Removing the Stains from the Reputation of Clear Braces

When initially introduced, clear braces became the go-to alternative to traditional metal braces that can completely alter the appearance and shape of your mouth due to their structure. However, over the years, a lot of misconceptions have come about concerning this solution for people who want a straighter, more aesthetically pleasing smile. If you are considering getting braces, either traditional metal or clear, it is important that you get your facts straight first. Here are a few of the biggest misconceptions about clear braces and the true facts you should know. 

Misconception: Invisible braces stain easily and make your teeth look dirty. 

Fact: It is recommended that you remove your liner when you eat, and in fact, this is one of the advantages of invisible braces, as metal braces are pretty much permanent until they are taken off by your orthodontist. But, removing your liner will also help to prevent stains from occurring. It is also a good idea to remove your liner if you will be consuming certain beverages, such as coffee or tea, which can cause discoloration. If you follow the instructions your orthodontist gives you, stains will not be a problem.

Misconception: Clear braces only work for younger people whose teeth are easy to move.

Fact: Clear braces are often marketed toward younger patients simply because braces have always been a thing that teens and tweens don't look forward to having to wear. This marketing has led much of the general population to believe that these invisible alternatives are specifically designed for younger wearers. However, invisible races are suitable for all wearers, regardless of their age. As an adult, you may have to wear the invisible liners for a little longer than a younger individual would, but they will still be effective at aligning your teeth just the same. 

Misconception: Wearing invisible braces makes you talk funny.

Fact: When you are initially fitted with your first invisible braces, you may notice a slight difference in the sound of your voice or how you pronounce your phonetic sounds. However, this is a variation that is only temporary, as the longer you wear your liner, the more accustomed you will become to how it feels on your teeth and in your mouth. The invisible liners are actually made out of a thin material that conforms to the size and shape of your teeth, so long-term changes in your speech should be of no concern.

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The ABCs of Teaching Kids About Dental Hygiene

As a parent, my mornings typically start by fighting my children about brushing their teeth. By the time we get to flossing, I am exhausted. After searching online and talking to other parents, I discovered that my children were not the only ones who hated brushing and flossing. I talked to our family dentist to learn of ways to encourage them to take care of their teeth. I created this blog to help other parents find the information they need to encourage their children to practice good dental care. With the right guidance, you can find a way to get your kids excited about dental hygiene.


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