Braces For Kids
Dental braces (also known as orthodontic braces, or simply braces) are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help to position them with regard to a person’s bite, while also working to improve dental health. They are often used to correct under bites, as well as malocclusions, overbites, cross bites, open bites, deep bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw. Braces can be either cosmetic or structural. Dental braces or orthodontic braces are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws and to otherwise assist in shaping the teeth and jaws.
Some of the most immediate results of early orthodontic treatment are:
- Creating room for crowded teeth
- Creating facial symmetry
- Reducing the need for tooth removal
- Reducing treatment time with braces
I Just Got Braces, Now What?!
Right After Your Appointment
Your teeth and mouth will most likely be pretty sore after getting your braces put on, and after tightening appointments. Try eating foods that are soft to help minimize the pain. Some ideas? Smoothies, soup, soft pasta, French toast, and oatmeal.
Foods To Avoid
Avoid hard foods that can crack and damage your braces like corn on the cob, croutons, and nuts. Sticky candy like starbursts and taffy can easily stick to your brackets, making them uncomfortable and hard to remove.
Tips For Braces
- If you are experiencing your gums and lips catching on your brackets or wiring, apply a little bit of wax to the problem area. Break off a little piece of wax and roll it up into a ball. Put the ball over the part thats jabbing you, and smooth it over so that it is now protecting your gums.
- Use a straw for drinks that can stain your teeth.
- Take a pain reliever to help ease symptoms.
- If something hurts while eating, stop eating it.
- Bring a little toothbrush to remove all of the food from your braces after lunch.
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