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The Challenges of Braces Philadelphia, PA
Braces Philadelphia, PA

Let’s be honest and admit that everything has its pros and cons. Sleeping in late sounds (and feels) great, but getting a late start to your workday or school day will put you behind and in trouble. Eating dessert after every meal (even breakfast!) sounds fantastic, but all of that additional sugar in your diet can lead to severe health conditions. You name it, whether serious or silly, everything has its positives and negatives associated with it, including braces.

Having braces is challenging in many ways. Yet, the outcome of wearing braces and enduring all that comes with your orthodontic treatment is a beautifully straight smile that is easy to take care of and even easier to show off. Let’s look at the most common challenges of braces from both sides:

  • Flossing is a pain. We get it! Flossing your teeth is probably one of the last things you want to do before bed, whether you have braces or not. It takes time, and flossing with a mouth full of metal wire and brackets is definitely challenging. However, not flossing your teeth can lead to serious adverse effects. Cavities can easily form between the teeth, plaque and tartar will build up, and gum disease can occur. All of these are serious oral health issues that can be avoided by flossing.
  • Sports participation can be limited. While most people are still able to enjoy competitive sports while wearing braces, certain sporting activities may be restricted. For instance, head-butting a soccer ball needs to be done with skill to protect your mouth from hitting the ball and injuring your lips and gums.
  • Regular appointments are annoying. We get this, too! Multiple appointments can be annoying because they disrupt your day and your schedule. Yet, it is the consistency of regular appointments that allow your orthodontist to maneuver your teeth. Making your orthodontic appointments a priority will help you achieve the smile you are after.

At Broad Street Braces, we are here for you. While some people are lucky enough to be born with a perfect smile, millions of people choose orthodontic treatment for cosmetic reasons or alignment problems. Broad Street Braces is Philly’s premier orthodontic specialist for children, teens, and adults. Contact us today to start on your journey to a beautiful smile.

Posted on behalf of Broad Street Braces

1819 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA , 19148

Phone: (215) 234-3030


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Our Patient Reviews

Broad Street Braces

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 387 reviews

Felicia W

Excellent staff, excellent service with trusty expertise. It was overall a great experience for my son and myself. We are highly satisfied with all the services performed today.

Alisa O

I am pleased with this Orthodontist location because they are very prompt with appointments. It's never a long wait. The staff is kind and willing to fix misunderstandings quickly. They actually play relaxing music in the office. My favorite staff member is Trinh because she answers questions gracefully. Trinh always greets me with a smile. Glad I chose this dental office.

Phuong H

Really nice office. Very clean and modern. Everyone is friendly, especially Trinh. She is great. Love taking my son here.

Refie H

The staff is really friendly, very satisfied with the service. The place is cozy, and also clean, seriously I recommend it to anyone who wanted to have the braces on

Kevin A

My mom received THE BEST service here. Consultations & visits were a breeze & the staff was always so kind. Their bilingual employee, Sara, was very helpful because my mom only speaks Spanish.

Hung C

This is my son’s first time here. This Office is very nice and very professional. Great service. Mrs. Trinh did an excellent job helping us translate Vietnamese. She is really nice and did a great job! Thank you so much!

Angela D

Great experience!! welcoming and good at what they do. Ask for amanda- she's the best!

Thang N

Many friends told me that Trinh always does a great job and I am very lucky today to have her put my braces on! They look great. I am looking forward to coming back for my second appoinment. The treatment coordinator, Rachel is very friendly and welcoming. She is awesome. I would recommend anyone who is interested in braces to come to Broad Street Braces. You would love Dr. Neil!