded teeth can be hard to keep clean. Making them straight can mean they are easier to clean.
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