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You’ve probably seen people with braces. Do you ever wonder why they choose to get them? Dr. Bertha Dieguez and our staff at Dieguez Smiles in Birmingham, Alabama, would be happy to enlighten you.

Braces were invented to correct a misaligned set of teeth and jaw. The traditional kind contains little brackets which are bonded to your teeth with special dental cement and then connected by a wire. This wire is tightened from time to time so as to gradually shift your teeth and jaw into their proper positions. Today’s braces are better than ever before, with superior materials and less needed adjustments. Dr. Bertha Dieguez is an expert in tightening your apparatus to just the right degree so as to offer you the quickest, safest and pain-free braces treatment that you can possibly receive.

Depending on the circumstances of your mouth and your dental habits, braces will be on your teeth for an average of one to three years. After that, you’ll be given a retainer to wear for a time. This will protect your bite from falling back into its former misalignment.

If you have a malocclusion that needs correcting but choose to opt out, you risk greater oral health issues later in life such as tooth decay, gum disease, abnormal speech or chewing, wearing out your tooth enamel or developing jaw problems.

Do you have questions? Simply phone our orthodontic office today at 205-980-4744. We can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.