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Posts from 2018-06-14

Fitting Braces Into Your Life

When you’re wearing braces, there are a few things you’ll have to adjust to get the optimal results in the shortest amount of time. If you have any questions about the “do’s and don’ts of living with braces, feel free to ask our team here at True Orthodontics, PC.

Eating

When you have braces, there are a few types of foods that can damage your brackets and bend your wires, leading you to more appointments and longer treatment times. By simply avoiding sticky, chewy, crunchy, and hard foods, as well as foods like corn on the cob, your orthodontic experience will be smoother and will help prevent unnecessary emergency visits. 

Cleaning

Maintaining a clean mouth takes focused attention, more so when you are undergoing orthodontic care. You’ll never believe the amount of food that can get lodged between your braces when you eat. Plaque buildup as a result of poor brushing and flossing habits can cause bad breath, or worse, tooth decay! It is so important to brush your teeth after every meal and floss every day. It may seem like a hassle, but it will all be worth it in the end! Make sure you continue your yearly cleaning appointments at your general dental office. 

Sports

Protecting your smile if you play sports is essential when you have braces, and mouth guards are an ideal solution to protecting your teeth and gums from injury. Some mouth guards work better than others when you’re wearing braces, so check with our team first. We can advise you on the right mouth guard if you plan on participating in any kind of contact sport.

Following these tips throughout your treatment will help ensure you get the results you want from your treatment in a timely manner. If you have any questions, please give our office a call. We are here to help.

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Why is Summer the Best Time to get Braces?

When you think about summer I’m sure you’re not thinking about braces. But you should. Here are 3 reasons why you should start your orthodontic treatment during the summer.

 Time 

In the fall, winter and spring it can be hard to find the time to schedule your appointments. When you begin your treatment you may have to see the orthodontist a couple times in the first month and those appointments may take a little longer. Scheduling around school, homework and after school activities can make this more difficult to do. 

Getting Adjusted

After your child has gotten their braces on they will need to go through an adjustment period. With our new technology we are able to minimalize tenderness. However with young gums and teeth some discomfort may occur the first couple days. Under your supervision you can help make them feel more comfortable. Your child will also have to adjust to eating with braces. This can be a challenge the first few weeks. Learning what you can and can not have is easier when you have many choices to choose from at home. Your son or daughter will need to get used to oral hygiene with braces. Establishing good oral hygiene is very important during the first few weeks. Being at home gives them enough time to figure out exactly how to keep their teeth clean and healthy.

Food

Summer brings a lot of great foods. While it can be hard getting adjusted to eating with braces, summertime foods are the best. Watermelon, cantaloupe, grapes, strawberries, raspberries, corn (off the cob), hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, popsicles, fresh salads and pasta’s make choosing your food easier with braces. Remember to stay away from sticky, hard and crunchy foods.

Once school starts in the fall you and your child will be ready. Your appointments at the orthodontist will be quicker. Your child will be acclimated to having them and will be professionals at choosing the right foods. 

Of course, this isn’t to say your child will be ready for braces during the summer. But making that first appointment can be done and you will have a better understanding of what is needed for your child. Dr. John Lupini DDS, MS and True Orthodontics, PC welcomes all new patients with a free exam. If Dr. Lupini determines that your child is not ready for treatment, he will recommend follow-up visits to evaluate growth and development and then determine the appropriate time to begin.

When you want orthodontics done right, call True Orthodontics, PC or visit us online at www.TrueOrthdontics.com. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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John Lupini, DDS, MS, is the director of True Orthodontics, which specializes in early orthodontic treatment, teeth straightening, Invisalign alternatives, and treats children and adults. True Orthodontics serves all of the downriver communities including but not limited to Southeastern Michigan, Wayne County, Monroe County, Macomb County, Oakland County, Downriver, Trenton, Grosse Ile, Woodhaven, Trenton, Riverview, Wyandotte, Melvindale, Ecorse, River Rouge, Detroit, Taylor, Westland, Garden City, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Belleville, Huron Township, Van Buren Township, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Gibraltar, Brownstown, Monroe, Frenchtown, Newport, Carleton, Southgate and surrounding communities.