Caring For Your Braces
To avoid problems while you are in orthodontic treatment, take special care of your braces, teeth and gums to ensure you will have the best possible result. Click the information below for tips and guidance to maintaining good dental hygiene with braces.
As soon as the bristles start to wear down or fray, replace your toothbrush with a new one. It is important to carefully floss and brush daily for optimal oral hygiene.
Foods to avoid:
Chewy and sticky foods – gum, caramel, taffy
Crunchy foods- popcorn, tortilla chips
Hard foods- suckers, ice, nuts
If you have a dental emergency, you should call your dentist immediately.
If you have a situation that you cannot resolve on your own, call us as soon as possible so we can see you for a repair appointment. In the meantime, the information listed below can help resolve minor problems you may encounter during your orthodontic treatment.