LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Occasionally patients at Aesthetic Orthodontics, our Las Vegas orthodontics practice, are less than thrilled about wearing the braces and want to know if there is a way to speed up the process to get to the end result.
The Las Vegas orthodontist‘s opinion is that the patient’s cooperation is ultimately the best way to speed things up. Although, not slowing the process down is a better way to explain it. He says there are three easy ways to keep the treatment plan on track.
- Come to appointmentsSchedule appointments promptly and avoid rescheduling unless absolutely necessary, Dr. Alpan, a Las Vegas braces provider, says. Showing up for appointments means the orthodontist can make adjustments when needed and make sure teeth are on track.
- Wear appliancesIf you do not wear a prescribed orthodontic appliance-elastics, headgear or aligners-you are getting in your own way and lengthening treatment time, says Dr. Alpan, a leading Las Vegas orthodontics provider.
- Eat rightDr. Alpan, Las Vegas braces provider, recommends his patients eat a well-balanced diet filled with whole grains, fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, low-fat dairy and lean protein. What they should not eat are foods like candy and soda, and use extreme caution when eating hard, crunchy or sticky foods, he explained. Those foods can damage orthodontic appliances and braces, bend wires or require extra visits for repairs, which set back treatment time.