My Fixed Bridge Makes My Life Easier

When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.

Getting Braces As An Adult: Tips For You

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When you are an adult and find out that you need orthodontic work to improve your oral health or to better the appearance of your smile, you may be confused as to how you can and should handle the situation. After all, it is commonly believed that dental braces are primarily used on young children and teens whose permanent teeth have recently come in. The truth of the matter is that some people who would greatly benefit from orthodontic care do not get braces during their childhood for various reasons. However, rather than dwell on the past, get to know a few tips about getting braces as an adult and how to handle the situation.

Consider Invisible Braces

If you are concerned that getting braces as an adult may somehow affect your work, credibility as a professional, or your social life, you may want to consider opting for invisible braces. Invisible braces are essentially specially molded clear plastic trays that you wear over your teeth. They slowly shift your teeth into proper position and every week or few weeks, you change out the invisible braces for a slightly different set.

These braces are virtually invisible to other people around you. This means you do not need to be concerned about what other people think of your orthodontic work and do not need to feel self-conscious as you take the steps to improve your dental health.

If You Get Traditional Braces, Be Careful About Eating

Many adults are very set in their ways when it comes to their eating habits. And if you get traditional braces rather than invisible braces for your orthodontics, you will need to become more aware of your eating habits and make careful choices and decisions.

For example, if you are at a business luncheon or on a dinner date, you will want to steer clear of foods that are particularly sticky, have a great deal of seeds, or are leafy greens that can easily get stuck in your braces without you realizing. While a spinach salad or fruit salad is a healthy choice, spinach, broccoli, berry seeds, and the like can all very noticeably get stuck in your braces.

Your best bet is to order carefully and if you do select any of the foods mentioned, be sure that you keep an eye on those teeth. When you wear braces, it is also always a good idea to carry a toothbrush and dental floss with you in case you need to excuse yourself to clean out your braces quickly.

Now that you know a few of the important tips to consider when you are getting braces as an adult, you can better handle the situation going forward.  


2 March 2016