Orthodontic Hygiene and Diet
Braces create small ledges, nooks and crannies for food deposits. If these areas are not kept clean, cavities and/or gum problems may develop. This makes brushing and flossing even more important while you are wearing braces. When you brush and floss, handle your appliances carefully so you won't break or loosen them. Following these brushing and eating tips will keep your appliances and your smile healthy.