Quick Braces Tips

  • If you wear braces, don’t eat foods that are hard, sticky, crunchy or chewy. Avoid candy, gum, nuts and corn on the cob. Cut raw vegetables and fruit into small pieces.
  • Don’t pick at or pull on braces even if it makes your teeth feel better.
  • Don’t flick your retainer around with your tongue.
  • Remove headgear and wear a mouthguard when playing sports.
  • Try to learn as much about your orthodontic appliances as you can. This will help you talk to us about any problems that you might have.
  • Always keep orthodontic wax handy and carry a travel toothbrush.

Oral Hygiene Tips

  • Brush – When you brush your teeth make sure the toothebrush is at a 45 degree angle and is brushing the gums too.
  • Floss – Floss at least once a day. Do it before brushing for a deeper clean.
  • Clean Your Tongue – After brushing your teeth brush your tongue and roof of your mouth to get rid of bad breath germs.
  • Use a mouthwash once a day.
  • Visit the dentist regularly.