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Everything You Need to Know About Dental Braces in Kanata

Who doesn't like a charming and attractive smile!

For it, the basic care is that you must keep your teeth and mouth as healthy as possible. Luckily, brushing with braces is really not a difficult task than it is normally. You can use a usual toothbrush, with regular bristles. You may require replacing it more often though because the metal brackets wear down the bristles faster. It will not take much time and precision to floss, but even this is more than the possible. Take care, be soft, gentle, and do not put too much pressure on your teeth.

These are a few interesting facts about dental braces:

You Can Have Braces at Any Age

  • Straight Teeth Are Not Everything
  • Your Bite May Also Need to Be Fixed
  • Cost and Treatment Times Differ
  • Switching During Treatment May Be Costly

The Right Way to Deal with Dental Braces

If your teeth aren't sufficiently clean before you get braces, your orthodontist will have to clean them with a polishing paste so that the braces can properly be cemented to your teeth. If possible, schedule a regular professional cleaning appointment with your dentist a few days before you get your new braces so the teeth will be plaque-free prior to your braces appointment.

When your braces look clean and shiny (and you may see the edges of the brackets), you would know that you have done a fine job. You only have to brush and floss twice a day, like anybody else, or moreover frequently if you have consumed a lot of sugary drinks and snacks. Do not forget to attend regular check-ups and inform your dentist of any unexpected changes to your teeth or mouth.

Types of Braces

Metal braces

Traditional braces include wires and brackets, commonly made out of metal, which are fixed to the teeth and allow their position to be altered as per the requirement.

Metal braces are fixed wires and brackets. These fixed brackets are attached with the help of glue to each tooth using a glass ionomer or a composite material.

This type of braces is typically the least costly option while being very effective, and is one of the most common types of braces in use today. But they are the most noticeable ones and some people may often feel self-conscious about their appearance. It is possible to upgrade their appearance somewhat with the use of different colored bands over the braces to make their look more attractive, although they are still obvious.

Lingual Braces

Also known as removable braces, these are metal brackets specifically designed to be bonded behind the teeth. They are much thinner than the usually fixed braces and even use a wire of different shapes. They may be used for normal orthodontics to fix the full bite or they can be even used as a short-term or accelerated brace. These are usually quite uncomfortable with the tongue.

 Removable vs Fixed Braces

  • How they look.

Fixed braces are visible and aligners (removable braces) are fully seen through, so most of the people would not notice you are having them.

  • How they fit.

As the name pre-defines well, fixed braces are fixed onto your teeth. Only your orthodontist has control over overtaking them off or tightening them. Wearing aligners, you have the choice as in when to take them off yourself.

  • Food.

With aligners you can remove them out to consume food as there is no restriction on what you can consume during the treatment; you are required to be much more careful with fixed braces as they may break and food can get stuck into them. Having fixed braces, you also need to be careful with colored foods as they may turn out colorful.

  • Oral hygiene.

With fixed braces it becomes a struggle to clean all the food stuck in between the wires and brackets; with aligners, you just take them out to brush your teeth and easily give them a rinse to keep them always clear and clean.

  • Comfort.

Fixed braces are least comfortable and damage as compared with the aligners.

To conclude, if you would like to have a better smile and start liking it from day one, removable braces i.e. aligners are costly yet the best fit for you.

Kanata Highlands Dental

Getting braces may be a little nerve-wracking, however, the fear of the unknown is often the worst part. Asking plenty of doubts and prepping physically for your appointment must go a long way toward strengthening your comfort level. 

Next stop: A perfect smile!

At Kanata Highlands Dental we continuously work on our services and facilities to enhance your comfort and lessen your pain during dental treatments.

We offer many services ranging from dental bonding to filling to teeth whitening along with root canal, veneers, Invisalign, and Dental Braces in Kanata.

Want to experience the world-class dentistry in Ottawa?

Come to Kanata highlands dental. We are your 24-hour dental clinic for emergency cases. 

If you are having or likely to have any kind of cracks, chips, gaps, or stains on your teeth then put an end to your search for the best dental clinic in Ottawa by reaching out to us.

For any query or detailed information or for booking an appointment with Dr. Maneet Ahlawat at Kanata Highlands Dental for cosmetic dentistry procedures, connect with us today at 613-270-1001 and BOOK your FREE dental implants consultation.

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