Caring For Your Braces
Okay, you got braces... now what? Scroll down to learn how to keep them clean, not break them, and breeze through your treatment to get that stunning smile!
brushing and flossing
When you have braces, it's very important to brush and floss after every meal to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your orthodontic treatment. To floss with braces, use a floss threader or special orthodontic floss to thread the floss behind each wire.
When you get your braces on at Blue Mountain Orthodontics, our clinical assistants will go over proper tools and techniques and send you home with a home care package filled with goodies to help you make your teeth and braces sparkle!
dangerous foods (aka no-no foods)
Special care must be taken to avoid hard, sticky, and chewy foods that could damage your new appliances. The brackets are affixed to your teeth with a strong-- but temporary-- cement and can be broken or distorted by "no-no foods". Choose soft foods, and cut potential bracket-breaking foods into small pieces before enjoying them. Call us if you notice something is loose or broken.
Great news for athletes-- you can still play sports even with braces! Be sure to always wear a braces mouthguard for protection. Here at Blue Mountain Orthodontics, you can purchase a high-quality ShockDoctor braces mouthguard in a variety of colors to match your team!