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At Smiley Dental Hampton, Dr. Lynh Pham and Associates provide metal and ceramic braces for our patients in Dallas, Texas who are desiring a straighter smile.

As one of the most effective ways to align the bite and correct a crooked smile, braces are also good for your gum health? This is because when your bite is aligned correctly, healthy gum tissue fits more securely around the tooth, keeping it protected against the ravages of gum disease by keeping harmful bacteria from setting up house.

Another benefit of wearing braces is that once they are on, they are on for the duration of the treatment period. Whereas correcting your smile with removable aligners makes you have to think about keeping them on, with braces this daily-decision-making process is eliminated. You have already made the decision. Remember, braces and aligners are both effective at correcting smiles, but they have to be in place to do the job!

Wearing metal or ceramic braces will mean implementing a daily oral hygiene routine. Taking care of your teeth and gums is always necessary, but even more so when your teeth are wearing brackets and wires. This requires brushing, flossing and rinsing daily, especially after eating. If you don’t clean your mouth well every day, you are at risk for tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, mouth sores and bleeding gums.

To help our patients wearing metal or ceramic braces, we have found that using an electric toothbrush can make brushing easier, and using an oral irrigator cleans easily around brackets and wires. These tools are highly effective and easy to use while aligning your smile.

For more information, please call Smiley Dental Hampton in Dallas, Texas at 214.467.4800. Dr. Lynh Pham and Associates are here to help you with all your smile needs!