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What are Lingual Braces?

Surprisingly, of the more than four million people in the U.S. wearing various types of braces, 25 percent of these individuals are adults. This is according to the insurance company, Humana. Lingual braces are said to be the least conspicuous orthodontic braces available to children and adults seeking to improve their smile with dental appliances. Although this choice of braces does not usually get the spotlight it deserves, it can be as effective as traditional metal braces, tooth-colored or ceramic braces, and Invisalign.

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Are You Too Old for Orthodontic Braces?

You’ve guided your children through braces and various types of dental appointments and you’ve seen the change in their appearance. Now you’re wondering, “Does age matter for braces?”. Seeing these children turn into adults and still have their beautiful straight smile might keep you wondering, “Are above 50 years old too old for orthodontic braces?”

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What Happens Immediately after Removal of Braces? | EPIC ANSWERS (2020)

Braces are specifically designed to straighten teeth. Misaligned teeth (malocclusions) or overcrowding of teeth vastly impact our appearance, affects how we eat and how we talk. Ill-fitting teeth can create tooth decay problems, like gum disease, cavities, empty spaces (interdental), and the loss of teeth. In this post, we’ll take you through what happens after the removal of braces. Let’s get cracking.

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Things To Do When Experiencing Mouth Ulcer While Wearing Braces

When an individual starts wearing braces for the first time, an achy or sore sensation is normal. There is often tenderness when biting down or general soreness for about three to five days. The individual should consume a soft food diet including mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, milkshakes, soups, ice cream, and smoothies. During the first 72 hours, chewing sugar-free gum will help with the soreness.

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Abnormal Jaw Pains TMJ and Treatment | AMAZING FACTS in 2020

When jaw pain or TMJ pain strikes, it is often difficult to perform basic actions such as chewing and speaking comfortably. Although pain from other areas of your body can be referred to the jaw, this type of pain is usually associated with either your temporomandibular joint or the muscles and tendons that surround it. Since this joint is one of the most complicated ones in your body, it is important to have even the slightest or briefest bit of pain assessed by your orthodontist. In this post, we’ll show what TMJ is and how to sort it. Let’s get cracking.

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How to Overcome Your Fear of Having Braces

Braces are orthodontic treatments that have been making lives and smiles better for many decades and counting. They’re not restricted to youngsters, either. That’s because it’s not uncommon to come across adults who care about the alignment of their teeth. Braces are devices that can take care of all sorts of issues that relate to the positioning of the teeth.

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Overbite Treatment in 2020 | WHAT IS IT? | FAST FACTS |

What is overbite treatment? This type of orthodontic issue is one of the most common in the world. Many people struggle with an overbite. This misalignment can be aesthetically unattractive, even changing the appearance of one’s facial bone structure. In addition, an overbite can cause a great deal of serious dental issues if left untreated. Regardless of your age, there are several treatment options that overbites can be treated by an experienced orthodontist. In this post, we’ll fill you in on overbite treatment methods. Let’s get cracking.

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Top Famous Celebrities Who Won (with Braces)

 

You want to take a picture of yourself with a smile that is dazzling even without filters. But, you’re concerned of how your teeth are aligned. One of the ways on how you can achieve a beautiful smile is through braces. Your mouth may be too crowded or there may be large gaps between your teeth. You may also have a problem with the alignment of your bite. Your front teeth may protrude in such an obvious way that there is no way to hide them.

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What Are Retainers?

When the time comes for your kids to shed off their braces, it’s exciting to see their new set of better-aligned teeth. However, it’s also time to think about the next step to complete the process: retainers. What are the advantages and disadvantages of wearing retainers? Are retainers really expensive? What should you expect after the retainers are fitted? All these are natural questions that most parents have. This article will detail everything you need to know about retainers. Read more