7 Helpful Braces Tips and Tricks to Remember Always ...


Not long after my son got braces, we were on the hunt for braces tips and tricks to keep his mouth healthy and comfortable.

He would, after all, be wearing them for the next eighteen months!

If you or your child (or both) have braces, we feel your pain.

Braces aren’t always painful but they require lots of care and attention to achieve success.

We recently completed the treatment term and have seven braces tips and tricks to share;

well, mostly tips and reminders.

No doubt you’ve heard these before and that’s OK.

Reminders can be incredibly helpful.

1. Chew Softly

First on our list of braces tips and tricks that served us well is to change the way you eat.

You may want to eat the same as before starting treatment.

You can, but it will be quite painful, especially after your first sets of wires are attached.

Chew softer food items and take smaller bites.2

Soups, broths, and yogurt are comforting the first day or two.

Also, remember to avoid sticky, crunchy foods in general.

2. Wear Your Rubber Bands

This part is probably the most tedious.

It is also a very important part of your treatment.

Rubber bands serve several purposes, such as closing your bite.

Those tiny little things can be a real pain to keep track of.2

They come in a small pouch and spill all over when you least expect it!

Try stringing them on a line of floss and loosely knotting the ends together.

Doing this helped us keep the rubber bands together.

3. Brush Regularly

OK, obvious fact alert: brush regularly. There are loads of hiding spaces inside your mouth for food debris to hide. Now, imagine how much that multiplies with brackets, wires, and rubber bands added. For a time we used two, sometimes three, brushes to remove food and stimulate gums. That was a little cumbersome. We found that taking our time with one brush worked just as well as when using three.

Floss Often
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