orthodontist kansas city ksSome people experience discoloration of their teeth around their brackets throughout the course of treatment with traditional braces. This is a common occurrence that can lead to unevenness in tooth color after your braces are removed. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to keep your smile bright while undergoing treatment with braces, and there are also methods for correcting tooth shade after your treatment is complete! Our orthodontist near Kansas City, KS, explains more here.

Why Does Staining Occur?

Discoloration can occur when food becomes stuck in between brackets and wires or when you consume foods and drinks that tend to stain. Food debris causes a buildup of bacteria and plaque, which then leads to further staining and spots on the teeth.

How To Prevent Staining

The simplest way to keep your teeth white and minimize the chance of white spots is to always brush and floss after each meal. Clean between your wires either with a tool or a water pick to ensure that all debris is removed. It’s also important to avoid foods and drinks that tend to stain the teeth, such as coffee, tea, and red wine, and reduce consumption of acidic foods and sugary drinks, which can damage your enamel.

Whitening Methods

Using whitening methods such as whitening trays or strips is not recommended while you undergo treatment with traditional metal braces. If you notice staining and want to correct it, try using a whitening toothpaste or mouthwash that is designed to gently lift tooth stains. Following your treatment, if you notice there are white spots where your brackets were, you may want to consider professional whitening treatment to even out the color of your teeth and make your smile bright! Our orthodontist will advise if professional whitening treatment is right for you.

Contact Our Orthodontist near Kansas City, KS, To Find Out More!

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about braces, Invisalign, or other orthodontia-related topics from our orthodontist, feel free to contact Burleson Orthodontics by calling 816.759.0123.

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Our Briarcliff Village Orthodontics Office
4135 N. Mulberry Drive,
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: 816-384-0801
Hours: Monday – Saturday with morning, afternoon
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Our Liberty Orthodontics Office
5 Westowne Street, Suite 502
Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: 816.384.0356
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm,
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Our Raymore Orthodontics Office
401 Laurus Drive
Raymore, MO 64083
Phone: 816.945.6927
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm,
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Our Briarcliff Village Orthodontics Office
4135 N. Mulberry Drive,
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: 816-384-0801
Hours: Monday – Saturday with morning, afternoon
and evening appointments available

Our Liberty Orthodontics Office
5 Westowne Street, Suite 502
Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: 816.384.0356
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm,
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Our Raymore Orthodontics Office
401 Laurus Drive
Raymore, MO 64083
Phone: 816.945.6927
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm,
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

 

The award-winning Kansas City orthodontists and Kansas City pediatric dentists of Burleson Orthodontics specialize in dental care for your baby or child and the most advanced types of braces for children, teens and adults. With three convenient orthodontic offices in Kansas City, MO, Liberty, MO, and Raymore, MO, there is sure to be an office near you. Call 816.384.0801 today for your or your child's complimentary, no-obligation consultation for braces or Invisalign today!

 

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