Maintaining a straight smile is important, and dental spacers assist with this goal. While children typically use these orthodontic devices, adults can also take advantage of spacers for teeth. James River Orthodontics offers these appliances to help patients achieve beautiful and healthy smiles.
Brush and floss regularly
Caring for your teeth is especially important when you have an orthodontic appliance. However, if you have a temporary elastic spacer, avoid flossing that tooth until you have a more permanent device.
Let the appliance do its job
Touching or playing with dental spacers may move them out of place. Leaving the spacers alone will ensure you get the most benefits from this treatment.
Eat safe foods
While most foods will not affect your dental spacers, try to avoid meals that may potentially affect the device, like sticky items.