7
Aug

4 Common Myths About Braces

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Many people getting braces for the first time go into the experience with some misconceptions about what it is going to entail and how it is going to affect their lives. Some people, especially those who are getting braces later in life, associate braces with their teenage years and assume that the fears and myths surrounding braces they once had still hold true when they are an adult. If you are considering getting braces, whether you are young or old, and want to know which of those myths you can ignore, below are 4 common myths about braces. People only get braces if there is something cosmetically wrong with their teeth While it is certainly a big luxury to have that picture-perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of, there are other reasons that people opt to get braces. One of the major benefits of braces is that by aligning your teeth…

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5
Jul

Top 4 Reasons Why Adults Should Get Braces

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People often associate braces with the teenage years or adolescence—the awkward phase of life. However, adult braces are becoming more and more popular, as people determined to improve the alignment of their teeth and their smile, invest in braces that are less cumbersome and less noticeable. If you are an adult considering braces, below are the top four reasons why you should get braces. Your Smile Is Important Like it or not, your smile is one of the first things that people notice when they meet you. It can convey warmth and openness, and it has a tremendous impact on the way that people talk to and interact with you. Just because you were unable to afford braces when you were younger, or were perhaps even told that you didn’t need them, doesn’t mean that it is too late to get them now. Your Teeth Can Move Throughout Your Life…

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27
Mar

How Braces Improve Jaw Function

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Many people, usually as adolescents, choose to get braces for a variety of reasons. The overarching reason is usually to improve alignment of the jaw and teeth. When people think of braces, their first thought is usually about cosmetic improvement. We want straighter, more appealing smiles. Have a straight smile is incredibly helpful in many ways. It improves self-esteem and can help you make a better impression in general. However, the positive effects of braces aren’t purely cosmetic. By changing the alignment of your bite, braces can improve jaw and facial structure, leading to better comfort and jaw function! This can even create a positive aesthetic impact for the whole face, as it improves structural harmony. Misalignment, or poor jaw structure, can lead to a number of issues, such as: TMD, or facial tension, which causes pain and discomfort in the muscles around the jaw Difficulty chewing Speech impediments. Migraines…

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