At Rosenberg Orthodontics, our Williamsburg Brooklyn orthodontist wants to make sure that you get the most out of your time wearing braces. Braces are an excellent way to solve common problems that people have with their teeth, such as issues with their bite, crowded teeth, spaced teeth, and more. When you have braces put on by our Williamsburg Brooklyn orthodontist, it is important to know that you will have to take extra care of your teeth in order to keep them clean and healthy. Unfortunately, wearing braces means that there are just some foods that you are better off avoiding for the time being. You should stay away from foods that are hard or difficult to bite, like apples. You should also avoid especially sticky foods, like caramel candies. Carrots, pretzels, popcorn, corn on the cob, and nuts are other foods that you should steer clear of when you have braces. These foods can loosen the wires or break your braces, ruining the progress you have made thus far.
Aside from choosing your foods wisely, you also need to be especially diligent about your oral hygiene techniques when you have braces. When you brush your teeth, make sure to carefully brush over the exposed part of each of your teeth and around the brackets. You can also purchase a smaller brush to use over the brackets and around the wires between each bracket. The metal and wires and rubberbands that are in your mouth are basically a magnet for food debris and bacteria. It is important to do your best to clean as carefully as possible to avoid stains and tooth decay.
If you are interested in learning more about braces along with the various services provided by our Williamsburg Brooklyn orthodontist, we invite you to visit the Rosenberg Orthodontics website for additional information. If there are any questions or concerns regarding our services or another related topic, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Feel free to give us a call during our regular office hours, or send us a message anytime using the contact form on our practice’s website. You can also schedule appointments with our Williamsburg Brooklyn orthodontist by phone or online. We hope to see you soon at Rosenberg Orthodontics.