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Do you have any questions or concerns regarding your oral health? Cleaning your teeth should be a task that everyone undertakes in order to maintain a happy smile with perfect oral health. Likewise, if you do not clean your orthodontic treatments, including your braces, they will not be able to function or serve you suitably. Listed below are some incredible questions and answers regarding caring and cleaning for your braces:

If your braces are damaged, how do you repair them?

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

How do you floss with braces?
– Flossing between teeth with braces requires alternative interdental cleaners such as water flossers.

What are the benefits of cleaning your orthodontic tools?
– 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.

Are there any dietary restrictions to help keep traditional braces clean and safe?
– 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.

If you are in need of an orthodontic treatment, Dr. Chris Trockel and our team at True Smile Orthodontics is here to give you the smile you want. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our orthodontic office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, please contact us at 918-364-2222 to speak with a member of our team. We look forward to improving your smile!