Advanced Dental Care of Orlando
12131 South Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32836

Living Well with Braces

Caring for Braces

Wearing braces can help you achieve the best smile possible and do it all in a relatively short period of time. While it is true that braces can cause some inconvenience and require additional dental care, the results will make it all worthwhile. Take a look at the tips below to learn how best to maintain your braces and live a comfortable, happy life while getting the stunning smile you have always wanted.

Many new wearers of braces wonder what sort of foods they can and cannot eat during their treatment period. When braces are initially put on the teeth, it is wise to stick to a diet of mainly soft foods to ease the process of adjustment. Steering clear of tougher cuts of meat, hard bread rolls, sticky candy, ice, popcorn and crunchy produce is also a good idea. Fortunately, however, you will be able to resume eating most foods sooner than you think, provided that you cut things into smaller bites when necessary. Following these simple tips will help prevent damage to the braces that can be costly and inconvenient.

The first few days with braces may be marked by some general soreness of your teeth and mouth, and biting into foods may also bring a bit of discomfort. To alleviate this type of pain, try using warm salt water to rinse your mouth when needed. For more stubborn pain, you can take whatever over-the-counter pain reliever you generally prefer. If you are feeling soreness or irritation in your cheeks, lips, or tongue from contact with the braces themselves, you may want to use wax provided by your team of family orthodontics experts to help ease the pain.

If one of your bands or wires becomes loose and starts irritating your mouth, get yourself a blunt tool and gingerly push the problem wire back where it is supposed to go. Use wax to prevent further injury inside the mouth and get in touch with your orthodontist so that the braces can be checked for damage.

Brushing remains extremely important while you wear your braces, so be sure to maintain the dental care routine you have always had. Braces can create nooks and crannies that can sometimes hasten tooth decay or plaque buildup, so pay careful attention to doing the best job possible.

Finally, taking care of your braces and protecting them from harm is one of the best ways to get the results you want from your course of treatment. You must be diligent in wearing any headgear, rubber bands, or retainers prescribed by your orthodontist. If you are an athlete, be sure to get yourself a mouth guard to protect against damage to the appliances themselves as well as to your mouth and teeth.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Orlando, call Advanced Dental Care of Orlando today at (407) 545-3810 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Orlando. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Orlando, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Orlando. 

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