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Preventing Orthodontics Problems

When you have braces, you have a lot going on in your mouth: arch wires, brackets, braces, ligatures, bands and more. You’re also doing a lot with that mouth, like drinking, eating, brushing, flossing, and maybe even participating in an activity where being hit in the mouth is a possibility. You definitely should be able to do all those things with braces. Your braces are made with the most advanced materials and put on by Dental Associates orthodontic experts, so they are secure, stable and effective.

Appropriate Foods for Braces

The food you eat can have a significant impact on your braces. Read our Foods to Avoid with Braces page for foods that should be avoided, as well as foods that are recommended for braces wearers.

Mouth Guards to Protect Braces

If you play sports or engage in any other activity that may put your mouth at risk via impact, make sure to ask your dentist or orthodontist about using a mouth guard. And remember that even activities like biking, rollerblading or playing a pickup game of football or basketball can be a risk, so wear a mouth guard for these types of activities, as well.


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Request an Orthodontist Consultation

If you’re ready to get started, visit our Locations page to find our dental clinic near you. Call the clinic of your choice and tell them you’re interested in a consultation with an orthodontist. You may also Request an Appointment here.

Braces & Orthodontics Insurance Dental Associates is the exclusive provider of CarePlus Dental Plans insurance. With CarePlus dental insurance, you can save money on braces, even if you already have dental insurance. Use their Savings Calculator to see how much you can save with your existing dental insurance. Visit CarePlus Dental Insurance for Braces