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Life with Braces

Eating

Braces are like little magnets to food, so it’s important to keep your teeth and appliances clean and be careful what you put in your mouth.

The pulp is important during a tooth’s growth and development. However, once a tooth is fully mature it can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it. After endodontic therapy the patient will no longer feel any pain in that tooth because the nerve tissue has been removed and the infection has been eradicated.

Foods to Avoid

Sports

It’s very important to wear a mouth guard when participating in sports that may result in any kind of contact with your mouth. Wearing a mouth guard not only protects your appliances, but your mouth, lips and check as well. If your appliances become damaged or your teeth loosen, please call the office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

We suggest avoiding sports that have continual direct contact with the face, such as boxing.

Musical Talents

Wearing braces shouldn’t interfere with playing a musical instrument, however there will need to be a period of adjustment. If you play a wind or brass instrument, talk to your orthodontist about how to make your adjustment period more comfortable.

Brushing and Dental Hygiene

Continuing regular teeth cleaning is even more important while wearing braces. Food particles will continually get caught in your teeth and appliances that can cause increased oral health problems if not cleaned, brushed and flossed, regularly.

Braces Emergencies

If you are new to braces, you might run across some issues that may seem like orthodontic emergencies. Just remember, there are very few real emergencies when it comes to orthodontics and most problems can be easily fixed at home.