General & Cosmetic Dentistry & Pediatric Dentists located in Issaquah, WA

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Braces services offered in Issaquah, WA

Issaquah Dental Care offers a variety of orthodontic solutions, like traditional braces, to encourage healthy, straight teeth. The office in Issaquah, Washington, employs a gentle and streamlined process to make wearing braces simple and effective. Call the office or schedule an appointment through the online reservation system to learn more about your braces options.

Braces Q & A

What are braces?

Braces are a traditional orthodontic solution to remedy crooked, misaligned teeth. Typically made from metal, braces attach permanently to the teeth with a strong adhesive. Additionally, braces custom-fit to your mouth for maximum comfort and come in various fun colors to personalize your experience. 

Your orthodontist adjusts the device every subsequent visit to encourage gradual shifts over time. You may experience tightness, soreness, and pressure while wearing braces. This is expected, especially after an adjustment to your braces. Also, bands sometimes attach directly to the braces to aid in realignment, which can add additional pressure.

Why do I need braces?

Many people benefit from having braces during their lifetime. Most people don’t have perfectly straight teeth with no signs of misalignment. Braces also help correct jaw and bite abnormalities, such as an overbite or underbite. As a result, both adults and children benefit from obtaining braces.

Additionally, a crooked, misaligned jaw or set of teeth creates unnecessary problems, such as:

  • Difficulty chewing
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Sleeping issues
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
  • Jaw pain and soreness
  • Headaches

Depending on the severity of malocclusion, the orthodontist may encourage the use of headgear while you sleep. This device applies additional pressure and further increases the efficacy of your braces.

Are braces safe?

In short, braces safely realign your jaw when applied and monitored by a trained professional. You may experience mild discomfort as the braces realign the teeth and jaw. 

It’s essential to fix a broken bracket to ensure braces function properly. Braces may wiggle loose from time to time, causing a wire or a bracket to pop out of place. Additionally, a popped wire can poke the inner lining of your cheek, causing irritation and potential sores. Contact your braces care expert immediately to remedy any of these issues.

How do I care for braces?

While wearing traditional braces, it’s recommended to avoid certain foods. Hard foods that you bite into or are tough to chew may pop brackets. It’s best to avoid foods like apples, raw vegetables, certain bread, and sandwiches. Furthermore, foods with small, tough pieces pose extra risks, such as popcorn, gum, ice, nuts, and candy. 

Make sure to care for your teeth and braces while wearing them. Brushing and flossing regularly prevent the formation of tartar and cavities. 

Call the Issaquah, Washington office to learn more about traditional braces or schedule using the online portal.