Orthodontics – Braces and Travel

Are you wearing braces and planning to take a trip?

If you are concerned about traveling while wearing orthodontic braces, you shouldn't worry too much.  Just make sure that you bring a few items with you. Of course you will want to bring a toothbrush and toothpaste.  Along with that you will want to bring with you dental floss/flosspick, and mouth rinse.  As far as extras.  It is always a good idea to bring with you spare elastics (if being used) and orthodontic wax to help with any wires that can cause discomfort. Wearing braces shouldn't hamper your travel plans in any way.  Bringing a few care items with you should be enough for you to be able to enjoy your trip without any worries.  

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Top 5 Orthodontic Myths:

Top 5 Orthodontic Myths:

1. Braces are expensive. It's hard to put a price on a beautiful smile that you’ll keep for the rest of your life. However, we will work hard to create a plan for you that maximizes your insurance benefit and makes treatment as affordable as possible.
2 .Braces are painful. There may be some minor discomfort and sensitivity directly after an adjustment, but the majority of the time you won't even notice the braces are there. And if you choose Invisalign, you won't even see them!
3. Braces are ugly. Modern advances have brought braces a long way. From customizable bands to the Invisalign system, braces can now be colorful or even invisible!
4. Braces needed only to straighten teeth. Orthodontics isn't just about pretty teeth. Improper bites aren't always obvious, but can negatively affect the way you chew and more. Getting your teeth and jawbone in the correct position will create harmony and better function.
5. Braces are for kids. There is no age limit for orthodontics. The nature of how your teeth move and shift is the same in adults as it is in children. Most importantly, it's never too late to use a great smile.

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Braces and Orthodontists in Brookfield Wi – Dr Todd Connell Orthodontics

Everyone Leaves With Simply Spectacular Smiles.

At Dr. Todd Connell Orthodontics, each patient's treatment plan is uniquely their own.

 

Metal or Traditional, Braces

This is the most common type of braces. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive than they were only a few years ago. The reason most patients choose metal braces is because they’re most efficient and effective at moving teeth. You can customize your braces with colored bands and change the look of your braces with each visit.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of translucent material and are designed to be less noticeable. This option is most popular with adult patients, due to the cosmetic appeal. They have some small disadvantages, however. Ceramic brackets are a little more fragile than metal brackets, and the elastic ties can become discolored between visits, especially if you drink a lot of coffee, tea or red wine, or if you smoke.

With either of these options, your appointments can be monthly or every other month with excellent brushing and dental care.

When you first meet Dr. Connell, you’ll appreciate his passion for life, learning, and the arts. His dedication to the health and happiness of others is clear in the way he works with patients.

Dr Connell’s commitment to lifelong learning shines through in the work he does with dental students. He has served as an adjunct associate professor at Marquette University’s highly regarded Dental School for more than 20 years and is active in several study clubs. His recommendations are based on a thorough understanding of the peer reviewed scientific literature. He has authored published editorials in the Journal of the American Dental Association(JADA) and the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics(AJODO) voicing concerns regarding over treatment.

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