Are You Too Old For Braces?

It’s a common misconception that braces are a rite of passage for teenagers. In fact, it’s also a myth that you can’t straighten your teeth after reaching adulthood. Dr. Farooq Ahmad welcomes patients of all ages into his practice at Brackets Wires & Smiles. What about you? Could your smile still benefit from orthodontic treatment …

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Do Your Braces Hurt? Here’s What You Can Do!

Braces are a good thing for your teeth, and you’re determined to stick with your treatment plan. But you may have second thoughts once your braces start hurting your teeth. Dr. Farooq Ahmad recommends the following for you to get relief during some uncomfortable moments in your treatment: Clean Your Braces Well Braces quickly pick …

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5 Signs You Probably Need Braces

Aside from the obvious fact that your teeth might look crooked, there are other signs that could mean you need braces. Brackets Wires & Smiles orthodontic specialists advise you to look out for these signals: 1. You Can’t Bite Evenly Into A Sandwich Bite alignment issues often manifest themselves in how your teeth fit together when …

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Are Crooked Front Teeth Causing More Problems Than You Realize?

So what if you have a few crowded or twisted front teeth? You’re used to them by now. If they’re bottom teeth, even better – there probably aren’t too many people who would notice that. Some crooked front teeth might not seem to be a huge cause for concern, but there are some facts that prove …

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How to Know Your Child is Ready for Braces

Braces aren’t a rite of passage for everyone. If your family has a history of orthodontic treatment, then chances are pretty good that your kids will need it, as well. Is it too early to get started, though? The American Association of Orthodontists recommend that kids have their first evaluation by age 7. That’s why we …

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Choosing the Right Orthodontic Practice

Picking the right orthodontic office is just as important, if not more so, as selecting the right dentist. The Selection Process Most orthodontic practices offer free consultations to give patients an idea of the nature of the treatment required as well as the cost. When you have such a consultation, take a good look around …

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Can I Afford Braces?

One of the barriers to treatment with braces is the presumed cost. But if you’re thinking about getting orthodontia, it’s important to focus not only on price point, but on overall value as well. Plus, it may be easier than you realize to foot the bill for braces. After all, they aren’t just for kids …

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What Are Baby Teeth Good For?

Brackets Wires & Smiles loves kids! We love baby teeth almost as much. Also known as “primary teeth,” your child’s first set of pearly whites are more important than you might have realized. The First Teeth: Vital to the First Years Teeth are very important to our appearance. Even very young children can be negatively …

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Should You Get the Filling Before or After Your Braces?

As you might guess, it can be almost impossible to fill a cavity on a tooth that’s covered by braces. In some cases this is doable, but it’s certainly not an ideal situation. If you plan to get braces, you need to consider how your other dental needs fit into the picture. Should you get …

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Are Braces Bad for Your Teeth?

To some people, getting braces might sound like an unnatural and even dangerous procedure. Local Vista orthodontic specialists have the facts on how braces affect teeth. What Braces Do Orthodontic brackets are attached directly to tooth enamel with a special cement. This cement will eventually be removed when the braces are ready to come off. …

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