Braces are not something any of us look forward to dealing with for months or years, however worth it to have nice, straight teeth by receiving Surrey orthodontic treatments. There are several ways to make sure the relationship is a good one by following the recommendations listed below.
- Floss,floss,floss. It’s important for everyone to floss and can’t be stressed often enough and even more for those wearing braces. Yes, it’s a pain to floss around those braces but it’s the best way to prevent gum disease and other oral health problems. Ask the dentist about using floss threaders to make the chore a lot easier. This is no time to take a holiday from flossing and a few extra minutes is worth the effort after all you’re goal is to have a great smile.
- Avoid sticky, hard foods. Yet another thing to avoid is foods like caramel, toffee, gum and other sticky treats. You can try to be careful and eat them but it’s probably better not taking the chance of breaking a bracket or wire.
- Chew with your back teeth. If you usually take big bites with your front teeth it may be time to change the way you eat. Taking a big bite of food with your front teeth can leave your braces vulnerable to damage. Cut large food into bite size pieces and use your back to chew instead.
- Wear rubber bands and headgear. On top of the prospect of wearing braces for a couple of years you may need to wear rubber bands, headgear and other orthodontic devices. Sure it’s another annoying thing to deal with but failing to do so may increase the treatment time by months. A little inconvenience now will avoid problems in the future.
Doing your part and following the above recommendations will guarantee the best results possible. Contact Viva Orthodontics in Surrey and book your appointment today.