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Your Brace Relationship

The Relationship Between you and your Braces

Your experience with orthodontic braces will either be a good or bad time, depending on your attitude during the journey toward a perfect smile. Obviously everyone encountering braces wants the process to run smooth, but part of the result will depend on how you handle their wear. But by building a relationship with your braces, instead of fighting against them, your odds of stress-free brace wear increase.

Welcome Adjustments & Throw-Out Frustrations

Every healthy relationship involves compromise and adjustments—including the relationship between you and your braces. During the time you wear your braces some instances may arise, which are frustrating and discouraging. From food changes and flying rubber bands, to excess brushing and awkward flossing, you may be challenged. Welcoming adjustments and changes is the key to starting off on a good start in the relationship between you and your braces.

Brace Relationship

Floss & Avoid the Sticky

It can be challenging to floss around your braces, possibly even frustrating, but the process is worth the hassle. This is the best way to prevent oral health issues and discomforts during and after brace wear. And even though you’ll floss, it is also worth the while to avoid hard and sticky foods. Gum, chewy candies and similar sticky treats are not justified by flossing; avoid theses types of snacks and foods for ultimate braces comfort. Otherwise, you could damage your braces, and cause great mouth discomfort.

Accept Rubber Bands

Rubber bands, head gear and other necessary orthodontic accessories are all there to help you and your smile become as healthy as possible. Annoying as they all may be, once you accept their function, their wear is not as bad. Not only that, if you do not make use of these tools, when needed, you could be in braces for longer.

Call King Orthodontics for Superior Care & Services

King Orthodontics delivers the most most confident smiles to the Pittsburgh and Wexford areas of Pennsylvania. Contact either their Pittsburgh location at (412) 246-0600, or the Wexford location at (724) 935-5323. You can also visit in person for more information or to set up an appointment by stopping in at either the 951 Penn Avenue location in Pittsburgh, or at the 11200 Perry Highway clinic in Wexford. No matter which area is most convenient for you, and what your needs are, King Orthodontics is here to provide superior orthodontic services.

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I have 4 children who are patients of King Orthodontics and we always look forward to our visits. The atmosphere is relaxing and the staff is kind, & courteous. To top it off, we have never had to wait more than 10 minutes or so! Dr. King... and Dr. Bryan, are kind and knowledgeable and easily accessible too. I can’t say enough about this practice!

Elizabeth K, Monroeville PA

I just wanted to take a minute to write and let you know what a wonderful addition Dr. Babb is to your office. I was in twice this week and saw Dr. Babb on Monday for the first time. She is absolutely wonderful - just so nice and she really seems to be invested in her patients. The entire staff at Wexford office is wonderful and Dr. Babb is just icing on the cake.

Jen R, Pittsburgh PA

I absolutely love King Orthodontics!! The staff are so friendly and actually care about you and your teeth. Almost everyone who works there knows you by name which is very uncommon for a place with so many patients. It is so worth the hour drive it takes me to get there. I would highly recommend King Orthodontics to anyone!!!!!

Andrew G, Midland PA