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How comfortable are braces? I am planning to have one because it's what my ortho suggested but I want to have a extensive knowledge about it first. Thanks in advance for your response!
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I was told for a over bite and some bad rotated front teeth the same for braces but after of years my dentist brought it up to me again saying I should get invisaligns which are better and with out any pain compared to braces you get pain and cuts from the metal also it can be the same amount on with metal braces
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Hi there,
The ideal age to have orthodontic treatment is around 12 or 13, while you’re still growing. Braces are usually helpful in many ways .You can bite correctly, eat more comfortably and care for your teeth and gums more easily. It also improves your smile. Braces are useful to straighten crooked, crowded or protruding teeth, close gaps between teeth and correct the bite of the teeth. It is a prolonged treatment. It may take 18 months to 2 years. A visit to the orthodontist may be required every four to six weekly. You should take extra care with the braces since there is a tendency for food to get trapped and plaque formation. Do discuss all your concerns with your dentist before placement of braces.
Best wishes and regards!
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