Showtime Smiles Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry Guide to Braces

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Braces are easy. Said no one ever. As many of us know, getting braces can be a complicated process if you don’t have resources available to learn about all that’s involved in the process. They’re not just a cosmetic procedure; braces are important for aligning our orofacial structure and teeth in a way that is healthy, functional, and strong. We’ll be using our teeth for the rest of our lives, so we should take good care of them! 

At Showtime Smiles Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we believe an important part of the orthodontic process is teaching our patients about what options are available before getting braces, how the procedure is administered, and how to properly maintain braces afterward. Between choosing what types of braces to get and figuring what foods are okay to eat, getting braces can be confusing and complicated! We want everyone with braces to be fully informed about the process, so they can confidently wear and care for them.

To help patients navigate the process, here’s our guide on how to maneuver the world with braces. It includes the answer to anything you could ever ask about braces from our orthodontic expert, Dr. Dan! And if you still have questions about getting braces in McKinney, we’re always happy to answer. 

1. A Brief History of Braces

Have you ever wondered what orthodontics were like in ancient times? Keep reading to learn more about the history of braces!

2. Why Traditional Braces Are Still Important

Dr. Dan and our highly experienced team stand by the fact that there is still a place in orthodontia for traditional braces. Keep reading to learn how traditional braces can still be advantageous over different, newer forms of treatments.

3. Damon Braces: Making Braces Fun

The Damon System is a high-tech line of braces that can help realign your teeth much faster than traditional braces. There are many benefits to using Damon braces to realign your teeth, and Showtime Smiles Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry can help you decide if they are right for you.

4. First Week with Braces

Check out our ultimate guide on handling your first week with braces. We’ve included everything you need to know, like what to eat and how to clean your teeth.

5. Life with Braces

Spoiler alert! We don’t mean to ruin the surprise, but here’s what you can expect after you get your braces fitted. FYI, it’s really not so bad.

6. Life After Braces

Life after braces is a like Peter Parker’s after he was bitten by a spider. Kind of. Though you won’t have any superpowers, you may experience an increase in confidence and you will definitely have a handful of new responsibilities that you didn’t have before.

To learn your braces options set up an appointment with Dr. Dan and he can learn more about your individual needs and your unique teeth, so that he can provide you with informed treatment suggestions. We can’t wait to give you the straight, beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted. You can contact our McKinney, Texas office here or call us at 972-547-4443 to schedule an appointment.