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Braces: Causes, Risks, Prevention and Types of Braces

Braces - Causes and Risk Factors

People have their teeth straightened for a variety of reasons. These include: 
  • Dental health – crooked teeth may be more difficult to keep clean, increasing susceptibility to gum disease or dental decay 
  • Aesthetics 
  • Chewing function 

For most people, orthodontic treatment is most often elective. It is rare that teeth will be lost if treatment is not started. There are often alternative solutions to orthodontic problems, but a decision on treatment modality should only be made after a consult with a dental specialist. 

Braces - Preparing for surgery

Braces - Post-surgery care

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