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Do you want to have the best orthodontic experience possible? If so, our Full Smile Orthodontics team is more than happy to help you!

You will have your braces for many months, maybe even years, so it’s important to establish a good relationship with them. If you treat your braces right, they’ll treat you right. So, we recommend doing the following things so you can have the best experience possible with your braces in Carlsbad, California:

-Floss: Flossing is extremely important, especially because it deeply cleans your smile and prevents gum disease. So, please make sure to floss at least once a day. However, we understand that flossing might be difficult with braces, so if you would like to make flossing easier, talk to your orthodontist about floss threaders.

-Avoid eating sticky or hard foods: It’s tough to give up your favorite candies, like toffee, caramel, gum and other sticky treats, but if you do, your braces will thank you. Eating these foods could severely damage and break your brackets and wires, so it’s best to avoid eating them altogether.

-Chew with your back teeth: If you bite into foods with your front teeth, there is a high chance that your front brackets and wires can break. So, it’s time to change your habits. It’s best to cut hard-to-eat foods into small pieces and pop them into the back of your mouth, chewing them with your back teeth.

-Wear rubber bands and headgear: Make sure you wear your rubber bands, headgear, and other orthodontic appliances when recommended. If you don’t, your treatment time could be increased by months. It’s best to wear them now so you can prevent issues in the future.

If you have any questions about the tips we’ve given you, please call our office today at 760.804.0080 at your earliest convenience. We also recommend scheduling an appointment with your orthodontist, Dr. Daniel Adams, if you have any concerns about your braces or smile. We are happy to help you in any way we can!