Life with Braces

Congratulations! You are on your way to a healthy and beautiful smile!

Here are some things to expect while you are in orthodontic treatment with Team Orthodontics:

At Team Orthodontics, we encourage you to avoid any hard or sticky foods like nuts and caramels, but there are plenty of healthy food alternatives!

Foods to Avoid

  • Licorice
  • Toffee
  • Hard Taco Shells
  • Nuts
  • Uncut Fresh Fruit and Veggies
  • Hard Crusty Breads

Alternative Food Choices

  • Hershey Kisses
  • Soft Corn or Flour Tortillas
  • Shelled Sunflower Seeds
  • Small Bite Size Pieces of Fresh Fruit and Veggies
  • Tear Off Small Bite Size Pieces of Crusty Breads

Proper oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist during your orthodontic treatment is a must and at Team Orthodontics, we want to encourage lifetime healthy habits!

Here's How:

  • Every patient receives an Oral B electric toothbrush
  • Travel toothbrushes for work and school
  • Oral and hygiene instructions and tips for daily brushing and flossing
  • Monitoring the health of your teeth and gums at every orthodontic appointment
  • 10 Patient Rewards Points for visiting your dentist
  • 5 Patient Rewards Points for a cavity free checkup

Orthodontic emergencies will happen, but Team Orthodontics has a plan for that too!

Emergency Plan:

  • During office hours, trained team members to take your call and many times, help you without you ever having to come into the office
  • Emergency video instructions to review and watch after hours
  • An after hours emergency cell phone number
  • Trained team members to return your call and determine the best course of action to take care of you

Labial Emergencies

Lingual Emergencies