Can I drink red wine with braces?

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Detective Foxtrot
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Can I drink red wine with braces?

#1 Post by Detective Foxtrot » Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:19 pm

I know this is a really superficial question but I just got braces on 5 days ago and have not drank my favourite drink because I red somewhere that red wine will stain part of m teeth (behind the brace??) that I won't be able to clean... seeing a I'll have them on for 2 years I don't fancy uncovering pink (although perectly straight!) teeth in 2010!!

Help!

p.s. I hate white wine so that's not an option I wish to explore, either is abstinance!! :D :D

mary.
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I would!

#2 Post by mary. » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:56 pm

For sure, I know I am not going without red wine for two years : ) I don't drink a ton of red wine, but I haven't hesitated to have some. I love it too. The technician did ask me when they changed my wire two weeks ago if I drank coffee. I replied, you bet, lots of it and red wine too. She was asking because she used to tie things in white wire that will not stain. She didn't mention any other concerns. They are very professional at my Ortho's office and I have complete confidence in everyone there. I really think she would have said something if there were significant concerns.

I would your Ortho for his or her opinion.

Detective Foxtrot
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#3 Post by Detective Foxtrot » Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:51 pm

thanks for your posts Mary and Maryeten... thank god the answers were positive because I've just finished a bottle of Shiraz!! (stressful day at the office!) :lol:

I don't have any rubber bits - just stainlness steel all the way so I guess I don't habe to worry about ligature staining! yay! things r lookin up! :-88

p.s. apologies - it's the Irish coming out in me!

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#4 Post by SolarFeline » Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:39 am

I NEEED to have my daily wake-up coffee (or is that my daily coffee wake-up???) :lol: and, of course, coffee does stain.

I swish my mouth out with Listerine Pre-Brush Whitening Mouthwash, and I find it does the trick.

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