Patients with braces often need to undergo a slight change in lifestyle to ensure that their treatment is successful; however, making these changes and wearing braces can be much easier if you heed the suggestions given by our dentists. We understand that is may require a period of adjustment to have braces, but properly caring for your smile will ensure your treatment is not prolonged.

Eating with braces can be one of the most disliked aspects of orthodontic treatment, since you must avoid chewy, sticky, hard or crunchy foods. It can be easier if you cut your food into smaller pieces to avoid dislodging your brackets or other orthodontic appliances. Soreness is also a common and expected part of treatment, which can be eased with ice or a mild pain reliever. For proper oral hygiene habits, we will provide you with instructions that are specific to your orthodontic needs.

At Menta Dentistry, Dr. Labbe, Dr. Staat, and associates can talk to you about all the necessary information you need to know about life with braces in Laredo, Texas. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us today at 956-242-0223 and let a member of our dental team help you!