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If you want a perfect smile after your orthodontic treatment, then you need to do all you can to take good care of your braces. In order to keep your appliance in tip-top shape, you need to do certain things, like avoid appliance-harming habits. Some of those habits are:

Forgetting to brush, floss, and rinse: Oral hygiene is vital for top-notch teeth and braces. This is because cleaning your teeth on a regular basis keeps your appliance in tip-top shape and also keeps dental issues at bay. So, please remember to brush your teeth every morning and every night, floss your smile right before bed, and rinse your mouth daily.

Eating appliance-harming foods: There are many foods and treats in the world that can alter and break your appliance. It’s best to avoid eating these appliance-harming foods as much as possible. Those are hard, sticky, and chewy foods and treats that can cling to your teeth and appliance and cause damage, like caramel, taffy, and popcorn.

Not wearing a mouthguard: Do you participate in high contact sports and activities? If so, then you need to protect your teeth and braces with a mouthguard. If you don’t, a hard, forceful object can hit your mouth, damage your braces, and even injure or knock out a tooth. So, please remember to wear a mouthguard while you are active.

Avoiding these bad habits can help you have the best orthodontic appliance possible. If you have questions about these tips, or if you’re interested in knowing more about how to maintain top-notch braces in Scarsdale, New York, please call Blais Orthodontics. All you need to do is dial 914.472.9595 and Dr. Merissa Blais and our orthodontic team will be more than happy to help you.