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If you have just begun orthodontic treatment – congratulations! You are on the road to a new and healthy smile! You’ve started this journey expecting to see changes. The changes to be expected with orthodontic treatment will affect your everyday life, but the hard work will be worth it!

The changes you will experience will affect your appearance, dental health, and overall lifestyle. While orthodontic treatment is made more comfortable and convenient these days due to advanced technology such as Invisalign, orthodontic treatment will still change how you talk, eat and take care of your teeth. These changes are all for the better!

Caring for your braces like metal braces or Invisalign requires responsibility from the patient. You have to follow a proper oral hygiene routine. If you neglect cleaning your teeth and braces, you will be at higher risk of having dental problems. You wouldn’t want to anything to stray off your path to achieving straight teeth and a healthy smile!

Changes in your appearance will also happen once you undergo orthodontic braces treatment. Changes can include the shape of your face, jaw, and palate, as well as your cheeks and overall feature of your face. These changes can increase your self-confidence when talking, smiling and facing other people.

Your diet will also change during your orthodontic treatment. There are certain foods that you must avoid such as sticky, hard or chewy and sugary foods. These type of foods can cause damage or might result in emergency repair appointment. If you’re wearing Invisalign, then make sure that you take off your aligners before eating. Nevertheless, sugary food, in general, is not recommended to maintain optimum oral health.

Here at Unionville Orthodontics, we want to ensure that you get the most out of your orthodontic treatment. If you need help or you have questions regarding your braces, don’t hesitate to contact or visit us at our orthodontic office in Unionville.

-The Unionville Orthodontics Team

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