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It’s important to keep your braces in tip-top shape, especially because it helps you have a smooth and successful orthodontic experience and treatment. One way to keep your orthodontic appliance in pristine condition is by avoiding habits that can harm and damage it. 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 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: Refusing to wear a mouthguard while you participate in high-contact sports and activities can put your smile and appliance in grave danger. This is because hard, forceful objects tend to hit your mouth and break your braces and even your teeth. So, please wear a mouthguard whenever you are active.

Call Bradshaw & Hathaway today at 423-929-1126 if you have any questions about the provided tips and about how to maintain strong and successful braces in Johnson City, Tennessee. The sooner you call our office, the sooner Dr. Daniel Bradshaw and our orthodontic team can help you. We look forward to hearing from you!