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The braces installed by 360 Orthodontics will through the course of several adjustment sessions, realign your teeth for a healthier mouth and appealing smile. If develop cavities on any of your teeth, or some part of your braces is damaged, it will likely increase the duration you need to wear braces.

By making a few minor changes in your daily habits and keeping your braces clean, it will keep the amount of time you need to wear braces.

Thoroughly cleaning your teeth and braces through your daily oral hygiene routine is important for preventing cavities. This means brushing and flossing twice a day. If you have trouble cleaning around the braces or working floss between your teeth, you might want to try using interdental brushes or a floss threader with wax coated floss.

Do your best to avoid eating sticky foods or chewing gum, this could potentially bend wires, loosen brackets or dislodge spacers. At the same time, your braces can also be damaged by biting down repeatedly on hard and crunchy foods. This also means curbing bad habits like chewing on hard objects, pencils, pens or crunching on ice.

If a piece of hardware does happen break or come loose, you can protect your cheek and gums from injury by securing it in a piece of the orthodontic wax 360 Orthodontics furnished you with when your braces were installed.

If you have questions about how to clean or take care of your braces or some part of your braces is damaged, you should call 360 Orthodontics located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, at 440-243-9575 to schedule an appointment.