If you are receiving orthodontic care, especially traditional braces or Tip Edge orthodontics like Dr. Aerni offers, they will become a part of you over the course of your treatment. Due to this, it is important that you take proper care of your braces to ensure they remain effective and clean.
Below, Dr. Aerni offers several suggestions on how to best take care of your braces:
Remember to floss!
Flossing can be a pain, especially with a mouth full of wires and brackets. However, it is important to floss and remove particles of food from between your teeth and braces. Flossing is the best way to ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy throughout your treatment.
Stay away from certain foods.
You hear this all the time from your dentist or orthodontist, but, nonetheless, you need to stay away from hard candies, suckers (especially those caramel apple ones), chewy candies, and corn on the cob! If you eat these foods, and your brackets or wires break, your braces will no longer do their job properly until fixed.
Wear a mouthguard while playing sports.
Dr. Aerni always recommends wearing a mouthguard while participating in sports. However, when you have braces, it becomes even more important to wear a one to protect your braces and your teeth.
Be attentive to your braces.
If you have a wire that breaks, or brackets that have become loose, it is important schedule an appointment to get these problems corrected ASAP.
Are you (or your child) in need of orthodontic care/braces?
Aerni Dental in Strongsville, OH offers orthodontic care for our patients, and everyone in the area looking for orthodontic care. As stated above, Dr. Aerni offers Tip Edge orthodontics. To learn more about what Dr. Aerni offers, and to see a patient story, click here.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to visit Dr. Aerni, click here. Dr. Aerni and his team are always welcoming new patients!