Life With Braces
The benefits of braces are great but to gain these benefits, a little patience is first needed. Adjusting to braces can seem challenging at first, but over time these temporary additions will feel natural and comfortable. Above all it is important to learn the best ways to take care of your braces over the course of your orthodontic work, ensuring they deliver your perfect smile. Some things to keep in mind with braces include:
- Eating with braces – While you can still eat whatever you want with Invisalign, there are certain foods to avoid when traditional braces are used. Avoid foods that are sticky (gum), crispy (popcorn), hard (carrots), and chewy (gummies).
- Initial soreness – During the first few days of your braces, it is normal to have sore teeth. Gargling with salt water or taking a minor pain reliever can help take away this annoyance.
- Physical activity – Those who play physical sports should wear a mouthguard during games and practice. Keep your teeth extra safe during your orthodontic treatment.
- Cleaning your braces – During your orthodontic treatment, continue to brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. While it may seem harder to get between the teeth, it is most important to continue these habits, ensuring good oral health
With the help of Dr. Ben, life with braces can be easy! Enhance your natural beauty with the perfect smile you’ve always wanted. Schedule an appointment with Neibaur Family Orthodontics today: 801-269-0303