How do I take care of braces?

Maintaining good oral hygiene is key. Brush regularly as directed by the dentist and floss daily. Scheduling dental visits can also help keep teeth healthy.
Patients should also maintain a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
Your may want to avoid certain foods that could interfere with braces or accidentally bend the wires. These foods may include nuts, popcorn, hard candy, ice and sticky foods like chewing gum, caramel or other chewy candy.