Caring For Your Braces

Taking proper care of your braces is a big responsibility.   

Keeping your braces clean is necessary to maintain healthy teeth and gums throughout treatment.

Following the food guidelines will prevent loose brackets & broken wires which slow down orthodontic progress.

If you follow these guidelines, we are sure you will end up with a BEAUTIFUL smile!! Please contact our office if you ever have any questions or concerns.

 

We have found these videos to be helpful in understanding how to properly care for your braces:

 

parts of braces1. Parts of braces

 

 

wax

2. Pain and discomfort (using wax)

 

 

brushing with braces

3. Brushing techniques

 

 

flossing

4. Flossing (with Superfloss)

 

 

brushing with proxabrush5. Brushing with a Proxabrush

 

 

decalcification6. Preventing white spots (decalcification)

 

 

broken brackets7. The problem with loose brackets

 

 

Foods to Avoid

8. Foods to avoid

 

 

 

class II9. How to wear your rubberbands (Class II)

 

 

class III

10. How to wear your rubberbands (Class III)

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retainer11.Wearing your Retainer