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If you’re like our orthodontic team, you want to have a successful and easy-going Easter that is free of orthodontic problems. Well, to have this top-notch Easter holiday, you need to keep your smile and braces in mind. In fact, you need to do all you can to keep your braces in tip-top shape. So, our orthodontist, Dr. Michael Jacobsen, encourages you to care for your braces and avoid problems by doing the following things:

-Avoid chewy and sticky candies: You have probably heard this before, but chewy and sticky candies can damage your braces, especially because they can pull the brackets off the teeth and even break or bend the wires. They can also cling to the braces and cause cavities. So, stick to more braces-friendly treats.

-Wear a mouthguard: Sometimes Easter egg hunts involve oral injuries, especially if money is involved. So, as you’re searching for those hidden eggs, wear a mouthguard to prevent knocked-out and broken teeth and well as a broken appliance.

-Clean your smile and appliance: Make sure to brush and floss your teeth and braces regularly throughout the day, like after each meal and snack. This can help you maintain a top-notch smile and appliance as well as help you avoid dental problems.

To learn more about braces in Victorville, California, please contact Jacobsen Orthodontics today at 760-951-7752. Our orthodontic team will be happy to give you the information and details you’re looking for. We’re also happy to answer any questions you have. So, feel free to reach out to us. We look forward to your phone call!