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As an adult, the thought of getting braces isn’t exactly pleasant. After all, braces are associated with high school and awkward dances, right? They’re not for adults working in a highly professional environment.

The opposite is actually true. Ceramic braces provide you the opportunity to get the straight, healthy smile you want and need while doing so discreetly. However, they do require a bit more work to maintain than traditional braces. Let’s look at what some of that extra work entails.

You will need to maintain your braces and teeth by brushing and flossing twice a day. If you have an issue cleaning hard-to-reach places, you might want to consider using some special oral hygiene tools. Interdental brushes can help clean hard-to-reach places in the hardware while a simple floss threader with wax-coated floss can help insert floss around wires and between teeth.

You will also need to be mindful of certain foods and daily habits. Chewing gum and eating sticky foods can easily damage or break the wires and bands. The same threat is posed by eating crunchy foods and hard candy and chewing on things like pens, pencils and ice.

If you think that ceramic braces are the answer to your smile problems, then call us today at 301-841-9348 to see what Dr. Christopher Liang can do to help you get the smile you deserve.