14 Jan How to Get the Most Out of Your Braces
The team at Euksuzian Orthodontics strives to make your experience wearing braces as enjoyable and comfortable as possible! Our Medford, NJ orthodontist, Dr. Sarkis Euksuzian, specializes in gentle and comfortable orthodontic care to make wearing braces a positive experience. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your braces to help ensure the time you spend in treatment is positive and enjoyable.
Steer Clear of Braces-Busting Foods
When you had your braces placed on your teeth, we told you how important it is to avoid eating foods that can damage or break your braces. You should steer clear of hard, crunchy, gooey and sticky foods. Regardless of how tempting that sticky candy bar or hard crusted bread may be, refrain from eating these types of foods that can harm your braces. If you do end up breaking your braces due to something you ate that you shouldn’t have, it could extend the time you spend in braces, which is something neither you nor your orthodontist wants!
Keep Your Braces Clean
To ensure that you don’t develop tooth decay or gum disease while wearing braces, be sure to brush and floss your teeth very well. Food particles and plaque can easily hide and build up in all the nooks and crannies around your braces. You should brush your teeth four times per day and floss at least once per day, preferably at bedtime. In addition to your regular toothbrush, we recommend using an Interdental toothbrush (Proxabrush) which is a small tool that makes getting between and around the brackets and wires easier.
Don’t Skip Your Adjustment Appointments
Your regularly scheduled adjustment appointments are very important as this is when we check your progress and make necessary adjustments to your braces. If you skip these appointments, it can slow down the treatment process and extend the time you spend wearing braces. Orthodontic treatment is a 2-way street so to speak as both you and your orthodontist have responsibilities to ensure you receive the optimal result which is a straight, healthy and beautiful smile!
Contact Us at Our Medford Orthodontist Office
These tips are designed to help you make the most out of the time you spend in braces. It’s also important to get answers to any questions you have about your braces. We serve patients from throughout the greater South Jersey area including Mt. Laurel, Marlton, Mt. Holly, and the surrounding communities. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, as we’re always happy to talk with you!