How can I reduce complications after my child gets clear braces?

You can reduce complications after your child gets clear braces by making sure that he takes good care of his mouth and his braces. Your child should brush his teeth with a soft toothbrush twice a day to remove food particles trapped between teeth and ceramic or plastic brackets. He should use a fluoride rinse and visit the dentist regularly for cleanings. It's also important that your child avoid eating sticky, chewy, or hard foods like candy, which can damage the clear braces. Sugary foods such as soft drinks should also be avoided because they can wear down tooth enamel.

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