If you want a positive and successful orthodontic experience, then you need to have a great relationship with your braces. In order to do that, our Jensen Orthodontic Arts team recommends that you do the following things:
-Floss: Make sure you floss between your teeth each day. Doing so will clean your mouth, prevent gum disease, and lessen your chances of having an embarrassing food-filled smile. If you have a hard time flossing between your teeth because of the braces, you can talk to your orthodontist about a floss threader.
-Avoid eating sticky or hard foods: As you may already know, sticky and hard foods can easily damage your braces. So, it’s best to avoid eating those foods altogether.
-Chew with your back teeth: Chewing with your front teeth can increase your chances of breaking brackets and wires. So, we encourage you to cut your food into small pieces, pop them into your mouth, and chew them with your back teeth.
-Wear rubber bands and headgear: If you need to wear rubber bands, headgear, or other orthodontic appliances, it’s best to wear them at the recommended times. We do understand that this might be annoying, but if you refuse to wear them, your treatment time could be increased by months.
Doing these four things will help you keep your braces in pristine condition and it will also help you have the best orthodontic experience possible. For more information and details about how to have a good relationship with your braces in McKinney, Texas, please call our office today at 214-842-8106 and schedule an appointment with your orthodontist, Dr. Doug Jensen. We are more than happy to help you!