The most common treatment for orthodontic issues is braces. Modern technology supplies sleeker, low-profile brackets and wires, which offer a more comfortable experience for patients. They are durable and capable of handling a wide variety of orthodontic problems from mild to severe.
Valeriano Orthodontics offers Damon® Braces. Damon® Braces are a self-ligating, passive braces system designed to help you reach your smile goals faster, with greater comfort and a high-quality result. Dr. Valeriano is a Damon® Bracesprovider and has a high level of experience treating patients with this orthodontic technology. Damon® Braces are available with both a metal and an aesthetic option.
Damon® Clear Braces
Damon® Brace Clear utilizes the same Damon® Smile system with clear brackets for the upper arch or “smile” teeth. The clear brackets function exactly like their metal counterparts. They are less visible and provide a more discreet way to straighten your smile. With Damon® Clear people may not even realize you are wearing braces.
LIFE WITH BRACES
WHAT TO EAT
It is important to know what foods you can eat and should avoid during orthodontic treatment. Maintaining a well-balanced, healthy diet will help you achieve optimal results after your orthodontic treatment is complete. Some healthy foods you can enjoy with braces include:
- Milk and yogurt
- Soft fruit
- Cooked vegetables
- Lean, tender meat such as chicken
- Smooth nut spreads
- Soft crusted bread
Foods that you should eat with caution are mostly sticky candy, crunchy chips and hard fruits or raw vegetables. These foods have a propensity to loosen bands or even pop off a bracket.
BRUSHING & FLOSSING
Brushing and flossing during orthodontic treatment will have a positive impact on your end results. Brushing after eating helps to remove food particles, which can create plaque and cause decay. We recommend an electronic toothbrush to help you work more efficiently.
Flossing every night before bed is a great habit to maintain during orthodontic treatment. We know flossing takes more time and patience, however daily flossing will help reduce your risk of gingivitis. Did you know that puffy and swollen gums make it harder for teeth to move and can actually lengthen your treatment duration? Dr. Valeriano recommends using a floss threader to help guide the floss under your archwire.
We promise your good oral hygiene habits will be worth it in the end!
LET’S GET STARTED
Not sure what your smile needs? Let our expert team help you. Your first appointment is completely complimentary!
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Charlotte, NC 28226
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