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!
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.
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.