Life with Braces

Has your orthodontist at Durrett Orthodontics provided you with custom-made braces? It may take some time to get used to your new smile with braces, but it is important to properly take care of your new appliance. This will allow for a quicker and more effective treatment. What is involved in your new life with braces and what will your new treatment process be like? Read on to find out more!

Life with Braces

Eating with Your New Braces

In order to avoid damaging your teeth and braces, you will need to eliminate certain foods from your diet. Some of the following are foods to avoid: chewy, sticky, hard, crunchy, or foods you need to bite into. Apples, gum, caramels, ice, candies, bagels, and corn on the cob are a few foods to avoid. Although this disqualifies several foods, it doesn’t totally eliminate the foods you love. Soft foods such as pasta, rice, fish, mashed potatoes, and even ice cream are the perfect option for individuals with braces.

Make Your Appliance Last

Closely follow your orthodontist’s instructions on properly caring for your braces. Avoid certain foods and activities will help to make your braces last. For active sports, we recommend investing in a mouthguard to better protect your smile. If they do become damaged, then contact our office right away to get back on track with your treatment plan. Wax helps to protect your mouth from discomfort until you can make an appointment with Our Orthodontist, Dr. Sharon Durrett. For more questions concerning taking proper care of your braces, contact our ortho office today.

Our Services

About Orthodontics

Did you get new braces from Dr. Durrett? It may take some time to get used to your new smile with braces, but it is important to take care of your new appliance properly. ...

Learn More

Clarity Advanced Ceramic Braces

Our Orthodontist, Dr. Sharon Durrett at Durrett Orthodontics in Tampa, FL offers a wide variety of orthodontic services for our patients. We provide the unique service of Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Braces by 3M Unitek to help you ...

Learn More

Craniofacial Orthodontics

Durrett Orthodontics in Tampa, FL provides a wide range of orthodontic services to improve patients’ teeth, mouth, and jaw. Craniofacial orthodontics is included and focuses on helping patients with different birth defects....

Learn More

Dentofacial Orthopedics

Our Orthodontist, Dr. Sharon Durrett at Durrett Orthodontics in Tampa, FL is proud to be experienced in a wide range of orthodontic specialties. One of these is known as dentofacial orthopedics and is a subspecialty of orthodontics. ..

Learn More

Forsus Braces

Our Orthodontist, Dr. Sharon Durrett is proud to offer a unique variety of ortho services to our patients including Forsus™. Our aim is to provide each patient with a high-quality treatment plan that is right for them. ..

Learn More

Emergency Care

It is important to have a reliable emergency orthodontist on hand to prepare for stressful situations. Dr. Durrett provides emergency care for her patients at Durrett Orthodontics in Tampa, FL. What should you do if ...

Learn More

Invisalign

Achieving the perfect smile seems like a distant dream to many individuals, but at Durrett Orthodontists in Tampa, FL, we are prepared to help you successfully have the perfect smile of your dreams. We use a wide ..

Learn More

Palatal Expanders

Our ortho staff members at Durrett Orthodontics are eager to provide you with the highest quality of orthodontic care possible. We use a variety of orthodontic appliances to better help your jaw, mouth, and smile. ..

Learn More

Propel Orthodontics

Innovations in orthodontic care and dentistry have allowed our office to provide patients with the highest quality of care. Durrett Orthodontics in Tampa, FL proudly supplies individuals with a wide range of ...

Learn More

Retainer Instructions

Has your orthodontist at Durrett Orthodontics in Tampa, FL gave you an orthodontic retainer to wear? No doubt they went through proper care instructions and how you should use it in regards to your unique smile. ..

Learn More

Surgical Orthodontics

Our Orthodontist, Dr. Sharon Durrett at Durrett Orthodontics in Tampa, FL are experienced in a wide range of services including surgical orthodontics. What is involved in surgical orthodontics and how can these procedures benefit your smile?..

Learn More

TADS

TADS (Temporary anchorage devices) are among the many orthodontic services Durrett Orthodontics in Tampa, FL provides for our patients. We are eager to give all individuals in the area the best quality of care possible ...

Learn More

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces are a tried-and-true method of straightening teeth. Although it may not be as appealing because of its appearance, traditional braces are an effective option for correcting most orthodontic problems...

Learn More

Your Orthodontist in Tampa, FL

Book an Appointment Today: 813.920.1935