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Are you currently working toward the smile of your dreams with braces? If so, good for you! Our talented orthodontist, Dr. Robert Agnetta, is thrilled to help you reach your smile and oral health goals. As you align your teeth with braces, it’s very important to take good care of your appliance. Keeping your appliance in tip-top shape can help you have the most convenient and successful orthodontic journey possible. So, please remember to do everything you can to clean and care for your braces. To help you do so, Dr. Agnetta encourages you to do the following things:

-Keep up on oral hygiene: Brushing and flossing are both very important when caring for your braces. This is because they clean the appliance and help you avoid dental issues, like cavities. So, make sure to brush after every meal and to floss at least once a day. If you can floss more often, like after each time you brush, do it.

-Use orthodontic tools to clean your braces: Orthodontic tools, like interdental brushes, can help you properly and effectively clean your teeth and appliance. These tools scrub the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth that your toothbrush and floss cannot reach. So, make sure to use these tools often.

-Watch what you eat: There are certain foods that can damage the braces, like chewy, hard and sticky foods. These foods tend to pull the brackets from the teeth and even bend the wires. It’s important to avoid these foods as much as possible so you can maintain a top-notch appliance and stay on track toward your perfect smile.

If you have any questions about how to care for your braces, please don’t hesitate to contact Potsdam Orthodontics at 315-267-6588. Our orthodontic team will be thrilled to give you the answers and information you’re looking for. We want you to have the best orthodontic journey possible! We look forward to hearing from you.