Braces Near You
Straight teeth not only look more attractive but it also improves your oral health. While not everyone is lucky enough to be born with naturally straight teeth, our office provides braces in Malton to help you achieve a beautiful smile. Traditional braces utilize metal brackets and wires to guide your teeth to their new desired positions. Braces are an excellent option to simultaneously improve your oral health and appearance.
The Benefits of Traditional Braces
Traditional braces are an excellent treatment with various benefits, including:
- They are cost-effective
- They are reliable
- New technology allows braces to be more comfortable and discreet
- They can treat almost all orthodontic concerns
Looking for braces near you? Contact our office to schedule a consultation today!
The Process of Receiving Traditional Braces
If you’re interested in receiving braces near you, the process will begin with a consultation. Our dentist will examine your mouth, take X-rays, and develop a treatment plan. Your teeth will be cleaned before we place the braces. Each bracket will be bonded to your tooth. You will schedule an appointment every few weeks as directed by our dentist for adjustments, which can include wire changes and elastic bands.
It’s normal to feel soreness or increased sensitivity after you first receive your braces and after each adjustment. The pain should dissipate within a few days. We recommend eating softer foods until you feel comfortable resuming your normal diet. If the brackets are rubbing against your lips or cheeks, we will provide you with dental wax to ease the discomfort.
How to Care For Your Braces
It’s important to practice good oral hygiene by thoroughly brushing and flossing daily. We recommend you rinse after each meal to prevent excess food particles from being trapped in between your braces. You can use an interdental brush or a Waterpik to thoroughly clean around and under the wires.
Foods to Avoid With Braces
Unfortunately, there are foods that should be avoided when you’re wearing braces as they can break your brackets and prolong your treatment time. The following foods should be avoided during treatment:
- Chewing gum
- Hard candy
- Biting into hard vegetables and fruits (instead, cut them into bite-sized pieces)
Interested in receiving braces near you? We are happy to provide braces in Malton to correct your teeth and improve their functionality. Contact us to schedule a consultation today!