By Norwich Aesthetic Dentistry
October 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics  

Are you interested in knowing how your Norwich dentist can help you?braces, orthodontics

Dr. Edward Yates can offer you the orthodontic care you need in Norwich, CT. They can identify the problems you're suffering from, create a custom plan and execute the necessary orthodontic treatments.

What are braces?

Braces are intended to fix a bad bite and malocclusions, which is when teeth are crooked or crowded. Braces move your teeth into their proper positions and, after you no longer need to wear braces, you'll need to wear a retainer so their teeth don't shift back into their crooked positions.

How can you care for your braces?

There are several things to take into consideration when maintaining your dental health:

  • Avoid eating popcorn, corn, sticky foods...etc.
  • Wear a mouth guard if you're playing a sport.
  • Floss and brush your teeth after every meal, and make sure your child changes his or her tooth brush every 3 months.

What are the side effects of not having braces?

If you don't allow your Norwich dentist to fix your child's bad bite, they may suffer from other severe problems:

  • Tooth decay that can lead to tooth loss
  • Deterioration of tooth enamel and formation of gum disease
  • Speech, chewing and bite may be effected by crooked teeth

How can you care for your braces?

There are several things to take into consideration when maintaining your dental health:

  • Avoid eating certain foods, such as popcorn, corn, sticky foods...etc.
  • Make sure to wear a mouth guard if you're playing a sport.
  • Don't skip your dentist's appointment to ensure braces are adjusted properly and there's no hard-to-reach plaque that can cause gum disease.
  • Floss and brush your teeth after every meal, and make sure your child changes his or her tooth brush every 3 months or when the bristles are worn out or frayed.

For more information about braces and the best options for your child, call your dentist, Dr. Yates in Norwich, CT. Call their office at (860) 889-6445 to schedule an appointment today!

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