Braces are designed to effectively realign your teeth, through the course of routine adjustments. You need to keep in mind that if any part of your braces is damaged or bent or you have one of more teeth develop cavities, it will most likely increase the duration of time you need to wear ceramic braces.
It’s a good idea to avoid chewing gum and eating sticky foods. They can easily get stuck in the wires and bands causing damage or even breaking something loose. At the same time, you should also be wary of eating crunchy foods, hard candy, and chewing on things like pens, pencils, and ice.
It’s important to clean your braces, brush your teeth, and floss between your teeth and the gum line twice each day. A diligent daily oral hygiene routine will greatly reduce your chances of developing tooth decay issues. Removing food particles and plaque from your braces by brushing and flossing alone can sometimes be a challenge. You might want to try using a water jet, interdental brushes, or a floss threader with wax coated floss can help keep these hard to reach places clean.
To learn more about how to take care of your braces, you should call Haws Family Dentistry at 435-734-9144 today.