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Dental Care for Braces in Fairfax, VA

Braces Care and Braces After Care

Dental braces are an investment in your future or your child’s future. They straighten and protect teeth and create a foundation for an excellent smile. However, following your dentist’s instructions for braces after-care is important to give yourself the best chance of success and prevent problems and complications. Fair City Mall Dental Care specializes in adult and children’s dental care for braces in Fairfax, VA. We are a Senior Master Provider of Fastbraces® Orthodontics, which offers effective, short-term correction of dental issues like crooked, misaligned teeth. Call us today to schedule a braces consultation or get more information on how to take care of your braces.

A Comprehensive Guide on How to Take Care of Your Braces

When you come to us for children’s or adult’s Fastbraces® Orthodontics, we will give you comprehensive information on what to expect before, during, and after you receive your braces. Fastbraces® Orthodontics is a state-of-the-art, innovative orthodontic alternative to traditional braces. It operates on an expedited timeline to adjust and realign your teeth so that you have a straight, even smile and improved self-confidence. Most treatment plans can be completed in just 120 days. Once you are fitted with your Fastbraces® Orthodontics, we will give you our comprehensive guide on how to care for braces:

Regular Brushing

Maintaining a thorough, consistent oral hygiene routine will reduce your risk of dental cavities, tooth decay, gingivitis, gum disease, infection, and other dental emergencies. We recommend brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush at least twice daily, in the morning and before bed. Ideally, you should brush after each meal. If you have consumed soda, sugary foods or beverages, or anything acidic, rinse your mouth with water before brushing. We also recommend using a fluoridated toothpaste that is ADA-approved and safe for use with Fastbraces® Orthodontics.

Dental Braces in Fairfax, VA

Floss Once a Day

Flossing removes food particles, plaque, and bacteria that accumulate between your teeth. If these contaminants aren’t removed, they can increase your risk of tooth decay, infection, gingivitis, and gum disease. We recommend that you floss thoroughly at least once per day, preferably right before bed. We can recommend a floss threader or orthodontic dental floss that is appropriate to use with Fastbraces® Orthodontics.

Use the Right Tools

Part of your braces after-care routine should include using the right oral hygiene tools. We can recommend tools and products that are safe to use with Fastbraces® Orthodontics. We might recommend:

  • Dental floss or floss picks.
  • Oral irrigators or water flossers.
  • Braces-safe toothbrushes and toothpaste.
  • Interdental brush or electric toothbrush.
  • Mouthwash.
  • Fluoridated dental products.

Monitor Your Eating Habits

Certain foods and beverages can increase your risk of dental or oral problems, especially if you have braces. Fair City Mall Dental Care recommend that you eat fresh, healthy foods and limit your intake of sugar and unhealthy fats and oils. After placing your braces, you may prefer to eat soft, mild foods like yogurt, soup, and pasta. You can return to your regular diet once you have gotten used to your braces. However, we recommend using healthy foods and beverages to reduce your risk of tooth decay and dental cavities. You should avoid eating hard or chewy foods like popcorn, caramels, toffee, ice, chewing gum, nuts, and anything that could crack or damage your teeth or braces. You should also reduce the sugary foods and beverages you consume daily and limit your alcohol and caffeine intake.

Regular Checkups

Routine dental care for braces includes regular check-ups at our office. We may need to see you every three to four weeks to assess your progress, check your oral and dental health, and adjust your treatment plan. During our check-ups, we may take dental x-rays, complete an oral exam, perform teeth cleaning, and adjust your Fastbraces® Orthodontics. We can also answer questions and provide advice, guidance, and education on braces after-care.

Straighten Teeth at Any Age with Clear Braces

At Fair City Mall Dental Care, we can design a personalized plan to straighten your teeth at any age with clear braces. Call us today or contact us online to schedule a consultation for clear dental aligners in Fairfax, VA. We specialize in general and emergency dentistry, family dentistry, dental care for braces, cosmetic dentistry, smile makeovers, and more. Our experienced, friendly team can provide information and guidance on taking care of braces and preventing complications.