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Keeping Your Braces Safe If You Have TMJ

Tips For Wearing Braces With TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) are fairly common, especially among children and adolescents. It is unfortunate that this is also the age bracket that most people receive orthodontic treatment, which increases the risk of patients wearing braces experiencing TMJ before, during, or after their orthodontic treatment. So, how can one keep their braces safe when TMJ occurs during the course of their orthodontic treatment? Relation between TMJ and Orthodontic Treatment Temporomandibular dysfunction comprises multiple subjective symptoms and clinical signs that affect the temporomandibular joint and neighbouring structures. TMJ is considered a major cause of non-dental pain in the orofacial region. The…

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Aug 22, 2016 by

3 Tips For Preventing Teeth Stain While Wearing Short Term Braces

How To Prevent Teeth Stain While Wearing Short Term Braces

Orthodontic treatment with short-term braces is a major investment in your future. In a few months, you hope to show off your straight teeth and improved smile. But the excitement of getting your braces off can be dampened by discovering that you have stained teeth. Although some people are concerned that wearing braces can cause their teeth to discolor after the treatment, there are a number of ways to prevent teeth staining while wearing braces and to whiten teeth after the braces come off. Causes of staining when wearing braces There are several reasons why your teeth may become stained…

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Aug 15, 2016 by

Foods To Be Avoided While Wearing Short Term Braces

Avoid These Foods When Wearing Short Term Braces

Orthodontic appliances such as short-term braces have come a long way from what they used to be, and are now more stable, sturdy, and comfortable. However, they should still be treated with care, especially when it comes to choosing what to eat. Generally, wearing braces causes your teeth to touch differently from the way they used to, which in turn, changes the way you chew your food. As your orthodontic treatment continues and your teeth shift, you will need to continually adapt to biting and chewing in a different way. Fortunately, most people are able to adapt and chew food…

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Aug 8, 2016 by

How To Improve Speech While Wearing Short Term Braces

 Improving Your Speech While Wearing Short Term Braces

Short-term braces are a great orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth and enhance your smile. However, it takes a bit of time to get used to speaking and pronouncing with your braces. Although this may seem like a major problem at first, braces wearers can easily learn more about their speech ability and take the necessary steps to improve speech function. Choose the right braces and get them adjusted for speech Generally, it is recommended that you wear short-term braces according to your orthodontic diagnosis. However, you can choose the type of braces system that you want from the selections…

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