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Many people wear braces on their teeth. Traditional braces use brackets and wires to properly align the wearer’s teeth. Many young people get braces when they are younger since their jaws are still growing. However, Many adults are taking advantage of orthodontics and having their smiles straightened.

If you have a problematic alignment of your teeth, your dentist may suggest braces. Aberrant bites can cause problems with your jaws, damage to your teeth, and difficulty speaking and eating.

Once your braces have been placed, it is important to keep up good eating habits and to maintain a healthy mouth. Foods that contain sugar and starch can contribute to tooth decay. Foods that are sticky, hard or tough can damage your dental work.

If you would like to find out more about braces, our dentist, Dr. Lautt will be happy to see you. If you live in the Ventura, California area and would like to schedule an appointment at Coastal Orthodontic Care, call 805-650-1080, today.