If you have questions about braces, you have come to the right blog. Today, our orthodontist, Dr. Nathan Helm, is happy to discuss braces and help you find the answers to your questions. The more you know about braces, the better. In fact, it can help you know if braces are right for you and it can even help you clean and care for your braces during treatment. So, our orthodontist is happy to help you by giving you the answers to the following commonly asked questions about braces:
Question No. 1: What types of braces are available?
Answer: Thanks to many advances in orthodontics, there are many different types of braces available. The most commonly used braces are metal and ceramic braces. The metal braces have metal brackets and wires while ceramic braces have the same hardware but the brackets and wires are colored to the shade of your teeth to make them less noticeable.
Question No. 2: How do braces align my teeth?
Answer: You will need to visit our office regularly for adjustment appointments. During these visits, our orthodontist will tighten the braces wires, which will apply pressure to the brackets and teeth. This pressure will slowly shift your teeth over time.
Question No. 3: Are there limitations when I have braces?
Answer: There are food restrictions when aligning your teeth with braces. It’s best to avoid hard and sticky foods because braces are fragile. It’s also best to make oral hygiene a top priority to keep your teeth, gums and appliance clean and pristine.
Do you have additional questions that weren’t included in this blog? If so, please reach out to our orthodontic team at Helm Orthodontics by dialing 303.371.0371. We will be more than happy to tell you all about braces in Denver, Colorado, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!