Helping Your Orthodontist – The Do’s And Don’ts

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Any teenager who has had overbite or under bite or crooked teeth will attest to one thing, wire contraption on your teeth is one of the most unpleasant sensations known to man. Leave alone the unpleasant feeling, it also requires more care on a daily basis and the pain which follows a tightening is never welcome. However, the end result does make a difference, a difference that could impact your future. So today we have compiled a list of tips which are a must do for anyone wanting to keep up your oral health.

Watch what you eat

Major downside of braces in Perth is the restriction of certain foods. Chewy, crunchy and hard food will have to put off until you can get your wires out. Foods such as chunky peanut butter, gooey chocolate and caramel, sticky fudge, hard nuts, corn- off the cob, boiled and popped, are definitely on the no no list for the foreseeable future. Foods such as soft breads, chips, fruit and vegetable might have to broken or cut into smaller pieces and eaten with care so as to not damage the hooks or wires. You will also have to limit sugary foods such as chocolate, candy- soft or hard, sugared foods as they have a bigger chance of getting trapped in between the wires and causing decay in your teeth if missed at a cleaning.

Brush regularly

This might be redundant, but when you have braces, you absolutely have to brush your teeth, and for maximum effect, make sure to brush after every meal especially if you eat messy or troublesome foods which have a tendency to get trapped in your teeth. Always remember to change your tooth brush every 3 months otherwise the germ build-up will cause more damage.

Post removal care

All those with who have been through the dental wire phase know the best day is when they come off and you have a whole bunch of ideas planned to celebrate the freedom and a popular choice is getting teeth cleaned or whitened. After almost 2 years of wires and metal obstructing your smile, all you want is to get rid of the much and junk that get s trapped and get the blinding smile everyone keeps talking about. However, a little word of advice, it would be best to wait for a few days before getting a cleaning and wait a few months for bleaching or whitening to let the enamel of your teeth to settle down. Having orthodontic work done is never fun but the end result makes all the pain you go through worth it.