Home Care Instructions
You will have to spend more time than usual when brushing your teeth to do a good job removing food from your appliances. Success in preventing cavities depends on your care and diligence when brushing. Also, the quality of the result of treatment depends directly on the effort and cooperation of the patient. Please be consistent in following instructions and keeping appointments to finish your treatment in the planned treatment time.
Life With Braces
Having braces will provide you with a beautiful smile for a lifetime. Remember that in orthodontic treatment, you will get out of it what you put into it. We are like a sports coach- we can coach from the sidelines, but we are not allowed on the field. It’s up to you!! We are here to make your experience a fun one.
Eating With Braces
Once treatment begins, we will explain the complete instructions and provide a comprehensive list of foods to avoid.
As a reference, some of the foods include ice, hard candy, chips, and all sticky foods (i.e. caramel and taffy). You can avoid most extra appointments to repair broken or damaged braces by carefully following our instructions.
Retainers and Retention
The retention phase of your treatment is just as important as your active orthodontic treatment and requires just as much care and attention as your braces to ensure the final finishing and retention are as good as possible. If your retainer breaks, or is lost, please call the office immediately for replacement.