The dental health of our patients is always our top priority at Dental Designs of Owensboro, which is one reason why we are big advocates of straight, healthy teeth. People who are facing braces may think it’s just about straightening their teeth. But perhaps more important is that, by changing teeth alignment, we are creating an ideal bite.
Here are some other important things to remember about traditional braces:
- Your daily regimen of brushing and flossing will be different with metal braces. Getting food debris stuck in braces is a common hazard so you’ll need to be extra vigilant. Flossing in particular will be more of a challenge than usual. We recommend adding a water flosser to your arsenal.
- Traditional braces are uncomfortable at first, but most patients get used to them after a few weeks. The plain fact is that with conventional metal braces, there are two rows of brackets affixed to teach tooth. The braces are periodically tightened, which is how teeth are brought into alignment. This too can bring added discomfort, but it’s only temporary.
- Some patients have a slight lisp after getting braces. In fact there’s almost no way around having your speech impacted in some way because of the braces. But humans are nothing if not adaptable, and the majority of people adjust.
Just as important as that: you’ll have an ideal bite.
If this sounds like a hassle, consider clear braces. We offer these as a viable, metal-less, hassle-free alternative to traditional braces. They slip on and off easily, shift your smile over time, and are invisible to the naked eye. The maintenance is infinitely easier than metal braces, as they can simply be removed for brushing and flossing.
If you combine clear braces with our other cosmetic dentistry options, you will have the confidence of a brand-new smile! At Dental Designs of Owensboro, we have placed braces on patients from Philpot, Whitesville, Utica, Lewisport, Tell City, Henderson, and Hartford , who also come to our practice for general dentistry. Contact us today!