For Best Results

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Group of smiling people.As your trusted Mississauga and Thornhill orthodontist, we at Orthodontically Yours have made it our mission to provide excellence in orthodontics. We want to do all we can to allow for the best possible results so that each and every one of our patients can achieve their perfect smiles. In order to accomplish this though, it’s important that our patients also give their best effort in maintaining care for their braces by following a few simple guidelines.

Achieving the Best Possible Results

In order for your treatment process to go as smoothly as possible, we recommend the following:

  • Make sure to brush after every meal or snack.
  • Unless you can brush your teeth immediately afterward, avoid eating anything too sugary.
  • Don’t remove or tug on any of your orthodontic appliances.
  • Don’t play roughly or engage in any behavior that may result in your braces being damaged.
  • Keep your orthodontic appointments so your treatment process stays on track.
  • Continue to see your dentist once every six months.
  • If your braces or other appliances break or become loose, please call us as soon as possible so we can schedule an appointment to fix them.

Eating While Wearing Braces

When you’re wearing braces, you’ll have to avoid certain foods – hard foods and sticky foods. Also, you should minimize your consumption of foods that are high in sugar.

Hard Foods

Hard foods can break or damage the wires and brackets in your braces. For the benefit of your orthodontic treatment, you should avoid all hard foods. A few examples include the following:

  • Ice
  • Nuts
  • Hart taco shells
  • Corn on the cob
  • Apples and carrots (unless cut into small pieces) 
  • bages
  • Chips
  • Jolly ranchers
  • Pizza Crust

Sticky Foods

Sticky foods can get caught between brackets and wires and potentially loosen them. Some of the sticky foods that you should avoid include:
  • Gum
  • Licorice
  • Toffee
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Caramel
  • Starburst

Sugary Foods

While sugary foods don’t need to be avoided, they still need to be minimized because they can cause tooth decay and other related problems. Unlike hard and sticky foods, you can have sugary foods as long as you don’t consume them more than once per day. Some of the foods you’ll have to minimize are:
  • Cake
  • Ice cream
  • Cookies
  • Pie
  • Candy
  • Soda
  • Sweetened tea 
  • Gatorade
  • Kool-Aid

Broken Braces

At Orthodontically Yours, we’ve refined our techniques in bonding braces and we utilize the best materials to ensure that your braces will stay secure on your teeth. This still requires some cooperation on the part of the patient though. Without proper care and following the aforementioned tips, braces can break off, delaying the process and causing worse treatment results. As an incentive to maintain excellent care, we provide a reward to all our patients who have gotten through our treatment without their braces breaking. However, accidents do happen sometimes, so it’s important that you give us a call as soon as you notice that your braces are broken. We need to schedule an appointment as soon as possible so that the treatment can proceed effectively.

 Contact Your Mississauga and Thornhill Orthodontist Today!

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with us, we encourage you to request a consultation online or give us a call at one of our two convenient locations. You can reach us at our Mississauga office at (905) 820-6511 or our Thornhill office at (905) 763-9098. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to helping you on the path to your perfect smile!