How to maintain your appliances and ensure maximum benefit ....

While wearing fixed braces, oral hygiene is more important than ever. Braces have tiny spaces where food particles and plaque get trapped. Insufficient cleaning while wearing braces can cause enamel staining around brackets or bands.


While you are having orthodontic treatment, it is important to continue to have regular check-ups with your general dental professionals also

.There are foods that can loosen, break or bend wires and bands when you are wearing braces.. Avoid hard or sticky foods and chewing gum. Habits such as nail biting, unnatural tongue thrusting, pen chewing and nervous picking at your wires can also break braces. Be aware of these and make an effort to stop them. Remember that damaged braces mean extra appointments.

If you do break your braces, be sure to make an appointment with your orthodontist immediately.