Get the most out of orthodontic treatment

How to get the most out of your orthodontic treatment

Getting braces will dramatically improve your health, comfort, and confidence when it comes to your teeth. Orthodontic treatment may be a unique experience for every patient, but there are certain steps everyone can take to make sure you get the most out of your orthodontic treatment. At Charlottesville Orthodontics, we want to ensure all of our patients receive the highest quality care and also know how to maintain their care. With orthodontic appliances like braces and Invisalign®, we are your local children’s, adolescent, and adult orthodontists. Learn how to get the most out of your orthodontic care and smile brightly with your beautiful smile!

Good oral hygiene routine

Standard oral hygiene practices still apply when you have braces, but you may need to make a little bit more effort once orthodontic treatment begins. Add braces-specific tactics and tools to your normal routine, like floss threaders to get floss behind your wires and in between your teeth more easily. Brushing and mouthwash will help, but consider getting plaque-disclosing tablets from your orthodontist or a different provider to make sure you clean hard-to-reach spots around your braces. For braces-specific questions about brushing and flossing, please never hesitate to ask the Charlottesville Orthodontics team.

Protect your teeth & mouth!

A few adjustments may need to be made to your everyday life to protect your braces, but an effective and speedy orthodontic treatment is well worth some temporary inconvenience. When you eat, avoid sticky or chewy substances and chop up hard foods like raw vegetables before you eat them. Here at Charlottesville Orthodontics, we even offer you a list of foods to avoid while you have your braces on. We also recommend that you or your child wear a mouthguard during any athletic activity where you may be hit in the face. This can help prevent your braces from being damaged by contact or getting stuck to other parts of your mouth.

See your orthodontist on a regular basis

Keeping a regular appointment schedule is critical to your treatment process. Every time you miss or delay an orthodontic appointment, you run the risk of throwing off the treatment plan your orthodontist laid out. Charlottesville Orthodontics has solutions for your common orthodontic problems and more. Reach out promptly if any issues with your braces or teeth come up. We are always happy to help address your concerns and come up with solutions together. It is our priority, as your children’s orthodontist, to provide excellent, regular care, especially in the form of early orthodontic treatment.

Call Charlottesville Orthodontics today!

For all questions or concerns about your orthodontic treatment, please talk to your local Charlottesville Orthodontics team and orthodontists. We are more than happy to assist you. Our staff wants to ensure that you are getting the most out of your care every step of the way. Whether you are concerned about early orthodontic care, adolescent care, or adult care, we can help! To schedule your next appointment with the orthodontist in Charlottesville, contact us or fill out our online appointment request form. We look forward to seeing you and continuing to transform your smile!