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How do I prepare for getting metal braces?

You can prepare for getting metal braces by learning what to expect. Understand how long you will wear metal braces, how often you need to have them adjusted, and how to care for them. Prepare for metal braces by learning which foods can damage them, such as popcorn, chewing gum, and candy. Also, learn how to brush and floss your teeth while wearing metal braces.

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