People of all ages get braces to straighten out their smile, and they all have the same question: when can these things come off? Everyone who puts on the braces is looking forward to the appointment when they will finally be getting braces off and seeing the smile they have wanted all along, so today we are sharing some tips that will help you reach that day sooner.
Take Steps to Straighten the Teeth Faster
When you first get your braces, you will get a set of instructions from our orthodontist, and while it may seem obvious to say you should follow these, we all know how dedicated we can be in the beginning only to slacken up as time goes on. As weeks and months go by, we can get so used to the braces that we practically forget they are there. Do everything you can to stay on schedule by following instructions and keeping up with appointments.
Your Diet Matters More Than You Think
Probably the toughest instructions to follow can be the dietary ones. We all have that food that is hard to resist. However, while eating excessively sugary and starchy foods can damage braces and teeth, having a healthy, high-protein diet can actually help your gums to adjust to the orthodontic treatment more quickly and stabilize your smile without the need for the braces to hold teeth in place. This may lead to getting braces off sooner rather than later.
Other Things That Speed Up Treatment
There are several additional steps that you can take that will reduce the chances of a setback in treatment and help the braces come off faster. For example, you’ll want to refrain from unnecessary biting or chewing.
Do you have any more questions about tips for getting braces off fast? Make an appointment at the office of Brodie Bowman, DMD in Fort Walton Beach or Niceville. Contact us today to book a consultation!