|LIFE WITH BRACES
Creating the perfect smile does mean you will have to live life a little bit differently, but it is will worth the end result.
Certain areas of you life which you may have to modify include eating, and home care.
Your mouth and teeth may feel sore when you first get your braces. Usually this will last two to three days. We recommend a light, soft diet for those initial days, after that you will be able to resume normal eating.
When wearing orthodontic appliances, there are very few things you will need to avoid eating. Sticky, tacky candy is one of the few things we suggest you try not to eat, as it can loosen, or break your orthodontic appliances, resulting in prolonged treatment.
The rest of your diet can remain the same, as long as you modify the way you eat certain foods.
All of these instructions, as well as how to maintain good oral hygiene will be discussed in detail the day your orthodontic appliances are placed.
Braces and Sports...
You will be able to participate in all of your sports activities while wearing your braces, however you will need to wear a special orthodontic mouth guard which we will be happy to provide you with.