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The braces installed in your mouth by Dr. Ora Rosenfeld Canter represent a functional component for correcting the alignment of your teeth. This will eventually give you a more appealing smile while also reducing your chances of suffering problems dental fractures and enamel attrition.

If your braces are damaged or you develop cavities from poor oral hygiene it could increase the amount of time it takes to fully correct your smile. Keeping a few simple things in mind will help reduce your chances of suffering undue complications with your braces.

The suction created by chewing gum and eating sticky foods can pose a serious threat to the integrity of your braces. This could potentially pull a bracket or spacer out of position. In an extreme case, sticky substances could possibly bend a wire.

On the other end of the spectrum, eating hard foods or crunching down on ice can also bend wires and damage braces hardware. This could potentially damage a band or leave a sharp point in your mouth.

If you suffer any kind of damage to an element of your braces hardware you should not delay in seeking treatment with Dr. Ora Rosenfeld Canter. The longer you delay the more likely you are to suffer complications.

When Dr. Ora Rosenfeld Canter originally installed your braces she provided you with piece of special orthodontic wax. If something sharp is threating to injure your mouth you can secure it inside the orthodontic wax or an improvised piece of pencil eraser.

Your braces and teeth will need a little extra focus in your daily oral hygiene regimen. This calls for brushing twice and flossing once each day. If you’re having trouble brushing of flossing around a piece of orthodontic hardware you might want to try using a small interdental brush or a floss threader with waxed dental floss.

If any part of your braces hardware is in distress, you should call 718-278-2441 to have it repaired at Dr. Ora Rosenfeld Canter’s orthodontic clinic in Astoria, New York.