Eichel Orthodontics supports National Orthodontic Health Month
October 11th, 2010
Dr. Eichel wants to know, are you happy with the appearance of your teeth? In celebration of National Orthodontic Health Month, our team at Eichel Orthodontics would like to share a few of the benefits of having a straight, beautiful smile. After all, nothing beats a great smile!
Why straight teeth?
It is very important to have straight teeth because your smile is one of the first things that people see when they look at you. When you have a straight, beautiful smile, you feel good about yourself. Besides increasing your self confidence, straight teeth also allow for easier brushing and flossing.
Eating with braces
It is very important to avoid anything hard, sticky or chewy when you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Snacks like gum, caramel, or taffy can break an archwire, or pull a bracket off. This can actually increase your treatment time. Dr. Eichel would also like to remind patients not to bite or chew on pens or pencils. The AAO recommends patients avoid the following Halloween treats, or recipes with these ingredients:
- Popcorn (including un-popped kernels)
- Jelly beans
- Hard pretzels
- Taco chips
If you stick to your orthodontic diet, keep your teeth clean, and cooperate with your orthodontist, your treatment should progress as scheduled and you’ll end up with a happy, healthy smile. As always, feel free to give Eichel Orthodontics a call at 513-729-7444 if you have any questions about your orthodontic treatment, or if you would like to schedule a consultation.
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