How do I prepare for getting invisible (lingual) braces?

You can prepare for getting invisible braces, which are metal brackets attached to the back of your teeth, by understanding how to care for them properly. Brushing and flossing will be more challenging with invisible braces, so learn how to do it properly to help prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Know how long you will wear your invisible braces and when to schedule adjustments. Prepare for invisible braces by learning which foods can damage them, such as popcorn, chewing gum, and hard candy. 

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