The Pros and Cons of Dental Braces

The Pros and Cons of Dental Braces

Posted by Vita Dental on Mar 11 2022, 03:04 AM

The Pros and Cons of Dental Braces

Dental braces aim to improve oral health by straightening the teeth. They are used to correct gaps, crooked teeth, underbite, malocclusion, and other flaws experienced in the teeth and jaws. 

The Pros of Dental Braces

Beautiful Straight Teeth 

Patients get braces done to have straight teeth. A beautiful smile is something to show off. One of the best ways in which people can attain a beautiful and healthy smile is by having braces. Straight teeth also offer easy brushing and flossing.

Saves Money and Time

Crooked teeth need to be fixed as they make the quality of your oral health poor. It heightens the risk of tooth decay and other oral illnesses. It frees up your time by reducing visits to the dentist for several orthodontic issues. This treatment helps to save your money and protect your teeth and gums from any potential damage.

Improves Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem

People become self-conscious about crooked or misaligned smiles. Some of them feel self-conscious and often avoid smiling and laughing at social events. Braces allow such people to be courageous and to pose for group photos. They never feel the need to lay their hand over the mouth or move away from the camera again. 

The Cons of Orthodontic Treatment

Braces Are Very Noticeable

Being in braces can be difficult in a public sense. There is an embarrassment in wearing braces which can be expected while going through the treatment. 

Clear braces are also an option. They are a little less noticeable to other people. They have all the benefits of metal braces and are generally non-staining, and more discreet.

It is Difficult to Clean

Braces make it a little tougher to maintain the cleanliness of your teeth, gums, and tongue. Braces trap food easier, making it necessary to properly brush at least twice a day. It is also important to properly clean the brackets and wires of the braces to keep them in a good shape. Smaller and more targeted tools can be used in this process. 


Children experience frustration and encounter burnout during the treatment. This is because they find it difficult to eat their favorite foods. Also, hard food causes the wires to break and the food gets stuck between the teeth and the braces. 

Schedule an appointment with Vita Dental to ensure a straight and healthy smile that enriches your confidence levels. We are located at 1799 N Fry Rd, Katy, TX 77449. Contact us at (713) 766-1208 or visit our website to book an appointment. 

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