I Wear Braces Research Paper

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Braces are an orthodontic treatment to fix several dental disorders, including crooked teeth, over crowded teeth and bite problems. Most braces need to be worn from between 12 to 24 months to be effective depending on the dental problem. During this time, the wearer needs to follow certain rules to make sure the braces do their job without adding any other problems. You may have some habits that are not conducive to braces and need to be stopped for the time you wear the braces.

There are several different types of braces, and each has different care instructions, which includes brushing at least twice every day and flossing at least once. If your teeth do not receive proper care during the time you are wearing braces, it may result in gum
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Nail biting may also wear down tooth enamel, which could lead to decay and pain. Regular chewing on your nails can also contribute to crookedness and misalignment.

Drinking Soda and Packaged Juice

Both sodas and packaged fruit juices have high acidic properties and a lot of sugar. These ingredients are harmful for anyone’s teeth, but are extra harmful for people with braces because the acid stays in the brackets making them more difficult to clean. If you must drink beverages that are high in acid and sugar, you should rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash immediately afterwards.

Stop Smoking

If you smoke and need to wear braces, it is a good time to quit smoking. Along with dark colored food such as red wine, coffee and tea and colas, smoking will stain the teeth and some types of braces. It can also result in gum disease. The dark pigment is more easily trapped in the braces and can remain for long periods, causing serious staining.

Braces are meant to give you a beautiful smile and fix any dental problems you may have. If you avoid a few bad habits while wearing braces, they will have a better chance to be

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