Adults and Braces: Here Are Some Handy Suggestions
There was a time when braces were associated with youngsters. How things have changed! These days, one in four people seeking orthodontic treatment is an adult, according to the American Association of Orthodontists.
Whether for a healthier, more comfortable bite, or enhanced appearance, the orthodontist at Orthodontics, Inc. has been providing excellent results with a personal touch for people of all ages. Our practice offers a full range of state-of-the-art options for creating a smile our patients will be proud of for years to come. For adults who desire a less noticeable form of treatment, clear removable aligners, clear braces, and braces that hide behind the teeth, have become popular options.
Here are some tips to help adults adjust to and maintain their new appliance:
Brush often: Oral hygiene is even more critical in caring for your braces. It is suggested that you brush after every meal and snack, taking care to brush every tooth at the gum line and beneath the brackets.
Cleaning crew: Using dental floss between the teeth and beneath the wires is critical. A waxed variety of floss may smooth the process, and consider picking up an orthodontic flosser or floss threader at the pharmacy. An interdental, or proxy, brush is handy for spaces between the teeth.
No toothbrush handy? Get used to carrying a travel-size toothbrush around, but if you’re in a situation where you’re unarmed, give your mouth a brisk rinse with water or mouthwash.
Food for thought: It’s best to avoid hard, crunchy, or chewy foods. If any of these find their way to your plate, be sure to cut them up into small pieces.
With today’s techniques and materials, there’s no better time for adults to consider orthodontic treatment to attain a healthy, beautiful smile. And no one is more experienced and equipped to deliver excellent results than the orthodontist at Orthodontics, Inc.. Please contact us today to arrange an appointment!