Cavalancia Orthodontics

Tips for Adults With Braces

April 21, 2022
Posted By: Cavalancia Orthodontics

Braces treatment is becoming increasingly popular among adult orthodontic patients who have decided to invest in their smile’s full potential. With the variety of new, more discreet, braces options, treatment plans are streamlined, effective, and transformative. Whether you choose to get Invisalign aligners, lingual (invisible) braces, or stylish ceramic, Cavalancia Orthodontics will provide you with a treatment plan that suits your goals, budget, and lifestyle, providing beautiful results that last a lifetime.

Expect Some Discomfort

The first week after you’re fitted with your new appliance, or first start wearing aligners, is going to feel weird. You will need a few days for the feelings of tightness and pressure to subside, to get used to the extra material in your mouth, and many patients experience a lisp when speaking. Try to schedule your important interviews and presentations for when you’ve adjusted.

Carry a Braces Kit to Work or School

Carrying a braces survival kit to work or school can be lifesaving. Keeping dental wax, mouthwash, toothbrush, toothpaste, and lip balm handy is a must for comfortable braces-wearing.

If You’re an Athlete, Sport a Mouthguard

Whether you play team sports, take kick-boxing lessons, or play pickup soccer games on the weekend, you’ll need a fitted mouthguard to protect your braces and teeth. Let the orthodontist know so they can fit you for one.

Stay Consistent with Oral Hygiene

This is not quite a falling-asleep-with-your-makeup-on situation. If you’re in the Barely Holding It Together Club (same,) try to put a concentrated effort towards staying on top of your oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing your teeth and braces consistently, or remembering to wear your aligners for 22 hours every day is necessary to achieve the smile result you’re dreaming of. Just a little negligence and your treatment could be majorly delayed.

Coffee and Wine, Through a Straw??

Avoiding all the classic braces-unfriendly foods goes for adults too (unless you have removable aligners) but there are a couple more mainstays of grown-up life to look out for. Coffee, red wine, and tobacco are terribly staining, and you should keep them away from your teeth and orthodontic appliances as much as possible.

Contact Your Orthodontist Today

If you’re curious to see how braces or Invisalign could improve your smile don’t hesitate! Contact Cavalancia Orthodontics and request an appointment, and our expert will discuss your goals, and can even show you a computer-generated image of the results you can expect from treatment, using scans of your teeth. Explore the different braces types we offer, from lingual to ceramic, and get started today. The sooner you take the plunge the sooner you’ll see the transformation!

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