Braces are one of the most common orthodontic procedures, which will leave you with a beautiful smile. Adjusting to life with braces requires patience and understanding but the rewards for your teeth and the confidence of your new great smile is lifelong.
In the first few days, you can experience soreness, tenderness pain and irritation. Over the next few weeks, there are several things you can do to make your adjustment to life with braces a bit easier.
Brushing with Braces
With braces you should always brush your teeth after each meal or snack. If you are unable to brush right away, you can rinse your mouth with water. You should also use a good fluoride toothpaste and replace your toothbrush often. Your braces should look shiny and clean. Make sure to brush all of the different parts of your braces and all surfaces of your teeth.
Foods to avoid with braces.
Although you can still eat and drink with braces, there are certain types of food you should avoid. You should try to avoid eating chewy, crunchy, sticky and hard foods that require biting into such as apples or nuts.
Floss every day
You should floss everyday while you are wearing braces. A floss threader will also allow you to floss underneath the wires in your braces.
These simple tips can make transitioning into your life with braces much easier. These tips will also improve your overall oral health and hygiene.