Things You Need To Know Before Getting Dental Braces

If you have crooked teeth, you don’t have to live with them for the rest of your life. You can get them straightened with the help of braces. Now, the idea of getting braces may be a bit daunting for you but it is not as scary as it may sound. You will just have to make sure that you are ready to deal with the braces in the way you should. Although you are going to get information about it from your dentist, this article will explain some factors and things that you can keep in mind before going to get braces. You will surely be able to make this experience pleasant for you.

There is no age restriction

The first and foremost thing to keep in mind is that there is no age restriction for the application of braces. You can get braces at any age you want. You may think that this solution is for teenagers but adults can also get braces. There may be some prerequisites such as good health of jawbone, teeth and gums in this regard. If you visit your dentist regularly, you can make sure that you fulfill those prerequisites before going for the braces.

It is not just about the straight teeth

You know what I am talking about. Straight teeth are considered a positive aspect of your personality but it is not all about aesthetics. There can be several dental and oral health complications which can arise due to crookedness of teeth. You can discuss it with your dentist. If the crookedness of your teeth is not something that is hampering your dental and oral health, your dentist may suggest you to abandon the idea of going for the braces.

Fixing the bite

One thing that you need to keep in mind about braces is that they are meant to solve the severe misalignment issues. These severe issues are the ones which do not let you have ideal bite. For instance, the misalignment can result in an overbite or an under-bite. Both these issues can affect your ability to eat and chew properly. Braces can solve these problems ideally.

Orthodontists are professionals

Orthodontists are not the ordinary dentists. Those dentists have special knowledge about bite problems and their impact on aesthetics and on both oral and overall health. So, if you are going for the braces, you don’t need to worry about the choices your orthodontist makes because they take everything into consideration before recommending anything during the treatment.


Possibility of Cavities While Dental Veneers Are On

Everyone wants a perfect smile. But not everyone is born with one. The main factor, which makes your smile not-so-good, is the crooked shape of your teeth. But the good news is that you are not living in the past when there was no cosmetic solution available for the crooked teeth. Modern dentistry has been able to provide people with several options which have the capability to fully transform a smile from bad to best. One of the solutions that you can go for is the application of porcelain veneers. But, you may wonder if you are exposed to the high risk of cavities even if you have got the veneers. Well, it’s a matter worth talking about.

What are porcelain veneers?

Here, you may need to know what porcelain veneers really are. A dental veneer is essentially a thin ceramic cover which can be used to hide any cosmetic flaw of your teeth. These veneers are attached onto the tooth enamel. A special dental concrete is used in order to attach these veneers to the teeth. Only the expert orthodontists can attach these veneers. After the treatment, the appearance of teeth changes drastically.

Veneers and cavities

Now, you may wonder if porcelain veneers are going to make your smile cavity-proof. Apparently, the veneers seem to provide protection to the teeth they are applied to. However, they generally have very little to offer when it comes to protecting teeth from cavity.

Whether or not you have veneers, your teeth are always exposed against the attack of bacteria. When chew your foods, the sugars and carbohydrates in the foods are left in the mouth. Most of the times, those sugars and carbs stick with the surface of teeth and cause bacteria to lay their acids. Similarly, you can get bacteria and plaque accumulated under the gum line whether or not you have veneers.

Preventing cavities with porcelain veneers

Here, you may wonder what you can do to prevent cavities when you have veneers. Well, the answer is that you don’t have to do anything special. But you have to make sure that you are taking care of your oral hygiene in the best way possible. When it comes to dental hygiene, you need to brush your teeth twice in every day. Brushing your teeth will help you avoid accumulation of bacteria and plaque buildup on the teeth and area around the gum line. Moreover, you will have to floss your teeth regularly. Flossing helps in keeping the interdental spaces and hidden areas of teeth free from bacteria and plaque.

Finally, you have to visit your dentist more often. Typically, everyone is recommended to visit the dentist after every six months. Make sure that you are not reducing the number of dental visits.