Taking Care of Your Braces
To maintain your braces, you should avoid eating anything sticky, hard, or chewy. Instead, you should cut food into pieces without biting into it. In addition, do not chew on items like bones, pencils, gum, or candy. Also, be sure to maintain follow-up cleaning appointments every three to six months to keep your teeth clean, while brushing and flossing twice a day. Finally, be sure to use one of the many mouth rinses that will be recommend. Once your braces are placed, you will receive detailed instructions on caring for your appliance and an orthodontic home care kit.