Looking after your braces
Get the best results from your treatment.
Seeing your teeth move into a straighter position with braces or aligners is a little bit like watching magic happen. These small appliances really do get fantastic results.
But… to get these fantastic results, you need to play your part. That means looking after your braces. Here’s a few top tips for doing just that.
Having orthodontic treatment doesn’t interfere too much on your lifestyle, but you will need to be careful about what you eat, as some foods can damage your braces.
All of these have the potential to break or damage your braces, which can affect your treatment time and results.
There are lots of yummy foods you can eat though. These are softer foods which you will find are kinder on your teeth, particularly when they’re feeling a little tender after an adjustment appointment.
Brace-friendly foods include:
One of the questions we often get asked here at Modern Orthodontics is, can I clean my teeth while wearing braces?
The answer is yes!
It is really important to keep your teeth clean while having orthodontic treatment, as your teeth are at risk of plaque build-up and decalcification. In addition to seeing us for appointments, we also recommend you keep up your regular check-ups with your dentist.
After you have been fitted with braces, our friendly team will give you instructions on how to care for your teeth. If you have any questions, you can always give them a call.
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