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Braces are a relatively common solution for correcting dental alignment problems. Yet some people are uncomfortable with visible orthodontic hardware on their teeth. One way to reduce the visible impact or your braces is to have Dr. Christopher Corsa apply a porcelain glaze.

This special material can be shaded to perfectly match your natural tooth enamel. Once it has been installed the casual observer will struggle to notice the braces in your mouth.

It’s important to give your braces a little extra focus in your daily oral hygiene routine. This will require you to brush twice and floss once each day. If you are having issues cleaning hard-to-reach places, you might want to try using interdental brushes or a floss threader loaded with waxed dental floss.

There are some foods and activities could prove troublesome for your braces. Sticky foods and chewing gum can easily get stuck in the wires and bands causing damage. This is also true for hard and crunchy foods.

It’s also important to keep in mind that the special porcelain-ceramic material will not be as susceptible to dental staining as natural tooth enamel. It might be a good idea to drink dark beverages through a straw and cut back on dark foods.

If you live in the San Jose, California area and you’ve been thinking about getting braces, you should call 408-997-7772 to set up a consultation at Corsa Orthodontics.