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If you want a successful orthodontic journey, then you need to properly care for your braces each day. This is because if you don’t care for your braces, then they won’t care for you. This means that having an ineffective appliance can delay your treatment time and even lead you away from the smile you desire. So, to help you keep your braces in tip-top shape, our orthodontist, Dr. Christopher Liang, has some instructions for you.

-Brush your teeth after each meal and snack.

-Floss your teeth at least once a day, if not more. If this is difficult for you, ask our team about tools that can help make flossing easier.

-Visit your dentist regularly for your dental cleaning and exam appointments.

-Visit our office when you’re due for an adjustment appointment.

-Rinse your mouth daily with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash.

-Avoid sticky, hard, and chewy foods as well as have a diet that is friendly to your braces.

-Schedule an appointment if you break your braces.

-If you play high-contact sports, wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and braces.

-When you clean your smile and braces, use oral hygiene tools that make the task easier, like floss threaders, water flossers, electric toothbrushes, and more.

For more information and details about how to care for your braces in Potomac, Maryland, please contact Liang Orthodontics at 301-637-2189 at your earliest convenience. The more you know, the better. Our orthodontic team looks forward to helping you!