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One of the most common questions patients ask is “How long will I be wearing braces?" While it’s hard to give an exact date because every person is different, an orthodontist can give most patients a guide.
Whether you’re a teen or an adult, you may be self conscious about how you are going to look while you undergo orthodontic treatment. Luckily there are options for treatment methods that are hardly visible.
Sometimes orthodontics don’t deliver on the patient’s expectations. We have had patients come to our clinic after treatment elsewhere has not been as effective. It's rare, but there are times when a patient isn’t happy with previous orthodontic treatment.
The appearance of someone’s teeth can have an impact on many areas of their life including their self-esteem and level of happiness. They can spend hours of their day dwelling on the body parts they aren’t happy about.
Ever wondered how orthodontics has changed since you had braces 20 years ago? Improvements in technology are changing orthodontics. Parents often notice their child’s treatment is different to their own experience.
Often patients are hoping to be finished treatment before an important event that they want to show off their new look. Whether it is an event or you just want to be free of braces as soon as possible, there are a few things you can do to reduce your treatment time.
Developing good dental habits should start at birth rather than when your child’s first tooth appears. Follow a few simple guidelines and your child will be on the right path for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
Many adults wonder if they have left their run too late when it comes to orthodontics. However, adults are just as good candidates for braces as adolescents. There is no cut-off age as some people may incorrectly assume; teeth can be moved and aligned correctly at any age.
Stains can appear on anyone’s teeth. But staining can be more noticeable for someone who has worn braces because the stains may be worse on the part of the tooth not covered by the brace. Following a few simple guidelines you can stop teeth stains being visible when your braces are removed.