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How do braces work? Eating with braces

What are braces and how do braces work?

Braces are the group of appliances that work to straighten the teeth. This includes brackets, wires, and elastics that are used as part of the treatment. Braces have been popular for many years and are continuously evolving.

Dental braces correct all orthodontic issues and fix crowded teeth, spaced teeth, open bite, underbite, overbite, and similar misalignments. Braces mainly work by exerting mild and constant pressure over the teeth, causing the teeth to move to the desired position.

Braces and clear aligners should be done under the care of a dentist because constant monitoring and adjustment are needed to ensure good results. Moreover, the supervision ensures that oral health is maintained at optimal levels. Rubber bands and elastics are used along with braces to achieve the treatment objectives.

 

Eating and oral hygiene with braces

Your diet needs to be modified to accommodate braces. Eat only soft food, such as mashed potatoes and smoothies. Be careful when chewing all kinds of foods. Cut the food into small pieces to make it easier for you to chew.

Brushing and flossing must be a regular habit when doing braces. After eating, it is important to brush and floss to clean the teeth.

When the treatment is done with appropriate supervision and proper oral hygiene, the braces journey will be safe and enjoyable with the best results.

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