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Is your orthodontic care hampering your recovery time? Oftentimes if you neglect to care for your braces or teeth during your orthodontics treatment period, your alignment will not go along as smoothly as it should, and you add in the additional risks of increased tooth decay, gum disease, or oral accidents caused by neglected and damaged braces. Don’t lose your smile to bad habits.

Brace yourself for a smile makeover. Practice these helpful hints designed for optimum orthodontic care:

-If you should suffer an oral accident which damages your braces, use your orthodontist-provided wax until a visit can be made to fix your braces.
-Always be sure to visit your orthodontist at A Winning Smile Orthodontics for all your regularly scheduled appointments and adjustments. Any skipped sessions could delay your recovery time and hamper your treatment effectiveness.
-Certain foods and snacks can get lodged between your teeth and braces. If possible, avoid harmful products that can get stuck in these areas.
-Take extra caution when protecting your teeth and braces. If you are doing any strenuous activity, such as winter sports, or contact sports, be sure to wear proper safety gear such as helmets, mouth guards, and face protectors.
-Always make sure to practice safe and effective oral hygiene habits, including brushing and flossing your teeth. Use dental tools that are specially designed for braces.
-If you have a retainer, always make sure it is cleaned adequately.

For more tips and helpful hints to keep your braces at their best, please contact us to schedule an appointment or oral exam by calling us at 614-888-8070. We look forward to shaping your smile!