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Century Dental
Phone: (971) 708-1608
2831 SE Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123

Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

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Straight Talk about Planning for Braces

Posted on 4/25/2022 by Dr. Call
Straight Talk about Planning for BracesWhen most people hear the phrase braces, they picture a mouth filled with metals. In the past, very few people used them, probably because most individuals did not understand their importance. Today, more than one million people globally are using braces to improve their teeth condition. Braces are simple dental tools that help straighten and correct crooked or crowding teeth. Teenagers normally use them, but also adults can use them to align their teeth. An orthodontist is a specialist who performs the procedure of correcting your crooked teeth.

Benefits of Getting Braces

The orthodontic treatment goes beyond just a beautiful smile. It comes with many other benefits that can help boost your self-esteem or confidence. Most people with misaligned teeth always find it challenging to clean their teeth. But with braces, you can easily clean all corners of your teeth once they are aligned. This, in turn, will help prevent tooth cavities and decay. Another thing worth mentioning is that braces increase your ability to speak and chew properly. Apart from that, it also eliminates jaw-related problems.

Taking Care of Your Teeth with Braces

Now that you have your braces on, how should you take care of your teeth? This is the most crucial step and will determine whether you will get a better dental formula or not. Eating healthy foods is the first step you need to take to maintain your dental health. Avoid sugary foods and sticky foods that may break or damage your braces. Flossing and brushing your teeth is another tip that will improve the health of your teeth. When brushing, ensure you clean your gums well and note that you will need to floss longer than usual when wearing braces.

Where Should I Get the Best Braces?

If you are thinking of getting braces, you can book your appointment at our clinic. We accommodate adults, children, and teenagers. Our team will also help you understand the best braces option for your teeth, how long you should wear them and how to take care of them.

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Jefferson Call, DMD and Dix Densley, DDS believe that the better informed their patients are, the better their decisions about dental care can be. With this blog, they hope to inform and empower our readers in their oral health. - See more
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