Life with Braces

Getting braces doesn’t have to be as overwhelming as it sounds. With modern orthodontic treatments, a supportive team, and the right tips for dental hygiene during braces – the journey is easy. At Beglin Orthodontics – we offer more than your grandparents’ style of braces, and we make sure every patient has a treatment plan created for their specific needs.

What to Expect with Braces

Your life with braces may change slightly – but braces are in no way life altering (only the results are!) Depending on which type of braces you choose, you may need to consider diet changes or be more strict when it comes to brushing and flossing, In general, here are some braces tips for all ages:

What to Eat

You may have more flexibility with clear aligners, but with traditional metal braces or the options listed above, there are some foods to avoid during your treatment. Here are just a few:

  • Chewy foods — bagels, licorice
  • Crunchy foods — popcorn, chips, ice
  • Sticky foods — caramel candies, chewing gum
  • Hard foods — nuts, hard candies
  • Foods that require biting into — corn on the cob, apples, carrots

How to Care for Your Braces

Our team at Beglin Orthodontics are always just a phone call or an appointment away if you need help or have questions about your braces. Once you have your braces, it is important to remember that dental hygiene is priority. Here are the best ways to care for your braces and your teeth underneath:

  • Brush and floss (with a waterpik) after each meal
  • Avoid the foods described above
  • Wear a mouthguard if you are in sports or play hard
  • Wear the bands and retainers as prescribed   

What Can Go Wrong with Braces

There isn’t a lot to worry about with your braces, but occasionally, there can be some emergencies that arise. Because traditional braces are metal and have parts that can be pokey or uncomfortable, it is important to tell Dr. Beglin if you are experiencing severe soreness or discomfort. Sometimes, braces can have pieces that break – here are some common orthodontic mishaps:

  • Pokey wires
  • Broken or pokey brackets
  • Loose wires
  • Loose teeth
  • Food getting stuck

If any of these things happen during your treatment, it is important to call our office right away. For pokey wires or brackets, we recommend placing a small piece of wax on the end to protect your cheeks and gums from injury until we can fix them in office. 

If food has been stuck and is causing irritation to the gums, there are times when an antiseptic mouthwash is needed. It is important to communicate with our team to ensure you have what you need to take care of your teeth during your treatment.


Types of Braces


Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the tried and true option for many younger patients. They can fix a range of orthodontic problems that range in severity from mild to severe. We recommend these for kids as young as 7.

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Clear (Ceramic) Braces

Clear braces offer the durability and success of traditional braces but with the option of making them discreet. Adolescents and younger teens may appreciate the ability to keep their confidence while going through treatment.

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Clear Aligners/Invisalign®

While traditional braces are still an excellent option for many people needing to correct orthodontic problems, clear aligners offer more flexibility and comfort than traditional braces.

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5-Star Reviews

Patients come first

Everything was really nice over there. They told me I was probably gonna have two years in my braces. I finished in about a year and a half and everything looks great!!!

Gilbert Mora

Thanks to Dr. Beglin and his awesome staff my daughter Marley has the perfect smile! Nothing but a great experience during every office visit. I highly recommend Dr. Beglin’s office if you or your child need braces and want an easy, comfortable experience!

Ashley Paco

10 out of 10 great journey all together. My teeth are straight and it was quick and easy too. The employees are all nice and a little sarcastic but always fun to be around.

_Engelas _

Staff is friendly and office is efficient. Dr Beglin took care of both of our kids, and we are very happy with his care and expertise.

Mary Bassler

Beglin Orthodontics teamed up with Dr. Carkeet to help me with adult restoration treatment. I felt well cared for through the process and his team was always professional and easy to work with. I'm quite happy with the results.

Kris Passie

Dr. Beglin and the staff are amazing ! All very nice and respectful. They were always very patient and gave me all the information about my teeth. I love my smile now ! I would recommend 100%

Nayeli Gomez

The entire staff is friendly and professional. My concerns were listened to and validated and a courseOf action was determined.Having options for orthodontics in our small community is a gift. Had I done more research, I would have chosen Dr Beglin for the initial treatment. I’m amGrateful that my issues can be resolved.

Ruth Hensley

Very professional. Dr. Beglin and the staff were friendly, caring, and explained the procedure and care of the braces and my teeth at each appointment. I would recommend this office to any adult or child that is in need of orthodontic care.

Elizabeth Wagoner

Dr. Lowthorp has been amazing for years! And Dr. Beglin has done an excellent job of stepping in and providing great service. So many beautiful smiles in this town due to these folks and their dedicated team!

Pam Foster


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