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8 Tips for Brushing Your Teeth [with Braces]

Congratulations! With your new braces in place, you are on your way to a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. But to keep your smile at its healthiest during the time you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, it is important to understand how to properly brush your teeth during treatment with orthodontics. While brackets and wires do present some unique challenges and require some changes to your daily home routine for dental hygiene, these changes are easy to implement and will ultimately result in a beautiful, healthy smile.

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Can I Request to Get Braces off Early?

When you look at your teeth, it’s obvious that there are problems that brushing and flossing aren’t going to fix. Your issues don’t have to do with oral hygiene or the health of your teeth. Orthodontic concerns are at the root of your problem. Braces are the ideal way to correct issues with gaps, crowding, and a bite that is not in proper alignment. In order to correct orthodontic problems, your orthodontist will create a treatment plan that is a good fit for your teeth. As you prepare for this next step in life, it is natural to have questions.

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How do I Overcome My Fear of Having Braces?

Braces are a blessing in so many ways. Earlier on, if your teeth were set a particular way; that was it. Luckily for us, however, we have these wonderful inventions that can help straighten our smiles and thus enhance our quality of life. For some folks, however, they represent a massive burden of psychological discomfort. They are scared of having a metallic smile, impaired speech, and god forbid; being laughed at.

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