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Do’s And Don’ts Of Braces

Do’s And Don’ts Of Braces

Do’s And Don’ts Of Braces

Braces are no less than a magical touch that helps you regain your beautiful smile by re-aligning and straightening the uneven teeth. While it may take anywhere between 6 months to 2 years to attain those perfect pearly whites, the result that doctor achieves is definitely worth the wait. Initially, you might experience a little discomfort due to the metal wires stuck between your teeth, but as time goes by you get used to them. At Creative Dental clinic also known as the braces specialist in Pune, we make sure your experience of getting braces is effortless and painless.

While you are getting used to having wires in your mouth, it is also important to take care of them properly. From making sure that they don’t break to ensuring your teeth are healthy and clean, there are a few essential Do’s and Don’ts that you need to follow to ensure the period of wearing braces go without any damage to your teeth and helps you maintain dental hygiene throughout the treatment.

Eating:

 

Braces can be a little uncomfortable in the beginning as they come in your way of routine activities like eating and you might not be comfortable in chewing certain type of foods, especially hard and chewy foods. It is highly advised to avoid foods like nuts, candies, tough meats, or raw veggies/fruits as they can cause damage to your wires or elastic bands. Consuming sugary or starchy foods can cause plaque to build around the brackets which can be difficult to clean, causing stains and cavities.

Instead, it is recommended to eat soft foods that are cut into small or bite-sized pieces, making them easy to chew, avoiding impact and stress on the wires or elastics of your braces.

 

Brushing:

Brushing with braces

The most critical part of taking care of your teeth when wearing braces is making sure you don’t get food stuck in your teeth. The longer the particles are stuck in your teeth, the more it increases your risk of having dental problems. Brushing your teeth twice a day is not enough to clean them properly. It is recommended that you clean your teeth after every meal using a soft bristles toothbrush. Flossing at least once a day is also recommended to thoroughly clean any residue left in the between teeth or wires.

 

Dental Checkups:

Dental checkup

Dentist hands working on young teen patient with dental braces.

Going for regular checkups during the treatment is one of the most important aspects of the treatment and you need to make sure that you don’t miss even one appointment as it will delay the realignment process even further. Besides the scheduled appointments, if you ever feel that the wires or elastic bands are bent/broken or causing damage to your teeth, you immediately need to consult your doctor, instead of taking care of itself. Apart from this, if you feel excessive pain, swelling or stiffness in your mouth due to the braces, you need to visit your doctor immediately and do not prolong the suffering.

Having the best orthodontist in Pune, we at Creative Dental Clinic and Implant Centre have the expert team of doctors that will help you throughout the treatment, making it effortless and painless. Our dental clinic in Pune is dedicated to providing an unparallel and professional care for your oral health.