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Updated by Oldham Orthodontics on Jul 10, 2018
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Deciding Whether to Get Orthodontic Braces

Orthodontic braces are the ideal solution for those looking the straighten their teeth and perfect their smile. Unfortunately, a lot of people focus less on their oral health compared to other aspects of self-care. But when you have the right routine in place, oral care can be straight forward and very beneficial.

If you’re trying to decide whether it’s orthodontic braces you should be looking into, here are a few things to consider:

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Are You Self-Conscious of Your Smile?

Are You Self-Conscious of Your Smile?

A lot of people consider braces for vanity reasons, to help boost their self-confidence and make them less camera shy. Crooked teeth can affect your smile significantly, so a lot of people choose orthodontic braces for long-term results.

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Is Cleaning Your Teeth a Difficult Task?

Crooked and misaligned teeth can create challenges during your daily oral hygiene routine. While brushing your teeth you may struggle to reach certain places, leaving the job half complete.

The same goes for flossing, as your floss may get stuck between individual teeth and therefore be less effective at clearing out food remains. Braces can help as they can move your teeth back into the correct position for easier cleaning.

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Do You Often Bite the Inside of Your Mouth?

Biting the inside of your mouth is only a concern when it becomes a frequent habit and causes you to develop sores or ulcers inside your mouth.

It can also be a problem if it causes soreness in the lining of your gums or gives you anxiety when eating in fear of the pain. If any of these situations are familiar for you, seek orthodontic help.

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Will You Be Able to Commit to A Brace Care Routine?

Although orthodontic braces are not particularly high maintenance, they do require a certain level of care. This includes regular cleaning and depending which brace you go for, it may involve taking hard shelled and chewy foods out of your diet.

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Have You Researched Different Orthodontic Treatments?

Keep in mind that there isn’t just one option to go for with orthodontic braces, as there’s ceramic, functional, lingual, metal and self-ligating braces to choose from, all with their own benefits.

Here at Oldham Orthodontics we provide a wide range of orthodontic braces to help you gain a confident smile again. We understand that finding the right orthodontic practice can be tricky, but our expert team are trained to work to the highest of standards for the best results.

Visit our website to book a free consultation for orthodontic treatment or call 0161 6220987 for more information.