Nov 16, 2011
Braces are known to trap food particles and make it difficult to brush or remove plaque, which is why Drs. Styrt and Job recommend that you brush and floss after every meal. We also encourage you to use a proxabrush to help with the smaller areas where your toothbrush doesn’t reach. We encourage the use of fluoride rinse as well; ask Dr. Styrt or Dr. Job for a recommendation.
When your braces are initially placed, your teeth are likely to be very sensitive. You may experience discomfort for up to 3 or 5 days, which is why we encourage you to eat soft foods during that time. Remember, the less pressure you put on your teeth, the less discomfort you will have.
You may also be thinking, “Okay, so what can I eat?” We would encourage you to avoid eating sticky, hard, crunchy or chewy snacks that can stick to your teeth.
Our team at Dr. Paul J. Styrt, Specialists in Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry will tell you it’s crucial to regularly check your braces for bent or loose wires and brackets. In the event of a loose/broken wire or bracket, please call our San Diego orthodontic office immediately to schedule an appointment for repair.
Lastly, in addition to visiting Dr. Paul J. Styrt, Specialists in Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry during your orthodontic treatment for adjustments, you should visit your dentist for professional check-ups and teeth cleaning appointments about every six months, or as recommended by your dentist.
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