braces

If you’re fortunate (aka wealthy) enough to be getting braces in Windsor, count yourself lucky! Given that many people who want braces can’t afford them, being able to straighten your pearly whites is a blessing in disguise.

One of the benefits of getting braces in Windsor as an adult is that you’re usually no longer as self-conscious or insecure as you were as a teenager, which means you’ll be able to rock your temporary new look with confidence! Getting your teeth straightened as an adult is quite common, too, with adults being 1 in 5 people wearing them.

If you’re still not convinced that you’ll look good wearing braces in Windsor, the great news is that there is new invisible technology on the market that will allow you to straighten your teeth without using any metal!

 

Some of the benefits of getting braces in Windsor include:

  • Can make brushing and flossing easier
  • More attractive teeth and smile
  • Helps with bad bites
  • Can improve speech
  • Improved self-esteem and self-image

 

How to look after your orthodontic device:

Ensure you brush your teeth well

toothbrush and toothpaste

It’s always essential to brush your teeth, but it becomes even more important to do so thoroughly when you’re wearing an orthodontic device. This is because bits of food are much more easily trapped in the bits of metal, which if not removed can cause plaque to form and erode your teeth. It can be difficult to spot the trapped food, so it’s vital that you brush effectively.

To clean your gums, ensure you tilt your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle in the direction of the gums. Then tilt at a downward angle to clean the top of the brackets, followed by an upward angle to clean the bottom. You may have to clean your teeth more often than usual, such as after every meal.

 

Floss daily

dental floss

Flossing while wearing an orthodontic device can be a challenge, but it is an important component of your hygiene regime. It ensures that you remove plaque and any bits of food trapped between the teeth. If flossing with regular floss is too hard, try an interdental brush instead. Be gentle when flossing to avoid damaging your orthodontic device.

 

Say no to certain foods

Whilst there are few food items you strictly can’t eat whilst wearing braces in Windsor, it is generally recommended that you avoid hard, crunchy, sticky or chewy foods as these can damage or get stuck in the orthodontic device. This means possibly substituting apples for bananas or peaches and crunchy muesli for yogurt or eggs.

It’s also recommended to avoid high-sugar foods and drinks which can cause tooth decay and stain your teeth, leaving an unsightly mark when the orthodontic device is removed.

 

Take frequent visits to the dentist

When you have an orthodontic device, you’ll need to revisit the dentist on a regular basis in order to adjust it. You may experience tightness or pain after the procedure, but this should not last long (if it does, consult your dentist). It is also important to continue with your routine check-ups to spot the early signs of cavities or gum disease, and to get a fluoride treatment to prevent tooth decay whilst wearing the device.

 

Conclusion

Getting braces in Windsor as an adult is an exciting experience. Keep your end-goal (lovely, straight teeth!) in mind and ensure you take proper care of your orthodontic device by brushing, flossing and eating the right foods. Make sure you revisit your dentist regularly to maintain your tooth and gum health.