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How Braces Improve Oral Health
By Bolingbrook Dental Care
December 26, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Braces  

Braces are key when it comes to improving a variety of dental issues, including poorly aligned jaws, crooked, crowded, and missing teeth, and/or bad bite. Drs. Rani Seeth, Prabha Singh, and Alina Huff provide their Bolingbrook, IL, patients with much needed orthodontic care to repair these issues.

More About Orthodontics

Orthodontics deals with jaw-and-teeth-alignment corrections. Children ages 7 to 14 are the typical clients because their facial structures are still developing, contrary to adults who need additional procedures because their faces have already fully developed structurally.

There are three types of braces used at your dentist's Bolingbrook office:

  • Conventional braces which use metal strips or bands.
  • Metal or plastic brackets cemented to teeth.
  • Llingual braces which are brackets attached to the back teeth.

Orthodontic Procedures

Orthodontic procedures, called orthodontia, are complex. The dentist performs a full examination. They'll check teeth visually and perform an x-ray on your head and mouth to ensure there aren't any urgent issues that need to be dealt with immediately.

You'll have custom braces made for you and visit your dentist regularly to have braces adjusted. This will go on until teeth are in their proper position and afterwards, your dentist will give you a retainer. This ensure teeth remain in the proper position.

What do braces improve in your oral health?

Aesthetic

Braces are more advanced today than they used to be, making them more lightweight and easier to wear. The dental adjustments improve a person's smile, eliminating gaps in teeth and making them straighter.

Hygiene

When you use braces to fix dental issues, you improve your oral health hygienically. How? When crooked teeth are repositioned, this decreases the amount of food debris that gets stuck between teeth. Properly positioned teeth are easier to clean. Flossing and brushing aren't tedious and, when done right, protect your teeth against decay and gum disease.

Other functions

Braces also improve a person's ability to speak properly, bite and chew food and prevent jawbone erosion that may occur due to misaligned teeth.

For more information about braces and orthodontics in Bolingbrook, IL, call Bolingbrook Dental Care at (630) 739-5500!

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