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Is your smile ready for an upgrade? Cleaning your teeth should be a task that everyone undertakes in order to sustain a happy smile with optimum oral health. Likewise, if you do not clean your orthodontic treatments, including your braces, they will not be able to function and your overall treatment time will increase. Listed below are some great questions and answers regarding caring and cleaning for your braces:

How do I floss between teeth when wearing metal wire and bracket braces?
– Flossing between teeth with braces requires alternative interdental cleaners such as water flossers.

Are there any food restrictions to help keep traditional braces effective and safe?
– Yes, avoid chewy and sticky foods that can get stuck in hard to reach places between the wires of your braces and your teeth, as well as avoid tough or hard to chew foods that can bend or crack your braces.

Why should you clean your braces?
– In order for braces to function properly and do the job required of them, they must be in good condition and with all parts working as intended.

How do you fix damaged braces?
– Never attempt to fix broken braces, but instead cover any wires that may be hanging out with wax and seek out your orthodontist immediately.

To discuss your orthodontic treatment options with Dr. Stephan Ramsay and the rest of our team at Ramsay Orthodontics, simply book an appointment at our orthodontic office in Austin, Texas. Our number is 512-346-1384, and we look forward to making your smile shine soon!