It’s never fun to deal with an emergency, especially one involving your orthodontics! While we are available to help you as soon as possible, it’s always best to avoid orthodontic emergencies in the first place. We’re sharing a few ways you can prevent them from happening to keep your smile happy and healthy.
- Be careful with the foods you enjoy.
Unless you are wearing clear aligners, it’s important to take caution with the foods you are eating. Stay away from hard, sticky, or crunchy foods that can potentially damage your wires or brackets. This can include popcorn, nuts, hard candies, and more.
- Protect your mouth while playing sports.
If you play sports, you should wear a mouthguard that can protect your teeth and gums. Wires and brackets can easily get damaged during play. Even if you don’t play a high contact sport, it’s better to be safe.
- Keep your aligners in a safe place.
While you should only be removing your aligners to brush your teeth, floss, and eat, it’s easy to lose track of them if you aren’t careful. Keep them in a container that’s easy to take with you whenever you need to remove your aligner. Make it colorful and eye-catching so it’s hard to forget.
- Brush and floss regularly.
Keeping up with your oral hygiene routine is ideal to keep any issues at bay. If you have metal brackets, it’s good to keep the food out from between your teeth. Even with alignes, taking care of your teeth will make sure they stay healthy throughout your treatment.
If you are experiencing an emergency, such as a loose wire, or you’ve lost an aligner, or you are in pain, schedule a visit with us right away. For an appointment in Greeley, CO, call Richter Orthodontics today at 970-500-5928 or schedule online.