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Do you have any questions about maintaining and cleaning your teeth and your braces? Cleaning your teeth should be a routine that everyone undertakes in order to maintain a happy smile with optimum oral health. Likewise, if you do not care for your orthodontic treatments, including your braces, they will not be able to function or serve you properly. Listed below are a few questions and answers about caring and cleaning for your braces:

Are there any food restrictions to help ensure traditional braces remain clean 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.

What are the advantages of cleaning 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.

If your braces break, can they be fixed?
– Never attempt to fix broken braces, but instead cover any wires that may be hanging out with wax and seek out your orthodontist immediately.

How do I floss between teeth when using traditional braces?
– Flossing between teeth with braces requires alternative interdental cleaners such as water flossers.

If you would like to learn more about orthodontic treatments with Uinta Orthodontics, contact us at our orthodontic office in Evanston, Wyoming. Our number is (307) 789-8742. Dr. John R. Schouten and our entire team look forward to your visit.