Living With Braces

Living With Braces

When people think of braces they naturally think of a mouth full of metal. Yes, there is that, however, people may not realize just how far braces have come over the years. Today, people no longer have a single option, they can have colored brackets as well as clear brackets and for some, completely invisible aligners are ideal.

  • Braces take additional oral care:

The tough part about getting accustomed to wearing braces West Loop is becoming accustomed to all the additional care that you need to take. While you are wearing braces there is more to do than brushing and flossing, in addition to looking after your teeth, you also have to look after the brackets and wires. A Water Pik is a very good investment; it is perfect for ensuring that your teeth, brackets and wires are all free of food bits and other debris as well as helping to keep your teeth free of plaque. It is also important to use a dentist recommended mouth wash.

  • Dietary changes as well:

It is not just a change in the amount and type of care; you are also going to have to pay particular attention to your diet. No doubt your dentist will provide you with a list of foods that you have to avoid when you wear braces West Loop. It’s basically “junk food” that you need to avoid; sticky caramels, peanuts, pretzels; that kind of thing as well as drinks that are laced with sugar or are acidic by nature. These types of foods and beverage can pull the brackets off the face of your teeth.

These are but two of the changes that you need to adapt to while you are wearing braces. Never lose sight of the fact that these are minor inconveniences when you remind yourself of the beautiful smile you will have when the braces have done their job.

There is no doubt that there will be changes in your life during the time you wear braces West Loop, but the results are well worth it. To discuss braces in more detail you are invited to make an appointment with Pure Dental Spa.

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