If you’re considering getting braces, the thought of how long they’ll be on your teeth may seem scary. And, once you finally get them, the thought of spending any extra time in the orthodontist’s chair can seem just as terrifying. How could either one be worse than having braces colors on your teeth? You don’t want to have to go back and spend even more time in the orthodontist’s chair getting them fixed! But what are some of the things that can happen with braces? How can you prevent having to go back for fixing or adjustment?
As you may have noticed, a long time ago I had braces to straighten my teeth and make me a prettier feller! They were sky blue! My favorite color! However, fast forward to today and my braces are now green. How did that happen?! To figure out what went wrong, let’s take a look at how I got my sky blue teeth.
Dark Blue Dentures
If you’re using blue-colored dentures and want them to stay true to color, beware of letting any light blue materials come into contact with them. Light blues will mix with your dentures and change their shade, causing a faint green tint that’s hard to get rid of and may even require new teeth altogether. You can’t always prevent color-drifting on all fronts, but be sure to keep your dentures away from anything sky blue or light blue (also called powder blue). You might also consider considering red braces or going without braces altogether if you like coloring outside the lines—literally!
Pink Teeth Before And After
Having braces is a big commitment and it can be a little scary to think about wearing them for months at a time. Here’s some important information on what you can expect to happen over time with your bright white, sky blue, light blue or any other braces color that you choose! For example, after getting your braces put on and adjusting to their new presence in your mouth, you may not notice much of a change over time – but that’s OK! Your teeth are shifting thanks to the pressure from your baby blue braces but sometimes things don’t shift as quickly as we want them to – patience is key! Then one day, WHAMO!
To avoid your braces turning green, first determine if you’re whitening your teeth too often or with too high of a concentration of hydrogen peroxide. Even though you may have seen it in commercials, using a mouthwash containing hydrogen peroxide isn’t ideal for whitening your teeth, says Davis. The contact time is very short and you are likely to end up over-bleaching your teeth by using higher concentrations than what’s recommended on product labels; they can also irritate sensitive gums and burn when ingested. If you’re just using an over-the-counter tray or toothpaste to whiten your teeth, stick to two times per day for no more than two weeks—and don’t skip breakfast!
Teeth Bleaching Before And After
Teeth bleaching involves applying a tooth-whitening product to your teeth, letting it sit for a prescribed amount of time, and then removing it with water or another agent. Depending on how well you follow instructions, you may see results in as little as one day—but that’s rare. Most people will need to apply whitening products several times over several weeks before they see any change in their smile. And even if you do get immediate results from your teeth whitening treatment, keep in mind that these won’t last forever; some people find that their pearly whites slowly return to their original color over time.
Waterlase Before And After
A Waterlase procedure—short for water laser—uses a special light-emitting diode (LED) technology to gently and effectively reshape teeth, close gaps and eliminate stains. During a Waterlase appointment, your dentist or orthodontist will guide an intense beam of light over your teeth in order to gently melt away plaque, tarter buildup and calculus deposits without harming sensitive tissue or tooth enamel. There’s no drilling involved in Waterlase procedures; as such, they’re much more comfortable than traditional methods of dental cleaning that rely on heavy brushing to remove plaque and tartar buildup.
Orthodontist Near Me
Though there are a lot of factors that can lead to discoloration, I’m going to start by talking about something important: diet and oral care. First, if you’re eating blueberries or other foods with natural dyes and drink coffee, tea or other
Second, if you aren’t taking good care of your teeth—brushing twice daily and flossing at least once—then it is possible for food particles to get stuck between your brackets and wires. This can cause bacteria growth which will also stain them green over time.
If either of these things are happening to you, then it is very likely that your orthodontic appliance has turned green because of them. However, since we don’t know exactly what’s causing it in your case specifically, I would recommend scheduling an appointment with an orthodontist near me so he/she can examine you further.