Quillen Orthodontics - Eric L. Quillen, DDS - Braces for Central Kentucky
156 Frankfort Street
Versailles KY 40383
859-879-5045
Versailles, Lexington, Frankfort (geometric shapes)






Ethical

Practical

Reasonable


Foods that cannot be cleaned off the braces may lead to discoloration and decay your teeth. Even though our braces and wires and metal, they are fragile and are usually damaged by eating the wrong foods, thus taking us longer to finish our treatment.

ABSOLUTELY NO
GUM Sugarless or otherwise

STICKY

caramels Sugar Daddies Starbursts

FOODS

caramel apples Sugar Babies licorice toffee Tootsie Rolls gummy bears

HARD

nuts hard candy bagels popcorn Doritos hard pretzels jerky corn on the cob apples (unless cut into small pieces)

MINIMIZE SUGAR INTAKE

EAT MUCH LESS

candy cookies cake ice cream foods with sugar pie

DRINK MUCH LESS

soda pop drinks with sugar

Avoid chewing on pens, penciles, fingernails


Problems and Solutions

You may be able to solve many braces problems temporarily by yourself until you schedule a repair appointment with our office. These problems need not cause delay in your treatment.

Problem Home Solution
Loose Band or Bracket If band or bracket is still attached to wire, leave in place. If uncomfortable, place wax on it. If it comes out completely, wrap brace or bracket in tissue.

Loose Wire

Try to place wire back in place with tweezers. If that is not possible clip wire with fingernail clippers behind last tooth to which it is securely fastened. If any discomfort, place wax on it.

Poking Wire

Try to push sticking wire down with a spoon or eraser. If not possible, place wax on it.

Lost Tiewire or Elastic Tie

Notify us at next appointment.

Soreness

Use warm salt-water rinses and/or Tylenol or Ibuprofen.

Headgear Does Not Fit

Sometimes caused by not wearing as prescribed. If face bow is bent call office at once.

Loose Appliance If appliance is sticking or poking place was on it.

If you feel you are unable to handle a problem on your own, please call us as soon as possible.

Eric L. Quillen, D.D.S.
Specialist in Orthodontics
And Dentofacial Orthopedics



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