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Do you feel your oral health care is serving you well? Cleaning your teeth should be a task that everyone undertakes in order to maintain a happy smile with amazing oral health. Likewise, if you do not clean your orthodontic treatments, including your braces, they will not be able to function or serve you accurately. Listed below are some wonderful questions and answers regarding caring and cleaning for your braces:

If your braces break, how do you fix them?
– 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 clean around teeth when wearing traditional braces?
– Flossing between teeth with braces requires alternative interdental cleaners such as water flossers.

Are there any food restrictions to help keep regular braces 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.

Do braces require cleaning routines?
– 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.

Come in and see for yourself the magic of orthodontics. To schedule an appointment at our orthodontic office in Beavercreek, Ohio, call M. W. McConnell, DDS at 937-912-0101 and a member of our team will gladly assist you. Dr. M. W. McConnell and our entire team look forward to helping you achieve the successful smile you desire.