Ceramic braces are a great option for people looking to straighten their teeth in a more discreet way. However, they do require some extra care over traditional metal braces. If you’re considering ceramic braces, read on to see what Dr. Joseph A. Wilson recommends you do in order to take care of them while they’re on your teeth.
Brushing and flossing twice a day will help remove residual food particles and plaque from the braces and teeth. This will greatly decrease the chances of developing cavities. If you are having trouble flossing between your teeth, you might want to try using a floss threader loaded with waxed dental floss.
Dark foods and beverages can cause staining on the tooth enamel but not the ceramic coating. This could make the braces no longer perfectly match the shade of your teeth. You can still enjoy dark beverages in moderation. However, it would help if you drink them through a straw.
Eating sticky foods or chewing gum can potentially bend wires and break brackets. A similar threat is posed by eating crunchy foods and hard candy and chewing on things like pens, pencils, and ice. Ideally, you should cut all of these things out and seek alternative foods.
If you think ceramic braces are for you, then call us today at (505) 325-8858 to schedule an appointment at our Orthodontics, Inc. office in Farmington, New Mexico.