Braces Straighten Your Teeth for a Smile You Can Be Proud Of
Do you wish your teeth could be straighter and more attractive?
Crooked or crowded teeth are not just unappealing. They can also interfere with chewing, talking and taking proper care of your teeth. Our Toronto dentist can fit you with braces to solve these dental and aesthetic problems.
Benefits of Braces
As far back as the civilization of ancient Egypt, people have been thinking about how to make their teeth straighter. Braces were invented in the early 1800’s, and they are still used because of the many benefits of completing braces treatment.
- Improved dental health
- Make it possible to chew healthy foods
- Improved appearance
- Increased self-confidence
- Reduced pain
How Your Dentist Fits Your Braces
Braces treatment starts with a thorough examination, x-rays, a teeth cleaning and a discussion with your dentist. Some people who get braces need to have separators, which are plastic rings that fit around the back teeth. If you need them, they are put in place before the visit when you are fitted for your braces. Your dental hygienist cleans your teeth and applies conditioner to them.
If you have gotten the bands for your molars, the dentist glues them into place on the second visit. Then, the dentist begins to fit your braces to your teeth. First, they put small square parts called brackets onto your teeth and glue them into place. Next, the dentist connects the brackets with an arch-wire and adds elastic pieces called modules to hold them the arch wire in place.
What It Is Like to Wear Braces
Wearing braces does not have to be unpleasant as it was in years gone by. Braces are much smaller and more attractive than they once were. You can even get brightly colored braces parts to personalize them. You still need to take care of your teeth with a proper dental hygiene routine. Your dentist well instruct you on anything you need to change with that routine after the braces are on your teeth.
You can live your life pretty much the way you always have, with a few small exceptions. If you play sports, you need to wear a custom-fitted mouth guard that is designed to protect your braces. Your dentist or hygienist explains any dietary changes you need to make. You also need to go in for regular follow-up appointmentsso your dentist can adjust your braces as they continue to do their work.
Your Ticket to a Fuller Smile
Braces are your ticket to a more attractive smile. Wearing braces is not difficult or limiting to your lifestyle. The time can go by quickly and easily. When the braces come off, you can chew and talk better, feel and look better, and become more carefree and self-confident.