Hard foods may do damage by bending wires, loosening cement under the brackets and bands or breaking the brackets and tubes which have been attached.
Sticky foods can damage appliances by bending wires and pulling brackets or bands loose.
High-sugar foods increase the likelihood of plaque build-up. If you do eat them, brush your teeth immediately afterwards. If you cannot brush right away, always rinse your mouth with clear water after eating sweet food.
Calcium and Vitamin C are very important for healing bone and collagen that are affected by the movement of your teeth. Consuming adequate amounts of these nutrients daily will also help maintain healthy gums.
Early interceptive orthodontic care is actually preventive care. Our intention is to prevent crooked teeth and a bad bite from developing.
Orthodontic teeth straightening technology has improved dramatically in recent years and you don’t have to wear unattractive metal braces in order to straighten your smile.
Even if you are in your 50s, 60s or older, it’s not too late to straighten your teeth and give yourself the smile you’ve always dreamed about.
In many cases, Damon®Smile braces reduce both total treatment time and the number of adjustments and office visits needed.
Invisalign uses clear aligners that fit snugly over teeth and slowly move the teeth into their correct positions, just like braces.