Tips to Stop Your Clear Braces From Turning Yellow

Tips to Stop Your Clear Braces From Turning Yellow
Posted on 03/12/2023

Oubre Orthodontics aims to give children, teens, and adults a brighter and happier smile in Lafayette, Louisiana. Father-son duo John and Matthew Oubre specialize in braces and Invisalign within a family-friendly environment.

Stop Eating Foods That Stain Teeth

Some foods cause yellow stains on braces faster than other foods. The square brackets and thin wires are prone to collecting food left behind after consumption. The best solution is to avoid these foods, although that is easier said than done. Beverages that cause yellow braces are red wine, coffee, soda, tea, and juice drinks. Foods that cause stains are chocolate, spaghetti sauce, ketchup, berries, beets, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and turmeric.

Should you consume these foods, consume them in moderation. After eating, you must brush and floss your teeth. Swish water in your mouth to clean it if you are not at home (work, school, etc.). That cleans out foods and coloring stains left over to sit between teeth after eating. In our dentistry practice, we recommend more foods to avoid while wearing braces or Invisalign to preserve oral health.

Be Diligent in Oral Health

You must maintain oral health on teeth without braces. Practice the oral health routine more often with clear braces. Clear braces with a yellowish tint look unclean and unattractive.

However, it is challenging to practice oral health when braces are in the way. Our clinic will tell you the toothbrushes and kinds of toothpaste to use. Find out the best ways to floss, brush, and use mouthwash on teeth with braces. Some items mentioned are using Waterpik and a brace-friendly toothbrush.

Besides maintaining oral health after every meal, we recommend brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash twice daily. We also prefer that you drink tons of water throughout the day.

Stop Smoking and Vaping

These bad habits turn clear braces yellow, even if you follow our recommendations. They contain nicotine that is equal parts addictive and harmful to oral health. We prefer eliminating smoking and vaping to maintain good oral health. That also includes e-cigarettes.

Return to Our Office for Routine Checkups

Braces exist to straighten teeth, so the routine checkup ensures the teeth grow straight and sturdy. We will check teeth and gums' oral health and offer recommendations and products to use. We will also replace worn or stained rubber bands, brackets, and wires. If necessary alignments or adjustments exist, we can correct your teeth before it worsens. In summary, our clinic is the best resource to determine the health of your teeth and gums.

That may be a lot to remember and a lot to do, but the results of a megawatt smile are worth it. If you are looking to improve your smile, consider us. Residents in Lafayette, Abbeville, and Youngsville have enjoyed our services for over 35 years. Fill out the appointment request form to schedule an appointment. You can also contact our clinic at (337) 988-2025.

Oubre Orthodontics

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