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Are you looking for the flawless smile? Cleaning your teeth should be a task that everyone undertakes in order to preserve a happy smile with optimum oral health. Likewise, if you do not clean your orthodontic treatments, including your braces, they will not be able to function or serve you correctly. Listed below are some amazing questions and answers regarding caring and cleaning for your braces:

Why do braces need to be cleaned?
– 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 clean between teeth when wearing traditional braces?
– Flossing between teeth with braces requires alternative interdental cleaners such as water flossers.

Are there any foods that should be avoided with braces?
– 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.

How do you fix 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.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Family Dental of Lincoln to see if you are a candidate for braces, please call our orthodontic office in Chicago, Illinois at 773-561-5106. Dr. Nidal Obeid and the rest of our team look forward to straightening your smile for many years to come!