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Your braces are strong and reliable. In fact, they’re strong enough to move your teeth and give you the perfect smile you deserve. However, there are habits in this world that could harm and damage your appliance and even delay your treatment time. So, if you would like to stay on track toward your beautiful and stunning smile, then it’s important to avoid those bad habits. Those habits are:

Forgetting to brush, floss, and rinse: Oral hygiene is vital for your smile transformation process. This is because strong and healthy teeth can help you stay on track toward the smile of your dreams. So, please remember to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse 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 a top-notch orthodontic appliance and smile in Potomac, Maryland. If you have any questions or if you’re interested in knowing more about how to keep your braces in tip-top shape, please remember to call Liang Orthodontics at 301-983-3132 at your earliest convenience. Dr. Christopher Liang and our orthodontic team are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!