Frequently asked questions
Braces are suitable for both children and adults; the ideal age depends on individual dental needs. Book an appointment with us, and our dentist will provide suitable advice based on your specific case.
Discomfort may occur initially and during adjustments, but it’s usually temporary and manageable.
The duration varies, but treatment typically lasts from 18 months to 3 years, depending on individual cases.
Options include traditional metal braces, clear braces, lingual braces, and clear aligners like Invisalign. At Devonshire Dental Care, we have all these options as listed above. Our experienced dentist will evaluate your specific case and then suggest the a suitable option for you.
No, braces also address functional issues, such as bite problems, that can impact oral health.
Initially, there may be a slight adjustment, but most people adapt quickly, and any speech changes are temporary.
Yes, maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial. Orthodontic tools like floss threaders help clean around braces.
Yes, a retainer is typically worn after braces to maintain the new alignment and prevent relapse.
Yes, hard, sticky, and chewy foods should be avoided to prevent damage to braces and teeth.
Yes, you can play wind instruments like the trumpet with braces. While it may take some time to adjust to the feel of the braces against your lips and the instrument’s mouthpiece, most individuals adapt quickly. You may experience some initial discomfort or changes in sound production, but with practice, you should be able to play your wind instrument effectively while wearing braces. If you encounter any challenges, consult with our orthodontist for guidance and possible adjustments.
It’s essential to address gum disease before getting braces to ensure a healthy foundation for treatment.
Specialised orthodontic toothbrushes and floss threaders help clean around brackets and wires effectively.
Properly planned and monitored orthodontic treatment is unlikely to cause TMJ issues and may even help alleviate them.
Alternative materials like ceramic or plastic brackets may be suitable for individuals with metal allergies.
Yes, braces are a common and effective solution for addressing crowded or overlapping teeth.
While there may be an adjustment period, speech difficulties with braces are usually temporary and improve over time.