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Orthodontics from our team; the fitted brace

Do you want a straighter smile as an adult but have been told that you need to wear a fitted brace to achieve this?

At Boston Orthodontics, we will always aim to fit our orthodontics Marylebone to the patient, tailoring each treatment to get you the straighter smile that you deserve in the shortest time possible. And if that involves wearing a fitted brace, then we can assure you of a pleasant experience with our team.

Here, we answer questions about one of our most famous brands of orthodontics Marylebone; fitted braces.

Are fitted braces uncomfortable?

Fitted braces are one of the more renowned types of orthodontics Marylebone that we offer, especially when it comes to areas surrounding tightening and adjustments.

After you have seen our team for an adjustment, it is probable that you will feel some soreness for 1-3 days afterwards. Other than that, they are fairly comfortable to wear.

Will they impact my diet?

Wearing braces will have an impact on some areas of your diet; for instance, we will always recommend avoiding sticky foods such as toffee, and will also advise against eating things that are overly hard.

To keep your teeth in good condition, we also talk to our patients about refraining from sugary drinks like soda and fruit juice.

Will it be harder to brush my teeth?

Many people who are new to the world of fitted braces assume that brushing their teeth twice a day will equate to the level of brushing that is required to keep their teeth clean.

Sadly, that is not the case! You now have metal objects attached to your teeth that have lots of nooks and crannies for food and debris to get stuck in. And as we all know, this can lead to an increase in cavities and gum disease, which is far from conducive for an attractive smile.

So, our team advises all of our patients who are wearing fitted braces to brush their teeth a minimum of 3 times a day, while also making sure to give them a quick clean after every meal.

How long will the realigning treatment take?

There are many factors that play into how long you will need to wear a brace.

For one thing, if you have a more complicated case of misalignment (such as one that involves rotating teeth or molar correction), then it may take longer for the brace to achieve the final result. While it is hard to put a number on how long your realignment process will take, in our experience, if you are an adult who requires a fitted brace to straighten your teeth, it can take as long as 36 months to achieve the desired result.

Can I play sports while wearing a brace?

Of course, you can, but for your own safety and protection, we will always recommend that you wear a gum shield.

To ensure that your teeth remain healthy while wearing a brace, we will also advise you to wear a gum shield if you engage in other activities such as rollerblading, skating, horse riding or if you are a fan of taking your bike for a ride in the countryside.

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