• Protect Your Dental Investment

  • When the braces first go on, you may be thinking that the next several months are never going to pass. You may hate the look and feel, but we promise you that this is all going to be worth it.

    Over the coming months or maybe even years, you and your braces will become very good friends. So let us give you some advice to get this relationship off to a good wholesome start.

    To prevent problems in the future following these recommendations:

    Floss, floss, floss and then floss again. Sure it’s sometimes difficult to floss around your braces, but it’s the best way to prevent gum disease and other oral health problems. Dr. Croft or one of our staff can give your some floss threaders and then get in the happen of using them. Just a few minutes per day will ensure that you don’t face significant dental health issues when the braces come off.

    Don’t eat sticky or hard foods. These can break a bracket or a wire. So just leave all that toffee and other sticky treats alone.

    If you are in the habit of taking large bites of food with your front teeth, consider switching your eating habits. These large bits with your foot teeth can cause damage. Take smaller bites and chew with your back teeth.

    tooth-366335_640 (1)If Dr. Croft suggest rubber bands and headgear then don’t get annoyed. He made this suggest for a reason. Wearing them will avoid problems later on.

    We love our patients and we love helping you get the smile you have always wanted.

    Call today for an appointment.

    If you have any question contact us at Columbia Orthodontics.

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    We have three locations in the Vancouver, Washington area:
    Salmon Creek
    Cascade Park
    Battle Ground
    (360) 883-3800