Proper care for your braces is key to achieving a great smile. Avoid hard, chewy, sticky, and crunchy foods to prevent damage to your braces. Opt for softer foods that are easier on your appliances. It’s normal to experience some soreness after getting braces, which can usually be managed with a simple saltwater rinse or pain relievers. If your braces cause irritation, dental wax can help.

Loose teeth are a natural part of the process as they move into position. If you encounter a loose wire or band, contact your orthodontist and use wax to alleviate discomfort temporarily.

It’s important to wear all orthodontic devices as directed to ensure the treatment progresses smoothly. For athletes, a mouthguard is recommended to protect your braces during sports. Should an injury occur, seek immediate care from your orthodontist, and use wax or saltwater rinses to soothe any temporary pain.

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