How to Deal With 3 Issues Caused by Adult Braces

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If you are an adult who needs braces, you may be wondering about some of the issues you may experience and the things you can do to deal with them. Below is a guide to everything you need to know.


Once your braces have been fitted, you may experience some pain. A small amount of discomfort is to be expected. However, if the pain is persistent, it could be a sign that your braces need adjusting. Although your dentist will carefully install the braces and tighten the wires so that they exert pressure on your teeth so that they begin to move into new positions, as the teeth begin to move, it can result in persistent pain.


Teenagers and children who have been fitted with braces are not the only ones who may experience some embarrassment. As an adult, you may feel self-conscious when you are out in public. However, there are steps you can take to deal with this. Firstly, you should keep in mind that your braces most likely play a much more significant part in your life than they do in others' lives. While some people may comment on your braces, as an adult, you will not face the same pressure as a younger person. If you are concerned about how your braces will look, you should ask your dentist about ceramic braces. As the name suggests, ceramic braces are made using pieces of ceramic rather than pieces of metal. The white of the ceramic blends in with the white surface of your teeth, which makes the braces much less visible when compared to traditional metal braces.

Bad Breath

Installing braces in your mouth involves creating a superstructure on the surface of your teeth. The different parts of your braces can create lots of nooks and crannies in which food debris and plaque can collect. If this food debris and plaque is not removed, it can lead to bad breath. If you have recently had braces fitted, it is vital that you maintain good dental hygiene. While you can continue to use the same toothbrush, you should pay particular attention to your braces. You may also wish to use mouthwash which will help to combat bad breath. If you are concerned about developing bad breath, you should speak with the dentist who fitted your braces.

For further information about adult braces, contact your dentist today


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