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Never let your orthodontic braces fall into disrepair. If your braces are damaged, the treatment time for your teeth to be straightened can be severely lengthened. Thus, it is essential to always make sure your braces are operating properly. Here are a few tips to remember:

In order to ensure your smile has the best chance of success, it is important to care for your braces whenever they are in place. This includes avoiding high-risk activities and sports that can easily damage your orthodontic equipment. If you do decide to play any contact sports, it is important to wear the necessary safety equipment to keep your smile and your braces safe.

It is important to always remove your retainer to clean it as necessary. In addition, make sure you’re eating the proper diet and avoiding foods that can easily get stuck or lodged between your teeth and braces. This includes sticky and chewy substances that should be avoided at all costs. In addition, always make sure you are attending your regularly scheduled meetings with your orthodontist to ensure your orthodontic care is progressing as expected. If for any reason your braces should break, do not try to fix them on your own.

If you would like more information about straightening your smile with orthodontics or would like to schedule an appointment with Ramsay Orthodontics, you can call us at 512-346-1384. Dr. Stephan Ramsay and our entire team here at our office in Austin, Texas, look forward to seeing you.