Minor Changes in Your Habits Can Help Prevent Damaged Braces

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Your new braces represent a significant investment in correcting the alignment of your teeth. This requires routine adjustment appointments at Dr. Galati’s orthodontic clinic. Each one of these sessions will tighten your braces to bring your teeth one step closer to their ideal alignment.

Maintaining your braces throughout the realignment process is very important. If one of the components is damaged, it could affect the tension applied to your teeth. This could increase the total amount of time needed to correct the alignment of your teeth.

Sticky foods and chewing gum can place your braces at significant risk for damage in a variety of ways. The suction created could potentially pull a bracket loose, bend a wire, or dislodge a spacer.

Eating hard foods could also damage your braces by bending a wire, breaking a band, or even knocking a bracket off a tooth. This also extends to other activities like chewing on ice, biting your fingernails, or using your teeth as tools.

If you notice some part of your braces has become bent or damaged, you should not delay in having it repaired at Dr. Galati’s orthodontic clinic. If you are looking for an orthodontist in Scottsdale, Arizona, and you have a problem with your braces, you should call 480-656-7801 to have your teeth examined at Galati Orthodontics. We look forward to improve your smile!