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Do you have any unanswered questions about maintaining braces? Cleaning your teeth should be a task that everyone undertakes in order to maintain 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 properly. Listed below are some amazing questions and answers regarding caring and cleaning for your braces:

What are the benefits of cleaning your braces?
– 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.

If your braces break, 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 I floss between teeth when wearing traditional braces?
– Flossing between teeth with braces requires alternative interdental cleaners such as water flossers.

Are there any food 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.

Dr. Ben McDowell at Payson Orthodontics wants to ensure your smile shines no matter what condition it is in. If you are thinking about getting an orthodontic treatment, please contact our office in Payson, Arizona, by calling us at 928-472-7223. Your smile is our business!