Everything to Know About Cosmetic Braces

Everything to Know About Cosmetic Braces

Posted by Healthy Smiles of Birmingham on Feb 18 2022, 08:04 AM

You may have faced a situation when someone shamelessly made fun of your smile and misaligned teeth. Sadly, mocking someone because of the shape, color, and alignment of their teeth is still shamefully prevalent. Don't worry, though. If you are living with uneven teeth, cosmetic braces can make you feel more confident to show your bright smile.

Cosmetic Braces: The Shortest Way to Great Smile

Cosmetic braces are used to straighten misaligned teeth and present you with a brighter smile. They are made of clear, transparent material that is lightweight, easy to wear, and designed to improve the look of your smile. A few incredible benefits of cosmetic braces are listed below.

  • Improved appearance
  • Improved oral health
  • Improved confidence
  • Improved speech
  • Correction of misaligned teeth
  • Aids in proper digestion
  • Less noticeable than metal braces
  • Corrects jaw alignment
  • Resists staining

Cosmetic braces use clear brackets and tooth-colored wires that make them less visible than metallic braces. However, many patients are concerned about the timeline of cosmetic braces. The duration of cosmetic braces to get teeth aligned depends on the severity of the misalignment, the type of cosmetic braces, and how the patient carries out the treatment plan. In general, cosmetic braces take six months to more than 24 months to achieve a straight smile.

Orthodontic Issues That Cosmetic Braces Can Correct

Dentists personalize treatment plans as per the requirement of the unique need of every patient. The orthodontist analyzes the issue and recommends which cosmetic braces work best for you. Here are some orthodontic issues that can be fixed with cosmetic braces. 

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • An underbite
  • An open bite 
  • A deep overbite
  • Jaw problems
  • Issues affecting chewing and speech

Caring for Braces: Don't Skip The Healthy Way to a Bright Smile

Some may think caring for braces is quite challenging. But proper oral hygiene with braces and diet is a big part of the success to achieve a straight smile.

  • Skip chewing hard things.
  • Don't smoke or use tobacco products.
  • Do not skip the regular appointment with your orthodontist.
  • Every day, brush your teeth twice and floss once.
  • Brush and floss gently by preventing damage to the braces
  • Rinse with antiseptic mouthwash to help remove debris between the braces

If you wish to straighten your misaligned teeth, schedule an appointment with our dentist at Healthy Smiles of Birmingham. Our dental office is located at 100 Heatherbrooke Park Dr Suite A, Birmingham, AL 35242. Call us at (205) 991-9535 to book an appointment.

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