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When it comes to adjusting to braces, here at Friendly Smiles Orthodontics in Tucson, Arizona, we understand how tricky it can be. That is why our team is happy to share with you some basic information on the importance of brushing and how to do it when you are experiencing braces.

Braces can sometimes feel awkward until you are used to them. And knowing how to properly care for them and your teeth is essential for the orthodontic treatment to be a success. Braces, wires, springs, and rubber bands can hold and trap food particles and plaque, so if it’s not brushed away and cleaned quickly, you could be setting your smile up for a disaster.

Did you know, there are special devices you can use to brush and floss your teeth with braces effectively? Well, it’s true! There are unique brushes that can be used, as well as air or water flossers to help in the hard-to-reach places. It is imperative to try and brush or rinse your mouth out after every meal to keep your teeth in tip-top shape.

If you ever have any questions about your orthodontic treatment, or if you have questions about your braces, please call us today at 520-326-1101 to set up an appointment with Yone Ponce. Our friendly, orthodontic staff is happy to help you in any way we can as you undergo treatment.