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It's very important that you still see your dentist for a check up and cleaning every six months!

Caring For Your Braces

Just get your braces on?

You’re in a high maintenance phase! It’s common for your new wire to start poking the back of your mouth after a few weeks. Not to worry: Give us a call and we’ll schedule a time for you to come by and have it clipped. In the meantime, feel free to place wax over it to avoid discomfort.

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Problems with your braces?

  • Loose Band or Bracket

  • Poking Wire

  • Lost Tiewire or Elastic Tie

  • Headgear Doesn’t Fit or is Coming Loose

  • Loose Expander Appliance

  • Spacer Comes Out

We’re always available to help! Call our office anytime to schedule an appointment for repairs. It usually only takes a few minutes, and we can work you in even when we’re at our busiest. The goal is to keep you comfortable and avoid any delays in your treatment. If you have an after-hours emergency, call our office and follow the prompts to leave a message on our emergency line. Someone will call you back promptly to help with the problem.

You Should Avoid:

  • Gum

  • Sticky Foods

  • Hard Foods

  • Sugary Drinks and Food

  • Chewing on Pens, Pencils & Fingernails

It’s Up To You

It’s up to you to make sure your braces stay clean. Remember to brush 3 times a day using a tooth timer, making sure to brush with soft circular motions and massage the gums in the process. It’s also extremely important to floss between all teeth once a day. Insert floss behind the wire using floss threaders, just like we showed you in your braces appointment. Gently clean the sides of teeth and under the gums using an up-and-down motion.

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