What are braces?

Dental braces are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help position them with regard to a person’s bite, while also aiming to improve dental health. Braces also fix gaps.

Why do some people need them?

Some people need to the straighten teeth and fix gaps.
Braces can also help:
Prevent Gum Disease.
Prevent Tooth Decay.
Prevent Cavities.
Help with Digestion.
Braces Prevent Injury.
Braces Prevent Bone Erosion.
Braces Help with Proportions.

How do I know if I need braces?

It is hard to tell but there are some things you can watch for, including: Late, early or irregular loss of baby teeth. Difficulty biting or chewing. Misplaced, crowded or blocked-out teeth.


While the average cost for braces is $5,000 to $6,000, some individuals pay as little as $3,000 or as much as $10,000. This is because orthodontic treatment is highly personalized based on both the orthodontist and the patient. Your expenses will depend on your age, insurance plan and the type of braces you wear.

Can you die?

Not really but this did happen:

Multiple tests revealed she was suffering from an infection, known as endocarditis, which caused her to endure two mini strokes and is thought to have been brought on by a piece of metal, from her braces, entering the teenager’s heart.

She was forced to undergo open-heart surgery, lasting five-and-a-half hours, before spending eight weeks in hospital, where she celebrated her 15th birthday.

Although now home and ’90 per cent back to her normal self’, She will require regular hospital check-ups for the rest of her life.

How do braces feel?

THEY ARE PAINFUL! (most of the time)


Fact #1 – Braces Are Nearly 300 Years Old
Fact #2 – The Type of Wire Used for Braces was Invented by NASA
Fact #3 – All Orthodontists are Dentists
Fact #4 – Braces Aren’t Just for Teens

Smaller Things:

You can still safely play sports
You can still effectively play musical instruments, including ones that use your mouth
Braces don’t actually set off metal detectors
Braces do not interfere with radio signals
Braces are not magnetic