Braces are a common and almost expected part of growing up! Most teens are bummed to find out that they need braces but not my kids! Haha they we’re so excited! My kids have good teeth in general they needed braces just to close up the gaps nothing serious just for a better smile 🙂
We went for a check up and the Dentist Agreed that they needed braces to close the gaps between their teeth both of Adam and Jenna have the same case just gaps between their teeth and nothing serious, they will have it on for a year. And right there and then they had thier braces on! It took around 2:30 hours for both kids and me going from one room to an other haha but it was all good 🙂
getting used to braces will take some time. As the teeth move, there may be soreness, slower chewing, and changing dietary considerations. Remember to be sensitive and encouraging, talking them through their concerns if they seem stressed, always have soft food around at the first couple of days when they get their braces on and make sure they brush after every meal and clean in between the braces with a tiny brush that you will get from the pharmacy.
Avoid nuts, chips, gum and candy they don’t go well with braces at all!
What do braces do?
Braces straighten teeth because they do two very important things: stay in place for an extended amount of time, and exert steady pressure. It’s this combination that allows braces to successfully change the position of teeth in a patient’s mouth.
How long is the treatment?
Correcting the position of the teeth often takes anywhere from 6 months to 2 or 3 years with any of the methods.
Caring for Teeth With Braces:
Braces, wires, springs, rubber bands, and other appliances can act like magnets for food and plaque, which can leave permanent stains on the teeth if not brushed away. Most orthodontists recommend brushing after meals with fluoride toothpaste and taking special care to remove food stuck in braces. Some orthodontists will also prescribe or recommend a fluoride mouthwash, which can get into places in a mouth with braces that a toothbrush can’t.
It is important that your children have regular dental visits to make sure their teeth are healthy and to prevent future oral health problems, as well as provide your teen with information on proper oral hygiene during this time.
Note to kids!
remember that no matter what, your braces will come off eventually — and you’ll be left with a wonderful, straight smile.