Knowing what foods you can and cannot eat with your braces can impact the quality of your life and the desired treatment outcome. Preventing damage to the brackets, bending of the arch wires as well as keeping your teeth free from tooth decay will help you achieve the optimum results from your orthodontic treatment.
Muscular pressures can influence teeth position and dental arch stability and studies indicate that the position of the teeth is determined by the pressure from the lips, tongue and childhood habits. Modern research has shown that a number of poor childhood habits (aka incorrect myofunctional habits) are the real causes of incorrect jaw development, crowded teeth and other orthodontic problems.
Invisible braces or invisible aligner systems are relatively newer options for straightening teeth. Unlike conventional braces, aligner systems use a series of custom-made removable aligners that can straighten your teeth without brackets and wires.