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Clinician's Corner: Caring for & cleaning braces
In this segment of Clinician's Corner, Dr. Nina Prabhu explains the main ways you should care for and clean your braces to maintain good oral health.
Getting braces can be a big commitment. Here are a few things you can expect and some tips for care after you get them put on.
The Pros and Cons of Adult Braces
The number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment has been steadily increasing for decades. In 2014, the American Association of Orthodontists estimated that 27 percent of all North American orthodontic patients are adults, and the number of adults seeking treatment has increased more than 16 percent from just two years prior.
When should I take my child to the Orthodontist?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a child’s first visit with an orthodontist occur by the age of seven, and you may be asking yourself why! Just like periodic check-ups with your dentist and cleanings with your hygienist, the answer generally has to do with detection and prevention of potential future problems.
Caring for your braces
For adults and children alike, adding braces to your daily oral care routine can be a challenge. Techniques for brushing, flossing and even eating all change. But it doesn’t have to be difficult!
Wondering which braces are right for you? Here’s the most common types.
At any one time, millions of Americans are using dental braces. Not that long ago, patients didn’t have any options when it came to their orthodontic treatment.