WHY FIXED BRACES & LINGUAL BRACES?
Are dental braces painful?
Braces can cause discomfort to begin with. This eases as you get used to wearing them.
Do braces affect eating?
Avoid hard or crunchy foods such as hard rolls or nuts until you have become used to wearing braces. Your specialist will advise you on eating with specifically tailored instructions for you.
Do I need to have teeth extracted before wearing braces?
You may need teeth extracted to create space to straighten your teeth, this can be assessed after a consultation with a specialist.
Can I wear braces if I have crowns?
This is usually not a problem, but this will need to be assessed after a consultation with a specialist.
How do I look after my orthodontic appliances and teeth?
It only requires a little more effort than brushing natural teeth. Your braces can trap small bits of food which can cause a build-up of plaque. Your specialist will advise you on how to take care of your braces with specifically tailored instructions for you.