How to take care of braces

It is well known that braces require special care routines and habits to protect your investment. Once that you get your dental braces, you might feel unsure about how to keep a good maintenance and care of your dental braces; you may also feel some pain in your mouth for some time until you get used to them.

That is why in this blog article we will share some advices on how to take care of your newly placed braces.


Eating a healthy and nutritious diet during the braces treatment is essential to your teeth, bone, and gums since they will undergo a lot of changes.

Once that you get your braces you must take care to avoid chewy, sticky, and strong food that can leave non-accessible residues or that can even damage the braces.

That is why soft, nutritious foods that will not damage your braces are preferable. However, you can also break down hard foods into pieces that will not damage your teeth.

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Cleaning routine

Dental hygiene during the orthodontic treatment is critical since brackets and wires are an ideal place for plaque and debris to hide. Plaque can irritate gums and cause:

  • Tooth decay
  • Permanent White spots
  • Gum problems
  • Bad breath

To minimize or prevent these dental health problems good dental hygiene is needed. The advised dental care routine is the following:

  1. Brush after every meal or snack. Use a sonic toothbrush if you can. If not, you can use a soft-bristle toothbrush.
  1. Floss daily. You can use a water flosser for better results since traditional dental floss does not clean appropriately around brackets.
  2. Attend every follow-up appointment. One of the best ways to take care of braces is by attending all your follow-up appointments since the dentist will check and tighten the braces as the treatment progresses.    

Where to get braces in the metro area of Phoenix?

If you are looking for an affordable place to get braces in the metro area of Phoenix, Arizona, you can come to Somos Dental. In Somos Dental we are known as the dental braces clinic since we have provided dental braces to thousands of patients across Arizona.

If you want more information about our braces plans, you can call us at our number 623-439-7161 or you can also contact us through Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and SMS.

You can also get a free diagnostic appointment (which includes X-rays) to know if braces are needed beforehand by filling ouronline form here. At Somos Dental we have six different dental offices located in Downtown Phoenix, Laveen, Mesa, Desert Sky Mall, Avondale, and Camelback.


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