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Do you want to achieve your perfect smile in the shortest amount of time possible? If so, you need to do all you can to keep your orthodontic appliance and smile in tip-top shape. That way you won’t delay your treatment time and you won’t run into any dental issues.

So, to help you stay on track toward your pristine and dreamy smile, our East Gate Orthodontics orthodontic team has some tips and recommendations for you.

First, clean your smile and braces regularly. It’s best to brush and floss your teeth often, especially after eating if possible. Brushing and flossing will help you clean the food particles and plaque that get trapped in the crevices of your teeth and braces. If you don’t remove these things regularly, you could suffer cavities, tooth stains, and periodontal disease.

Second, avoid eating foods that can harm your braces and smile. There are many products we encourage you to avoid, such as starchy, sugary, chewy, and sticky foods because they can endorse cavities, break brackets and wires, and encourage other oral health and appliance issues.

Third, protect your teeth and appliance. If you participate in high-contact sports and activities, it’s important to protect your mouth with a mouthguard whenever you are on the field or court. If you wear a mouthguard, your teeth, tongue, cheeks, lips, and braces can be protected from the hard, forceful objects that might hit them.

Doing these things can help you achieve your ideal smile in the shortest amount of time. If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about how to take care of your smile and braces during orthodontic treatment in Chantilly, Virginia, please call our office at 703-542-6336 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Anisa Omar. We look forward to helping you!