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At Smiley Dental Garland, Dr. Marcie Bunch and Dr. Minjeong Suk offer traditional metal and ceramic braces for our patients in Dallas, Texas looking for a straighter smile.

Braces are one of the most effective ways to align the bite and correct a crooked smile. But did you know that a straighter smile is also good for your gum health? When teeth are aligned correctly, healthy gum tissue fits more securely around the tooth, keeping it protected against the ravages of gum disease.

Another benefit of wearing braces is that once they are on, they are on for the duration of the treatment period. Whereas correcting your smile with removable aligners makes you have to think about keeping them on, with braces this daily-decision-making process is eliminated. You have already made the decision. While braces and aligners are both effective at correcting smiles, they only work when the appliances are in place.

Wearing metal or ceramic braces does require implementing a diligent daily oral hygiene routine. Taking care of your teeth and gums requires brushing, flossing and rinsing daily, especially after eating. Even without braces, if you don’t clean your mouth well every day, you will invite tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, mouth sores and bleeding gums.

For our patients wearing braces, we have found that using an electric toothbrush can make brushing easier, and using an oral irrigator effectively cleans around brackets and wires. These tools can be your best friends while aligning your smile!

If you have any questions, we invite you to call Smiley Dental Buckner in Dallas, Texas today at 972.616.0060. Dr. Marcie Bunch and Dr. Minjeong Suk and our team are here to help you have a healthy, confident smile!