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 It’s Never too Late to Straighten Your Smile

Braces as an adult? No way. At least, that was what I thought when my dentist told me that I was going to have to see an orthodontist about my crooked teeth. But my teeth were so misaligned that they were causing me pain when I chewed, so I decided to at least look into it. Turns out braces today are nothing like the ones my friends had when I was a kid. Mine were practically invisible, and I didn't need to wear them that long. I started this blog to encourage other people like me who are nervous about the prospect of wearing braces as an adult. My straight smile is so worth the trips to the orthodontist, and wearing braces was nowhere near as bad as I thought. Read on to find out more about how you can straighten your smile.

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It’s Never too Late to Straighten Your Smile

Dental Needs That Your Family May Have

by Jacqueline Byrd

There are many medical and healthcare needs that your family will have. While individuals may be primarily focused on meeting the major healthcare needs of their family members, it is also important to recognize the full range of potential dental treatments that may be required.

Regular Cleanings And Evaluations

Regular cleanings and evaluations can be an integral part of maintaining your overall dental health. Unfortunately, individuals may not be as diligent as they should be when it comes to visiting the dentist for these evaluations and cleanings. However, regularly cleaning your teeth can remove tartar that would otherwise be able to cause cavities to form. Additionally, professional cleanings will be capable of cleaning under the gumline, which can help to keep your mouth safe from gum disease or even periodontal disease.

Major Tooth Reconstructions

When one of your teeth suffers major damage to it, you may be worried that this means that you will need to have it replaced. Luckily, this is not actually the case due to the option of using dental bonding and other treatments to restore the tooth to its original shape. Depending on the severity of the damage to the tooth, there may be a need to apply a crown to it as part of this restoration. The crown can be among the costlier dental treatments that you may need, but it can substantially improve your chances of saving the tooth. In addition to being beneficial for your appearance, this may also spare you from the costs of having an artificial tooth placed in the mouth.

Developmental Dental Issue Treatment

For families that have children, it is necessary to monitor them for potential dental developmental issues that may arise. A common example of these issues could be problems with their dental alignment. Orthodontic treatments can be an effective solution for addressing these issues, but it will be easier, quicker, and more affordable to have these treatments completed when the developmental issues are still relatively minor. Luckily, these issues can occur fairly gradually, which can give you ample time to respond to your child's needs. By making sure to take your child for a dental cleaning and evaluation at least twice a year, you can help to ensure that you become aware of these potential issues as soon as possible so that you can make the appropriate plans to treat your child's developing issues before it leads to serious cosmetic or even functional problems for them.

For more information, contact a family dentist near you.