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Life with Braces in Rockford, IL

Getting braces can be an exciting time in a young adult’s life. Not only does it mean that they are on their way to a straighter, healthier smile, it can also mean improvements in a young person’s looks and self-esteem.

Maintaining good oral health is vital during the course of the treatment process. Brushing and flossing after every meal will help eliminate bacteria which is the major cause of tooth decay. If it is not possible to brush after every meal be sure to rinse your mouth with water until you can brush and floss. It is also important to clean removable gear to prevent bacteria.

Playing sports or a musical instrument should not be an issue once you get your braces. If you’re an athlete remember that it is very important to protect your teeth with a mouth guard. Your orthodontist will recommend one that is orthodontic friendly so you can continue being a member of the team. If an accident occurs check your mouth and appliances immediately and schedule an appointment with your orthodontist if loose teeth or broken appliances are discovered.

Life does not have to come to a halt while you wear your braces. Of course, adjustments have to be made but the outcome of the treatment is well worth it. Dr. Yang is here to make the transition as smooth and easy as possible.