Eating, Speaking & Cleaning Teeth with CFast Braces

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In the long-term, wearing CFast braces will have a number of benefits for your confidence, your appearance and your oral health; however, in the short-term, it can take a little time to get used to wearing braces.

When you first have your braces fitted, they may feel a little odd and they may be slightly uncomfortable; if you are in pain, you can take over the counter painkillers. After a couple of days, any discomfort should subside and you’ll soon get used to wearing your braces and find them very comfortable.

Eating with CFast braces

Eating with fixed braces is not as easy as with removable braces; however, CFast braces are much lighter and finer than traditional brace and this reduces the risk of food becoming trapped in the wires and brackets. Initially when your braces are a little uncomfortable and you are still getting used to them, it’s advisable to stick to soft foods and avoid anything hard or chewy; good examples include scrambled egg, yoghurts and porridge. As you become more confident with your braces and they become more comfortable, you can introduce a wider range of foods. You should be able to eat normally and maintain the same diet as you did before you started wearing braces.

CFast braces and speech

Wearing braces has a very positive impact on speech in the long-term; however, you may find that your speech changes slightly when you first have your braces fitted. It only takes a few days to get used to speaking with braces and you can accelerate the process by practising talking and reading aloud.

CFast and oral hygiene

Oral hygiene is very important during orthodontic treatment, as wearing braces can increase the risk of dental diseases, such as decay and gum disease. One of the main dangers is getting food stuck in the braces; as a result, it’s important to clean the teeth regularly. Ideally, you should brush after each meal (around 1 hour later to prevent damage to the tooth enamel). You can use a normal toothbrush or a specially designed brush for braces and your dentist will advise you how to brush effectively. Regular dental sessions will also help to keep your braces and your teeth and gums clean.

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