Posted on Apr 15, 2016
Nail biting is damaging to your mouth and teeth in a lot of different ways, but biting your nails during orthodontic treatment can cause a whole new set of problems. Many people bite their nails as a nervous habit, brought on by stress, boredom, or other emotions. In fact, it’s been found that around 30% of kids and 15% of adults are nail biters!
Below are a few of the damaging effects that nail biting can have on your orthodontic treatment:
The best thing you can do for your oral health and your overall health is to kick the habit now! Below are a few tips on how this can be done:
For more information on staying healthy during your orthodontic treatment, please contact Lockett Orthodontics, located in Colorado Springs, CO!
We offer orthodontics services for all ages, young and old - it’s never too late to correct your teeth and obtain the beautiful and healthy smile you’ve always wanted!
Our friendly and knowledgeable orthodontist and staff are excited to get to know you and help you achieve your perfect smile!
Address: 3210 E. Woodmen Rd. #200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920