Having decided to have orthodontic treatment, you have taken the first step towards achieving a well-aligned, more pleasing, and healthier smile. Whether you will be wearing conventional braces, clear aligners, or other orthodontic appliances, the success of your treatment will depend in part on your compliance with care as well as the efforts you make to keep your teeth and braces clean and healthy.
At the office of Precision Dental Care, you can rest assured that you will receive the professional guidance and care you require. Dr. Ochoa will keep you well informed as to what you can expect to experience with your orthodontic appliances and the changes you will see as care progresses. She’ll also provide you with any specific care instructions regarding appliance wear and care. Always feel free to ask any questions. Dr. Ochoa and her team are happy to address all of your questions and concerns.
During orthodontic treatment, you will need to be more careful about what you eat as well as more diligent in keeping your teeth and appliances clean. Eating certain foods (especially hard, sticky, crunchy, or tough foods) and certain oral habits (like chewing ice, biting pens, or nail-biting) can be very damaging to whatever type of braces you’re wearing.
Keep in mind that beyond watching the foods that you eat and maintaining good oral hygiene, it’s essential to wear your appliances exactly as directed. In this way, your treatment can progress without any unnecessary delay. Also, remember to protect your braces from damage and your mouth from injury. Wearing a mouthguard while participating in sports helps to safeguard both your orthodontic appliances and your smile. Our office will guide you in selecting a mouthguard that addresses your needs.
Achieving the best orthodontic outcome depends on teamwork. As your trusted partner in care, Dr. Ochoa can help you enjoy the benefits of a well-aligned and healthy smile.
For more information on aligning your smile and the many services we provide, give us a call today.