Getting braces is a big step, but with a little work you may be surprised at how easily you adjust to life with braces in Buckeye and Surprise, Arizona! When you start your treatment, our orthodontists will talk with you about your diet, oral hygiene routine and other issues, but Dr. Rusty Jones and Dr. Nathan Davis have also provided some tips here on what you can do to make life easier!

  • Your teeth, lips, gums and cheeks may feel a little tender at first. This is normal and you should be able to handle the discomfort with the use of dental wax or an over-the-counter or topical pain reliever.
  • Stay away from foods that are tough on your teeth. This means anything hard, sticky, crunchy, chewy or foods like corn on the cob. If you have any questions about what to eat or what to avoid, don’t hesitate to call our offices!
  • We will talk with you about how to brush, care for and protect your teeth and dental work during treatment. Be sure to follow the instructions and call our offices if you have damaged or lost dental work.
  • If your teeth feel loose, don’t panic! That is a very normal condition when someone starts orthodontic treatment and will go away over time.

If at any time during your treatment you have questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment at Elite Orthodontics, call one of our offices and a member of our team will be happy to help you get ready for your visit.