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Living with Braces: Potential Issues to Consider| Hampton Cove AL Orthodontist

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Braces are a common rite of passage for many people, and, thankfully, they have become more comfortable over the years. People generally have few problems with their braces outside of the expected minor discomfort. However, depending on your lifestyle, there are potential risks to consider. Below are some common issues that you might experience and tips on how to avoid them. 

Mouth Injuries 

Most people know the importance of wearing a mouth guard when participating in high impact sports such as football or hockey. However, when you have braces, even a fall from running can pose a threat to your lips. Ask our doctor about getting a mouthguard for all physical activity as it will act as a safeguard and protect your lips from potential damage. 

Increased Risk of Tooth Decay 

When you have braces, it’s important to still practice good oral hygiene. Since flossing and careful brushing require greater effort, it can be easy to slack off in these areas. However, doing so will only further complicate your treatment and damage your teeth. There are plenty of tools at your disposal designed to help you clean around braces, from pre-threaded floss to pressurized water tools. If you’re having difficulty adapting your regular routine, ask the orthodontist about different options that can help. 

Activity-Related Issues 

There are some inconveniences that can arise when trying to add braces into your day-to-day routine. Certain musicians for example might experience discomfort when getting used to playing with braces. People who sing or do extensive public speaking might have some minor issues with pronunciation or discomfort caused by your lips rubbing against the metal. Most of these issues will fix themselves as you get used to living with braces. However if the discomfort persists, ask your orthodontist about the different relief options you have. 

Most individuals who have braces do not have any long-term complications throughout their treatment. However, there are smaller issues that can arise when you are first adjusting to your braces that can become a big annoyance if left unaddressed. By knowing what to expect and raising any concerns or issues you might have with your orthodontist, you will be much more prepared to tackle these small issues. Contact our office today to schedule your next visit

Johnson Orthodontics
Phone: 2564891868
2124 Cecil Ashburn Drive, Suite 170
Huntsville, AL 35802

Huntsville

Orthodontist Huntsville
2124 Cecil Ashburn Dr, Ste 170
Huntsville, AL 35802

OFFICE HOURS

Monday:8am to 5pm
Tuesday:8am to 5pm
Wednesday:8am to 5pm
Thursday:8am to 5pm
Friday:Closed
Saturday:Closed

Hampton Cove

184 Old Highway 431, Ste D
Hampton Cove, AL 35763

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm