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My teeth were starting to deteriorate, and I was running out of options to repair them. The dentist gave me a choice. I could wait until the bone loss was so bad that I would have to have my teeth removed and get dentures, or I could have them removed now and get dental implants. I opted for the implants. If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. I love mine, but they took some getting used to. In this blog, I’m sharing my experience and all the information that I picked up throughout my implant experience. You can find out what the procedure entails, how to prepare for your implants, and how to care for them once they’re in.


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Never Had Braces? Here's What You Need To Know About Your Child's Orthodontics

by Alfredo Moore

As a parent, it can be tough to make decisions concerning your child's health and well-being, especially when it comes to their teeth. You only want what's best for them but may be on the fence about whether or not to pursue orthodontic treatment. Here are a few things to keep in mind that may help you make a decision.

Orthodontics Has Changed

The first thing to understand is that times have changed since you were a kid. Braces are different. Changes include:

  • Clear aligners were not an option when you were younger.
  • Less noticeable brackets have replaced bands.
  • There are alternatives to head gear and neck gear.

This means that braces today are much less noticeable than they used to be. In fact, many people don't even realize that someone is wearing braces unless they look closely.

Braces have also become more comfortable over the years. Newer materials and technology have made it so that brackets and wires don't rub and irritate the inside of a person's mouth like they used to. Plus, if your child is worried about pain, there are options like numbing gel and wax that can help make the experience more comfortable.

Finally, it's important to keep in mind that the benefits of braces go beyond just straightening teeth. Orthodontic treatment can also help with things like:

  • Correcting an overbite
  • Fixing an underbite
  • Ensuring that teeth are properly aligned in the jaw
  • Alleviating problems like TMJ

Additionally, by investing in your child's smile, you may be helping them make a better first impression. In fact, a new study finds that "76 percent of people base their first impressions on one's smile" and, in turn, their teeth. Having crooked teeth may, subconsciously, prevent your child from smiling, which could hinder your child in future job interviews and dating apps. Straight teeth, on the other hand, can boost their confidence in all areas of their life.

When it comes to your child's orthodontic treatment, there are a lot of factors to consider, and it can be overwhelming, especially if you have never had braces yourself. However, it's important to remember that while braces are less noticeable and more comfortable than they used to be, the benefits of having straight teeth go beyond just aesthetics. Crooked teeth can negatively impact them throughout life. If your child needs braces, don't hesitate to pursue treatment. Their smile will thank you for it. 

For more information about orthodontic treatments, contact a local professional.