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If you want a successful orthodontic journey, then you need to keep your braces in the best shape possible. This means you need to clean and care for your braces regularly. Our orthodontist, Dr. Nathan Helm, is happy to help you do so by giving you the tips you need. Those tips are:

-Keep up on oral hygiene: Oral hygiene is very important when caring for your braces. In fact, you need to brush and floss as often as possible. If you can, brush and floss after each time you eat. This can help you remove plaque and other dangerous substances from your teeth, gums and smile.

-Use orthodontic tools to clean your braces: There are many tools available that can help you clean the little spaces of your braces and smile that your toothbrush and dental floss cannot normally reach. It’s best to use these tools often so you can prevent plaque buildup and clean the appliance and smile regularly.

-Watch what you eat: Certain foods, like chewy, sticky and hard foods, can damage the braces. It’s best to avoid those foods as much as possible. This can help you stay on track toward your perfect smile.

Do you have any questions about how to care for your braces in Denver, Colorado? If so, please contact Helm Orthodontics today at 303.371.0371. When you reach out to our orthodontic team, we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!