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Would you like to upgrade and enhance your smile? Cleaning your teeth should be a task that everyone undertakes in order to maintain a happy smile with superb oral health. Likewise, if you do not clean your orthodontic treatments, including your braces, they will not be able to function or serve you appropriately. Listed below are a few terrific questions and answers regarding caring and cleaning for your braces:

What are the perks of cleaning your braces?
– 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.

How do I wash between teeth when wearing traditional braces?
– Flossing between teeth with braces requires alternative interdental cleaners such as water flossers.

How do you repair broken braces?
– Never attempt to fix broken braces, but instead cover any wires that may be hanging out with wax and seek out your orthodontist immediately.

Are there any food restrictions to help keep traditional braces clean and effective?
– 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.

To learn more about orthodontic treatments, contact Dr. Don Niu and our team at Irvine Dental Group by calling us at 877-396-6899. If you would like an oral exam, our orthodontic office is located in Irvine, California. We are here to proudly keep you and your smile healthy and happy.