Learn the Keys to a WOW! Smile

Orthodontic Success Means:

A new smile that WOWs everybody around you

+ Getting your new smile on time

+ Great Oral Hygiene

+ Wearing Your Elastics

+ Caring for Your Appliances

= SUCCESS!

Great Oral Hygiene

To get a WOW! smile, you’ll need to re-learn how to brush and floss.

Stop Rushing the Brushing

Brushing and flossing are a little tricky with braces, but it’s more important than ever.

Make sure you’re brushing and flossing after every meal and snack to prevent plaque build-up around your brackets.

Floss Like A Boss

Floss every day! The floss threaders are reusable.

A Waterpik can sometimes be helpful too.

Wear Your Elastics

Want Your Braces Off On Time?

Attached to your braces, elastics (rubber bands) exert the proper force that creates the right amount of pressure to move teeth.

In order for orthodontic forces to remain constant, you need to wear your elastics all the time and change them every day.

Any time missed wearing your elastics will only make your treatment take longer.

Wear your elastics like your bite depends on it—it does!

Wear Your Rubber Bands

You’re responsible for placing the elastics on your braces between appointments. Wear them as instructed.

Remove them only when brushing your teeth, gums and braces after meals. Then put them back on immediately.

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Food and Braces

If you’re wearing braces, you know there are some foods you need to stay away from.

Sticky, chewy, hard, crunchy foods can damage your braces by breaking them or causing them to detach from your teeth.

Think About Your Future Smile

If you steer clear of these types of restricted foods and maintain proper oral hygiene throughout treatment, your braces will be off in no time.

You’ll love flashing your big, beautiful smile that will WOW! everyone!