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Orthodontics: Braces Usage and Wearing Tips

Adults and children alike can be found sporting braces with regularity. The demand for cosmetic dentistry, particularly braces, has been on the increase over the course of the past twenty years -- not only for children and teenagers but for adults as well.

If you are an adult who has just obtained braces personally, or if you have a child who just obtained braces, you likely are interested in making certain that you understand how to best use and wear braces.

Your Braces and Eating

When it comes to braces and eating, there actually are certain foods that you will have to avoid eating. You will need to avoid eating very hard substances and very sticky products. Both hard and sticky food products can disrupt the placement of your braces (for example, pull them loose or throw them out of alignment) or damage the appliances themselves.

Your orthodontist or cosmetic dentistry specialist will be able to provide you with a list of dos and doníts when it comes to food, eating and your braces.



Brushing Your Teeth with Your Braces

Brushing your teeth becomes doubly important when it are wearing braces. Food can easily become stuck in your braces. If this lodged food is not removed promptly, it can end up causing damages to both your teeth and your braces.

You may want to consider investing in a device such as a water pick to ensure that you are able to thoroughly clean your teeth and braces. These water prick devices can be purchased at nearly any discount retail outlet and they can be ordered over the Internet and World Wide Web as well.

Quite like with your food choices, your dentist will provide you with a description of how you need to brush and floss your teeth when you are wearing braces. In order to ensure your overall oral health, it is very important that you follow these tips and suggestions.

Your Braces and Sports

Because you run the risk of having your mouth hit if you are involved in sporting activities, it is very important that you wear and appropriate oral guard if you are going to engage in sports while wearing braces.

While it never is a pleasant experience to get hit in the mouth with a ball or some other object or person while engaging in sports, such an accident can become even more serious (and severe) when you are playing sports while wearing braces. Significant damage can be caused to your mouth if you have a facial or mouth injury while playing sports while wearing braces.

Your cosmetic dentist specialist or orthodontist can assist you in finding the best oral guards to be used while you are playing sports with braces on your teeth.

What to do When Injured when Wearing Braces

If you are unfortunate enough to become involved in an injury to your mouth or face while wearing braces, it is very important that you seek prompt medical attention. This must include an appointment with your cosmetic dentistry specialist or your orthodontist who is specifically versed in dealing with damage to dental appliances and resulting injuries to the mouth, gums and teeth.




 
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