Fitting Braces into Your Life

Fitting braces into your life

By following some simple guidelines, you can ensure a smooth and successful treatment period. If you have any questions about the “do’s and don’ts” of wearing braces, don’t hesitate to contact our office.


When wearing braces, there are certain types of foods that can damage your brackets, therefore increasing the time of your treatment. By simply taking steps to avoid sticky, chewy, crunchy and hard foods, your orthodontic experience will go by much smoother without the need for unnecessary damage.


Maintaining a clean mouth requires focused attention, even more important when going through orthodontic care. It’s necessary to brush your teeth regularly and floss often in order to avoid plaque buildup, bad breath and of course, the worst, tooth decay. It may seem like a real hassle, but it will be well-worth it in the end!


Protecting your smile is important when participating in sports especially when wearing braces. That is why mouth guards are essential to protect your teeth and gums from injury. Not all mouth guards are created equal, some work better than others, check with our team first. We can steer you in the right direction when deciding which one is best when participating in sports.

Following these tips during the duration of your treatment puts you in the best position to achieve optimum results in a timely fashion. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our office. We are here to assist you!

Your Kalamazoo Orthodontist

At Hallgren Orthodontics, initial consultations are always complimentary. We will perform a thorough exam of your mouth and bite to determine the very best course of treatment that is right for you.  So give us a call today (269) 349-9684 or visit our website at

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