Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora
3555 North Highway 19A, Mount Dora, FL 32757

Staying Comfortable While Wearing Braces

Caring for Braces

If you are a new braces wearer or are likely to be one in the near future, you are probably wondering how to keep comfortable and happy while you wear orthodontics. Luckily, it really is not that hard to continue the lifestyle you love while taking great care of your teeth and getting the best possible results from your treatment with braces.

New patients are commonly concerned about what they can—and can’t—eat while wearing braces. For the first few days after getting your braces, you may want to eat soft foods only. Tough meats, hard breads, and crisp fruits and vegetables should be avoided until you are comfortable with your braces. Once you get used to wearing them, you can enjoy a variety of the foods you have always enjoyed. Just remember to avoid caramel candy, bagels, whole apples, nuts, popcorn, and other sticky, chewy, or hard foods.

It’s not uncommon to have some discomfort in the first few days after getting your braces. To alleviate any pain, rinse with warm salt water and take an over-the-counter pain reliever. If your new braces irritate the inside of your mouth, you can use the wax your orthodontist provided to cover the sharp edges.

If a wire starts to protrude from your braces, causing discomfort, simply find a tool with a blunt edge and gently press the wire back into place. Applying wax to the wire’s edge can help reduce irritation. The rubber bands or wires of your braces can become loose, but they can be fixed easily. See your family orthodontics professionals to ensure that everything is where it should be.

Thorough dental care must be maintained while you wear braces, and proper brushing and flossing must be practiced as usual. Take extra care to remove food particles from your braces to prevent bacteria, plaque buildup, and tooth decay.

Adhering to your orthodontist’s instructions on how to use your headgear, retainers, and rubber bands is critical to keeping your treatment as short as possible. It is essential that you take good care of your orthodontics and wear them exactly as prescribed. Always wear a mouth guard if you play sports to avoid expensive damage to your otherwise affordable braces.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Mount Dora, call Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora today at (352) 729-3668 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mount Dora. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora, 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 Mount Dora. 

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