If you are an orthodontic patient of Dr. Reddick, you know how passionate we are about all things braces. Orthodontic treatment has the power to transform your bite, your smile, and your life. If you’re currently wearing braces as part of orthodontic treatment or you’ll be starting treatment in 2016, then now is the time to commit to taking better care of your braces in the year to come!
Here are some of the key habits that should be a part of your daily routine:
- Brush well and brush often
- Floss once a day
- Use a fluoride rinse nightly
- Avoid sticky foods and gum
- Cut back on sugar and soda
- Skip the crunchy foods
- Wear a mouthguard when playing sports
Adopting these simple habits throughout the course of your orthodontic treatment will help keep your teeth healthy and your treatment on track. By doing so, you’ll avoid damaging your appliances and risking your oral health with issues such as tooth decay or gingivitis. Make 2016 the year of your smile, you’ll be happy you did when it comes time to take the braces off! As your Melbourne orthodontist, we’re here to provide you with an enjoyable experience while delivering the highest level of orthodontic care. Contact us to schedule an appointment!