Take Care of Your Braces and They’ll Take Care of You

Congratulations on investing in a straighter, healthier, more beautiful smile. Starting out on your orthodontic treatment is exciting at first, but after a few weeks the newness wears off. You might even be tired of cleaning around your appliances or being a little bit harder on them than you should.

What you need to know is that the closer you follow your home care instructions, the better the outcome you’ll enjoy once your braces come off.

Avoid White Circles
If you’re wearing fixed appliances like Six Month Smiles braces, you’ll need to take extra special care to clean around each bracket, every single day. Invest in a special brush or water flosser for hard-to-reach spots. Otherwise, plaque could build up and you not even realize it. Once your braces come off, there could be white circular patterns across your beautiful smile! Don’t skip the fluoride either…the mineral can help to remineralize areas before the white spots become permanent.

Eat the Right Foods
Invisalign patients can take their aligners out during meals, but people with fixed braces need to avoid hard or sticky foods that could break something off. We know you really want to bite into that caramel, but save it for later and you’ll prevent the need to rush into our Sioux City dentist office.

Call Our Sioux City Dentist if Something Breaks
Every now and then things break. It’s just a part of life. If you’ve had a bracket pop off, a spring come loose, or dropped your Invisalign tray down the disposal, it’s not the end of the world. Call us quickly and we’ll get you back on track before your teeth relapse.

Have questions about your orthodontic treatment? Call Whispering Creek Dental in Sioux City today!

Posted on behalf of Whispering Creek Dental