Caring For Your Braces

Your teeth are at a vulnerable stage when first fitted for braces so you have to be careful to care for your new oral investment. To avoid problems for your braces encased teeth, remember that this is a sensitive time for your teeth.

Does My Child Need Braces?

I see many of my child’s chums and classmates wearing braces. Maybe my child should, too. The question is best answered by the dental experts at Forest & Ray. Many orthodontists say children should see an orthodontist once their permanent teeth start coming in, around age 7 because overcrowding issues begin to become apparent about then.

A Little History Of Orthodontics

With all the new orthodontic procedures and appliances that flood the media, you might think that orthodontics is a relatively modern concept. Nothing could be further from the truth. We now know that crooked teeth are as old as man and that the attempts to correct them go back thousands of years.

Getting Braces Removed: What Comes Next

So, you’ve been wearing braces for quite a while now. You’ve got good reason to excited but you have some anxiety. What comes next? Some worry about the actual process of having the braces removed, as well as what happens after they are gone. No worries. Soon, you’ll be seeing your new, braces- free smile, after wearing adult braces or a child’s braces.

Common Problems With Braces

Getting braces is an important step on the journey to a beautiful smile—but it’s not all a bed of roses. It can be difficult to adjust to the braces and continue to take care of one’s teeth. The good news is that many of these problems with braces are entirely avoidable.

Sensitive Teeth And Braces

Tooth sensitivity can be an enormous concern for anyone thinking about braces. Braces put pressure on the teeth and gums — which may add to any pain or existing sensitivity— but they have to in order to effectively shift the teeth and obtain a perfect smile.

Braces: Clearing Up The Confusion About Them

Maybe you’ve been contemplating getting braces but are hesitant because you’ve heard confusing things about them. To be sure, regarding braces, misinformation, myths, and misconceptions abound. Leave it to the dental professionals at Forest & Ray to sort out fact from fiction for you so you can attain that smile you’ve always wanted.

All You Need To Know About INVISALIGN® BRACES To Make An Informed Decision

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 invisIble choice, especially for adults who’ve always wanted a winning smile.

How Much Do Braces Cost?

The cost of braces can vary greatly depending on the type of braces you choose. Patients’ options include: Metal Braces, Ceramic Braces, Lingual Braces, and Invisalign. And there are often subsets of choices within these main groups. To further confuse you, orthodontic treatment is highly personalized based on both the orthodontist and the patient. Your expenses will depend on your age and the type of braces you choose. So, what to do?

What should I do with stained braces?

Stained braces are a common problem for many orthodontic patients. It ruins the otherwise already devastated appearance of the individual, can be a harbour for bacteria that cause tooth decay, and can contribute to the malfunctioning of the actual braces themselves.

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