Taking Care of Your Teeth and Brackets with Six Month Smiles

Columbus Dentist

More and more adults are asking their dentists how they can straighten their teeth without wearing traditional braces, and one popular solution is called Six Month Smiles. If you’re preparing to begin adult orthodontics treatment with Six Month Smiles, then keep reading for advice on caring for your teeth and brackets.

Keep Up with Oral Hygiene
For the sake of your teeth and gums, it’s always important to brush and floss your teeth. However, once you’re provided with your Six Months Smiles braces, the need for good oral hygiene will increase. For example, if you don’t brush 3 times per day as directed, then your tooth enamel may suffer damage. To make it easier to brush when you need to, consider keeping a toothbrush with you or at your workplace. Also, try using a water flosser and interdental brush to get at hard-to-reach spots under the wires.

Be Mindful of Your Diet
Your dentist will instruct you to avoid certain foods that may stick to your brackets or even pull them from your teeth. Also, foods like these may get stuck under the wires and make it more challenging for you to keep your teeth clean. Hard candies and foods should be avoided because they may break your brackets, and your dentist may recommend that you cut back on sugary foods to make it easier for you to maintain good oral hygiene. To help prevent damaged brackets, foods that are very hard, are very chewy, or that can’t be cut up into smaller pieces may be off limits during your treatment. Some of the specific foods that your dentist may tell you not to eat while wearing Six Month Smiles braces include nuts, pizza crusts, chicken wings, tacos, burgers, chewing gum, and candies with nougat or caramel.

Oak Creek Dental Care wants to help you smile with confidence. If you’re ready to begin your Six Month Smiles journey, then please call us today at (614) 882-5525 to schedule your consultation for adult orthodontics in Columbus, OH.

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