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Metal Braces Newburgh NY

Braces For All Ages

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces. Today, metal braces use smaller sized brackets and wires, making them more comfortable than ever before. Metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel, and use metal brackets and archwires to straighten your teeth. Add some color to your braces with colored rubber bands!

What to Expect While Wearing Braces ?

Metal braces can be silver or gold in color. Although metal braces may be the most noticeable, treatment time is usually the shortest! Metal braces are strong, and rarely break. During treatment, your gums may become irritated, but there are plenty of tips and tricks to deal with any discomfort. For example, you can apply wax to your brackets, and also try a saltwater rinse.

How to Care for Your Braces

Braces are a big investment, with a big payoff! In order to get the best result you should definitely take care of your new braces.

Food to Avoid with Braces

Hard & Crunchy Foods

  • Popcorn
  • Nuts
  • Hard Candy
  • Apples
  • Corn on the Cob

Chewy & Sticky Foods

  • Licorice
  • Taffy
  • Bagels
  • Chewy Candy

Oral Hygiene and Braces

In order to prevent food particles from getting stuck in your teeth and braces, it is important to brush multiple times throughout the day. Good oral hygiene suggests brushing after meals, and before bedtime. When brushing, make sure to use a soft bristled toothbrush, and move in small, circular motions. Make sure you cover all areas including the space between braces. While wearing braces, flossing will become a bit more difficult, but is still an incredibly important of your oral hygiene.