Sunday, May 11, 2008

Creating Beautiful Smiles in Washington DC

As an orthodontist in Washington, D.C., I work hard to build beautiful smiles. But how does that treatment workout when patients leave my office and go about their normal routines? Well, that all depends on the food they eat.

Having braces doesn’t mean you have to stop eating your favorite foods. For most situations, common sense will tell you what to avoid. Hard foods can break or damage wires and brackets. Sticky foods can get caught between brackets and wires. Minimize sugary foods; they cause tooth decay and related problems. Nail biting, pencil and pen chewing and chewing on foreign objects should be avoided.

If you feel like braces might conflict with your eating habits, you might want to consider Invisalign. Invisalign aligners are not only clear and virtually invisible, but they can be removed while you eat! For more information about invisalign, you may want to check out my orthodontic website.

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