Southwood Medical Complex
850 E 9400 S #201
Sandy, Utah 84094
Riverton Crossing Medical
12391 S. 4000 W., #212
Riverton, Utah 84065
1580 E 3900 S #110
Holladay, Utah 84124
There's nothing quite like a beautiful smile.
Three Convenient Locations in Sandy, Riverton and Holladay
Welcome to Orthodontics
Use the NO NO list, basically do not eat anything hard or anything sticky.
When you brush your teeth I want you to think about it as brushing your teeth twice. The first time you brush I do not want you to use any tooth paste. The tooth paste will make lots of bubbles in your mouth and you will not be able to see if you have cleaned all the plaque off around your brackets. Brush along all the top, bottom and front surfaces of your braces making sure you push the bristles in between your brackets. Clean especially well in between your brackets and along the gum line, this it typically where cavities will form first. Once you have removed all the food and plague around your braces, then put toothpaste on your brush and clean your teeth like you normally do.
Brush at least twice a day, once in the morning and once before you go to bed.
Floss at least once a day, the best time to do this is right before you go to bed.
Use fluoride rinse (Phos-Flur anti-cavity fluoride rinse by Colgate, you must ask the pharmacist for this it is behind the counter) at least once a day for 2 min.
Remember that your tooth brush will wear out faster than normal and should be replaced every 2-3 months with a soft bristled brush.
Your teeth will be sore for about 3-7 days with the first adjustment typically being the worst. Tylenol or Ibuprofen is usually adequate to control the pain, but if it is not, please contact Dr. Iverson and he can prescribe a stronger pain reliever.
Use wax to help with periodic sores that may occur in your mouth. Open your wax container and pinch off a small piece of wax and roll it into a ball. Press the wax over the braces where it is irritating your mouth. This should smooth off the irritation and help with the discomfort.
During sleep a lot of pressure is placed on your cheeks as they are pressed against your braces and sometimes sores can appear. It is helpful to wad up some gauze or a small piece of cloth and place it between your braces and your cheeks during the day time. This will help to heal any soars and help with the discomfort.
Warm salt water rinses can help heal any sores that occur in your mouth.
Congratulations on your new braces and remember that I am here to help you create your beautiful new smile. If you have any questions or if I can be of any assistance please feel free to contact me.
Dr. Jeff Iverson
Emergency phone number (801) 918-8411
Food For Orthodontic Thought
No No List
To Be Posted on the refrigerator door
Do not drink any SODA POP or eat any SUGAR FILLED CANDY, these will cause cavities around your braces!
Things You Cannot Eat or Chew:
Basically do not eat anything hard or anything sticky, but here are a few examples of what not to eat.
Ice is very hard and will break your braces if you bite down on it.
The hard crust bends wires
Bends wires, loosens bands, and can knock off brackets.
DORITOS, TACOS, TOSTITOS, CHEETOS, FRITOS, AND THE LIKE
These will cut you gums and break your brackets.
CARAMEL CANDY, BUBBLE GUM , DOTS, GUMMY BEARS AND STICKY FOODS
This goo pulls off wires and causes cavities around your braces
HARD ROLLS AND BAGELS
Bends wires and knocks off brackets.
BEEF JERKY, SLIM JIMS, etc…….
Bends wires and knocks off brackets.
HARD CANDY AND SUCKERS
The temptation of biting down will destroy your braces
RIBS AND BONES
Will knock off your brackets
PENS AND PENCILS
Your favorite exam time food will break your braces
The little shells get between your gums and the bands and cause inflammation in your gums.
You should take special care eating raw carrots, apples, taco shells, corn on the cob, or any other foods that are eaten with the front teeth. These foods should be cut into small pieces and chewed on the back teeth.
Sorry, but remember braces are not forever and you will be able to have all of these fun treats after we complete your beautiful new smile.
Office Hours: 8:00 – 6:00 Monday through Friday. Days differ at specific locations.
- Very flexible payment plans
- Free consultation and x-ray
Braces Problems Video
When you have orthodontic braces, you may experience some problems at times. For example, at first you may have some soreness or tooth pain. If you eat something you are not supposed to eat, you can break parts of your braces. You may also find that the orthodontic wires may start to poke and irritate your lips or cheeks. This video will cover common braces problems and how they can be handled at home. If you have a problem that you cannot resolve on your own, call your orthodontist’s office. Your orthodontic team will be able to give you advice on how to solve the braces problem yourself or schedule you the appropriate appointment so that your problem can be fixed.
Brushing With Braces
It will take some time to get used brushing your teeth after getting braces. Make sure you brush your teeth well when you have dental braces because proper brushing is vital to keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Poor brushing can cause permanent damage to your teeth. This damage can be in the form of permanent white spots, brown spots, cavities, and/or gum disease. To prevent this from happening, you must develop a system of cleaning all the surfaces of every tooth. This Brushing Braces Video will explain proper brushing techniques on how to brush your teeth with braces, as well as how to use a proxy brush to clean in between your braces.
Phone: (801) 571-9664 or (801) 571-9663
Fax: (801) 571-9662