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How to Care for Your Orthodontics

At Colalillo Orthodontics, we set up our patients for orthodontic success! When you receive treatment with us, we give you all the necessary dental tools you’ll need to care for your braces. In fact, you’ll receive so many goodies—it’ll feel like your birthday! Each new patient who receives a full set of braces receives a Sonicare toothbrush.

Your New Braces

Your risk of tooth decay and gum disease is higher when you wear braces. Why? Food and plaque can get trapped in the brackets and wires that make up your braces. So, while your orthodontia is straightening your teeth, you need to take extra care with your oral hygiene to ensure you keep a healthy smile!

Start with Your Food

Paying attention to the food and drink you consume can help tremendously when it comes to keeping your braces debris-free. Consider the acidic content of certain dietary items, which can contribute to tooth enamel damage. Another consideration is the types of food that may bend or break your wires. To learn about all the foods you might want to avoid, click here for our food guidelines pdf.

Tools and Techniques

Dr. Alex Colalillo offers complete orthodontics for children, teens, and adults including ClearCorrect Aligners and Clarity Aesthetic Braces. Our two Southern New Jersey locations serve patients from Collingswood, Haddon Twp., Haddon Heights, Haddonfield, Audubon, Pennsauken, Mullica Hill, Mantua, Swedesboro, Monroe Township, Pitman, and all surrounding communities. We want to take care of your family’s orthodontic needs! Make an appointment today!