When you first get braces some things in your life will change. You may need to change the foods you eat for a while. However, the important thing to remember is that by wearing your braces you will be able to go through the rest of your life with a beautiful smile that will fill you with a lot of confidence. When you get braces in Bayport at our dental practice, Charles P. Fiorenti, DDS, we will be able to provide you with information about how to care for your braces.
At our practice our expert and highly trained orthodontist is Dr. Charles P. Fiorenti. It is very important that our patients know how to care for the new braces in Bayport. If braces are not well taken care of, our patients may end up needing to make unnecessary trips to our office to replace broken wires or brackets. You also want to take care of your braces so that your mouth will remain as comfortable as possible. When you first have your braces installed, your teeth and mouth may get sore several hours after the braces are put into place. You may want to take Tylenol so that your mouth will be able to remain comfortable the next day. In order to not be irritated by the braces, you can put wax over the sharp or irritating areas of the new braces in Bayport.
If you break a bracket, band, or wire, you will need to come in to see our orthodontist. It is very important that you visit our practice for your regular appointments and checkups. If your braces are not well taken care of, they will not be able to correctly move your teeth into their proper positions. Broken parts of braces can move teeth into a wrong position, cause damage, and end up increasing your treatment time. If you stop coming into our practice for care of your braces in Bayport due to financial reasons, please let our office staff know so that we will be able to assist you. Most importantly, we hope you will avoid foods which can harm your braces, including foods that are hard, crunchy, or sticky. These type of foods can bend wires or even cause your braces to become loose. Again, if this occurs, your overall treatment time may need to be increased. Some foods you may want to avoid include half-popped kernels of corn; thicker chips such as Doritos; ice; hard pizza crusts; nuts; hard taco shells; gum; and hard fruits or vegetables, such as apples. We want your braces experience to be as comfortable and productive as possible, while keeping the treatment time as short as possible.