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LIFE WITH BRACES

Life With Braces for Current Orthodontic Patients

Congratulations!
You’ve got braces!

You are well on your way to a happy and healthy smile. We’re certain that you will have questions about what you can and cannot do with your braces over the next few months. Take a look at the frequently asked questions about life with braces below.

If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, see our Home Care Instructions Page. If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

Frequently Asked Questions About Life With Braces

What Can You Eat With Braces?

Foods to Avoid:
Licorice
Toffee
Hard Taco Shells
Nuts
Uncut Fresh Fruit and Veggies
Hard, Crusty Breads

Tasty Alternatives:
Hershey Kisses
Soft Corn or Flour Tortillas
Shelled Sunflower Seeds
Small Bite Size Pieces of Fresh Fruit and Veggies
Tear Off Small Bite-Sized Pieces of Hard, Crusty Breads

How to Take Care of Your Teeth While Having Braces

Maintaining proper oral hygiene with regular visits to your dentist is a must during your orthodontic treatment. We want you to take the right steps to achieve the right smile. It’s a great time to start a lifetime of healthy habits for your teeth and gums!

What Team Orthodontics does to promote healthy dental habits:
• Every Team O patient receives an Oral B electric toothbrush
• We also provide travel toothbrushes for school or work
• Our team provides oral hygiene instructions and tips for daily brushing and flossing
• We’ll monitor the health of your teeth and gums at every orthodontic appointment

What If You Have an Orthodontic Emergency?

Orthodontic emergencies can and will happen, but Team O is here to help!

If your emergency happens during our office hours:
One of our trained team members will take your call and can often provide you with help. You may not even need to come to the office. If your situation is more serious, we’ll get you the help you need as quickly as possible.

If your emergency happens after office hours:
First, take a look at the emergency videos for labial and lingual braces to determine if your issue can be resolved without input from our team. If the videos do not solve your emergency, call our after-hours emergency number you were provided at the start of your braces treatment. One of our trained team members will return your call as quickly as possible and provide you the assistance you need.

Labial Braces Emergency Video

Lingual Braces Emergency Video

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Contact Team O

Team Orthodontics has two conveniently located offices in Ahwatukee and Gilbert. Orthodontist Ken Danyluk, D.M.D. oversees all orthodontic treatment at both locations.

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AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY: 602-503-8448