Why should anybody get braces?
Some people get braces because they have crooked teeth or a bad case of overbites and underbites that make them feel insecure. However, despite the pressures of society, not everybody gets it for cosmetic reasons. For many it’s necessary for their medical health, and if not treated they could end up with recurring gum diseases, ear and headaches as well as jaw issues.
In most cases kids get braces in their early teens (12-14) because their bones and facial structure are still developing. However, in this day and age more and more adults are opting for braces because they can afford it and can handle the responsibility and discomfort that goes with it.
When cared for properly, once you take off your braces you can end up with a gorgeous, sparkling smile that everybody will love to see. However, if you don’t take proper care, the straight teeth you paid for won’t be such a great sight with all the plaque build-up and tooth decay. So to make sure you don’t end up with straight but stained teeth, follow these great tips on how to care for your braces.
How to care for your teeth with braces?
Even without braces it’s important to brush your teeth every morning and night, so make sure you do so. Follow these steps and you should be good to go.
Tip: Before you even start brushing, make sure you remove all elastics and other movable parts on your braces.
Do this daily for the best results. As an extra precaution, it’s also advisable to rinse your mouth after every meal so food particles don’t settle in your braces.