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Do you want a successful orthodontic journey? If so, you need to take good care of your braces. This is because if you care for your braces, they will care for you. They will also have the ability to give you the dream smile you want. Our orthodontist, Dr. Perry M. Iacovetti, understands that caring for your braces might be tough to do if you’re not sure how to do so. So, to help you, he is happy to provide some instructions for you.

-Brush your teeth in the morning and at night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. It’s also best to brush after each meal and snack.

-Floss your teeth once a day. If you can, floss more.

-Rinse your mouth once a day with antibacterial mouthwash that has been approved by the American Dental Association.

-Visit your dentist every six months for your routine dental cleaning and exam appointments.

-Attend your routine adjustment appointments.

-Have a diet that is friendly to your braces, which means to avoid sticky, hard, and chewy foods.

-If you play high-contact sports, wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and braces.

-When you clean your smile and braces, use oral hygiene tools that make the task easier, like floss threaders, water flossers, electric toothbrushes, and more.

To learn more about how to care for your braces in Little Neck, New York, please reach out to Orthodontic Associates of Little Neck at 718.224.0040 at your earliest convenience. Our orthodontic team is here to help you, and we look forward to giving you the information you’re looking for!