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Whats the Best Way to Care for Braces at Home?

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Now that you have braces on, we hope you will help us to give you your beautiful new smile by following some simple but IMPORTANT rules:

-AVOID EATING:              

-Hard foods, Sticky foods, and foods high in sugar content.

  • These foods may do damage by distorting wires, loosening cement under the bands or brackets and/or breaking your appliances. Foods high in sugar content may stain your teeth or cause cavities.
  • Popcorn-Nuts-Lifesavers- GUM -Caramel-Taffy-Gummy Candy-Jolly Ranchers

-CUT INTO PIECES: Apples-Pears-Corn on the Cob-Bagels-Pizza Crust-Tough Meats-Chicken Wings

-NO CHEWING ON: Pens- Pencils- Fingernails- Bottle tops- Hard Objects

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-MAINTAIN PROPER ORAL HYGIENE:

Brush & Floss after each meal!

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-KEEP YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS:

  • Your progress needs to be monitored on a regular basis. 

-FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS VERY CAREFULLY:

  • Wear appliances and rubber bands exactly as you are told!!!!

-SEE YOUR DENTIST EVERY 3-6 MONTHS

  • You need to see your dentist for a checkup and cleaning at least twice a year!!!

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