Home Care for Braces

Check your braces once a week for anything loose or bent. If a bracket or band comes loose or you break a wire, please call our office at (703) 815-6455 so that we can arrange an appointment long enough to repair it. Try to explain what has happened by using the diagram provided. Be as specific as possible with the receptionist. If you lose your rubber bands, call us so we can mail you some more or drop by the office to pick some up.

Oral Hygiene Overview

For a brief overview of oral hygiene tips, please click on the image below. It will launch our educational module in a separate window that may answer some of your questions about oral hygiene.

Oral Hygiene Overview
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Sore Teeth

After braces are placed on your teeth, it is normal for your teeth to be sore for few days. Tylenol will help relieve this discomfort. Some irritation to the cheeks and tongue is normal, but if you feel anything sharp is poking you or any sores are developing, please call our office at (703) 815-6455.