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Do you want to prevent orthodontic problems this Easter? If so, then you need to do all you can to keep your braces and smile in tip-top shape. The more you keep your appliance, teeth and gums in mind, the better chance you have of avoiding issues. To help you, our orthodontist, Dr. Frank Iuorno, encourages you to prevent problems by doing the following things:

-Avoid chewy and sticky candies: Chewy and sticky candies can break your appliance by pulling the brackets off the teeth and even bending the wires. They can also cling to the teeth and braces and promote dental issues, like cavities. So, please stick to more braces-friendly treats.

-Wear a mouthguard: If you’re planning on participating in a potentially intense Easter egg hunt, then it’s best to wear a mouthguard. This can help you avoid breaking your braces and suffering knocked-out and broken teeth when you suffer blows to the face as you’re searching for eggs.

-Clean your smile and appliance: Make sure to thoroughly clean your braces, teeth and gums after each time you eat. This can help you keep your smile and appliance in the best shape possible. This can also help you avoid dental issues.

If you have any questions about how to prevent problems with braces in Glen Allen, Virginia, please contact West End Orthodontics today at 804-364-8366. Our orthodontic team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!