Columbia Dentist Answers FAQs About Braces


Frequently Asked Questions About Braces

Question: How do braces work?

Answer: With orthodontic treatment, a series of brackets will be applied to the front of your teeth. Wires will then be attached to the brackets. Over the course of your treatment, the wires will be adjusted, gradually improving the appearance of your smile.

Question: Do I really need to seek treatment for dental misalignment?

Answer: Many people assume misalignment is purely an esthetic issue. Unfortunately, crooked or crowded teeth can increase the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and embarrassing dental stains. Uneven teeth provide nooks and crannies that are difficult to reach when brushing and flossing, allowing bacteria to thrive.

Question: Should I avoid certain foods while wearing braces?

Answer: Yes. Sticky foods, such as caramel or gum, may become stuck in your braces. Hard foods, such as candy or ice, can actually damage your orthodontics.

Question: How often should I brush and floss my teeth while wearing braces?

Answer: Your Columbia TN general dentist recommends brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once. Also, brush and floss, or at least rinse with water, after every meal.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Columbia TN General Dentist

Interested in improving the appearance of your smile with our innovative orthodontics? Then talk to your Columbia TN general dentist today. Dr. Foster can address common misalignment issues, such as crooked or crowded teeth, with braces. Dr. Foster offers the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment our 38401 dentist office by calling (931) 388-3384. We welcome patients from Columbia, Spring Hill, Mt. Pleasant, Lewisburg, Lewisburg, Hohenwald, Centerville and surrounding communities.

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