Give Up Troublesome Habits
There are many things you currently do every day that might interfere with your orthodontic treatment or might cause problems for you.
If you’re a smoker, consider quitting or at least giving it up while you’re getting your teeth straightened. Cigarettes and other tobacco products contribute to oral health problems like gum disease and cavities, and they can make it hard for your body to build new bone, which is an essential part of the orthodontic process.
Chewing on pens and other non-food objects can damage aligners and braces, and they can interfere with your treatment. It’s best to give it up.
Chewing gum can be healthy if not done too much, but it can also cause problems with cleaning braces. It’s probably not worth it when you’re getting your teeth straightened. If you do want to chew gum, do it carefully.
Drinking soda and other acidic beverages is always bad for your teeth, but the damage can be multiplied when you are wearing braces. Snacking is a similar situation, and it can be even more troublesome if you wear clear aligners that need to be removed each time you eat. And that require you brush and floss your teeth every time you eat or drink.
Looking for Easy Orthodontic Treatment in Fort Atkinson?
Are you considering straightening your teeth in or around Fort Atkinson? We can help make sure you have the best experience and get the results you want.
To learn more about your orthodontic options, please call (920) 563-7323 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at BKS Dental.