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Frequently Asked Questions About Orthodontics | Blooming Braces


Considering orthodontic treatment at Blooming Braces? Here are answers to some common questions about braces:

What are the benefits of orthodontics?
Orthodontic treatment offers more than just a straight smile. It can improve your bite, chewing ability, speech, and overall oral health. Straight teeth are easier to clean, resulting in less plaque buildup and healthier gums. Plus, a confident smile can boost self-esteem at any age.

When should I consider braces?
If you have issues like crowding, spacing, overbite, underbite, crossbite, or jaw misalignment, braces may be the solution for you.

Will braces hurt?
You may experience slight discomfort after getting braces or after adjustments as your teeth adjust to the pressure. However, braces usually don’t cause significant pain.

Can adults benefit from orthodontics?
Absolutely. Adults make up a significant portion of orthodontic cases. It’s never too late to achieve a healthy, straight smile.

What is the best age to visit the orthodontist?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children have their first orthodontic evaluation at age seven. Our orthodontist will monitor their bite and start treatment if necessary.

Do I need to brush my teeth more often with braces?
Yes, it’s important to brush after every meal to prevent food from getting stuck in your braces. Flossing is also crucial, along with rinsing vigorously with water when brushing isn’t possible.

How long does orthodontic treatment take?
Treatment duration varies depending on the individual, but it generally takes between one to three years. Following our orthodontist’s instructions, such as wearing rubber bands as directed, helps keep treatment on track.

How often should I visit my general dentist with braces?
Regular dental visits are essential, even with good oral hygiene at home. Food particles can get stuck in braces, making it important to visit your general dentist as directed.

Will braces interfere with sports or playing musical instruments?
No, braces won’t stop you or your child from participating in sports or playing musical instruments. However, if you play contact sports, ask our orthodontist about getting a protective mouthguard.

If you have more questions about braces or other orthodontic treatments, contact Blooming Braces today. We’re here to help you achieve a beautiful smile!

Blooming Braces
Phone: (630) 924-0800
125 S Bloomingdale Rd
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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Orthodontist in Bloomingdale
125 S. Bloomingdale Rd.
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

630-924-0800