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How should I care for my metal braces?

Good oral hygiene that includes regular teeth brushing and flossing are even more important when wearing braces, including metal braces. Keeping your teeth and braces clean will probably take more time than your usual routine. It is also recommended that you avoid crunchy foods or hard objects that could bend the brace wires out of place. Ask your dentist for a list of what you should avoid eating, including foods or candy that stick easily to braces.

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