As 2015 fast approaches, it’s an ideal time to reflect back on the year and reassess your life and goals. For many patients of ours, 2015 is the year that they want to get their braces off and we want to help them realize their resolution! In order to achieve this goal, it is important to keep in mind a variety of factors that have an influence on your treatment, including what you eat and your oral hygiene. Beyond that, it is vital that keep up with your orthodontic appointments so that Dr. Phillips can monitor your progress more closely to efficiently determine the next steps for the remainder of your treatment.
All our patients should expect to have a beautiful, healthy smile by the time treatment is complete. But monitoring what you eat is also important for achieve achieving this goal on time and maintaining the health of your teeth. These are a few of the different foods our patients should try to avoid while wearing braces:
- Apples & Carrots
- Popcorn, Nuts & Pretzels
- Gum, Sticky Candy & Hard Candy
- Hard Cookies & Peanut Brittle
While food choice is important, practicing proper oral hygiene and care is just as vital. Make sure you brush your teeth multiple times day and floss, as well as keep up with your normal schedule of visits to our office. Skipping or delaying visits with Dr. Phillips can delay the timeframe of your treatment.
We hope that the simple tips we provided above will help you throughout the new year. If you have any questions about treatment and the best practices you should partake in to ensure great and timely results, contact us at (775) 332-1750, we will gladly address them. We can schedule an appointment for you as well. We can’t wait to see you in office soon!