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Eating With Lingual Braces Or Invisalign: Dos And Don’ts

Eating is tricky whether you are wearing lingual braces (incognito braces) or Invisalign. You will have more freedom of choice with Invisalign because you can remove them for eating. Simply put, lingual braces look just like traditional metal ones but are placed behind your teeth out of sight and you must avoid certain foods.

Before You Get Braces: What To Expect And How To Prepare

There are a few steps to be taken your braces are applied. Your Forest & Ray dentist or orthodontist will explain the state of your teeth and discuss other pertinent things which may include a financial plan for your treatment.

How long does it take to get braces?

Many orthodontists say kids should see an orthodontist once their permanent teeth start coming in, around age 7. At this age, issues such as uneven bite and overcrowding will become apparent. Starting the process early doesn't mean a child will get braces right away. After consulting our Forest & Ray orthodontist, the actual placing of the braces is straightforward.

Suprising Benefits of Invisalign® Braces

Unlike with traditional braces that use a wire to push or pull teeth into the most optimal alignment, Invisalign® uses a series of plastic aligners to push the teeth into a better alignment. Thus, they are an ideal choice, especially for adults who’ve always wanted a winning smile.

First Days With Braces: What Can I Expect?

During your first days with braces you can expect mild soreness or discomfort which may last for a few days to a week. Most patients experience some discomfort the first four days to a week after their braces, expanders, and/or wires are placed and after a wire adjustment and/or an activation appointment.

The Many Benetfits of Orthodontic Treatment

The most important benefits of orthodontic treatment are the most visible ones: straight teeth and a winning smile. But that is just the start. Straight teeth, aided by braces, contribute to healthy teeth and gums which means preventing future cavities and periodontal disease.

The NHS Waiting List for Orthodontics and Your Options

By now you know you will have quite a long wait for an appointment to assess whether you or your child qualifies for NHS orthodontic treatment. And sometimes you only find out after an annoyingly long wait. Here is why and what your alternatives are for getting braces in a timely way.

Fixed Metal Braces

Fixed Metal Braces - For many procedures, only fixed braces will do the trick, and metal ones are the cheapest of all.

10 Common Problems With Braces

A list with some of the most common problems that occur while undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Why choose Vivera Retainers?

Vivera retainers are the brand new retainers made by Invisalign®, and they have some of the same features that make them great.