Traditional orthodontic treatments (braces) are designed to correct alignment issues in the teeth and jaws, including overcrowded or crooked teeth. Like many types of dental technology, braces are becoming more discreet, comfortable, and easy to manage, and there are even several types available. The length of treatment will depend on your teeth (or your child’s teeth) and the ultimate goals of the treatment.
Caring for Your Teeth During Orthodontic Treatments
Wearing orthodontic devices requires some lifestyle changes to make sure the treatment is effective and comfortable. A few changes include avoiding certain foods (such as chewy, sticky, or very hard foods if you have traditional braces), attending regular check-in appointments with your dentist or orthodontist, and making changes to your usual at-home oral hygiene routine.