Once you have braces, it’s important to know how to take care of them!
There are certain foods you should avoid, as they could damage your new appliance:
If your teeth feel a little loose that’s perfectly normal. Your braces must first loosen your teeth to be able to move them into the right position.
You can even play sports in braces, as long as you wear a mouth guard designed to protect your teeth as well as your appliance. We offer the latest performance mouthwear from Under Armour. Ask your clinical assistant about how to get yours.
As you adjust to your new appliance, your mouth may be a bit tender or sore for a few days. We recommend an over the counter pain reliever or swishing with a lukewarm saltwater. Also, don’t forget to use wax if your lips or cheeks are feeling a bit irritated.
Be careful with your appliances. If you have a loose or broken appliance, contact us and our patient care specialist will recommend the best treatment care for your situation.