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Here are some tips on how to take care of your braces.

Brushing – It’s not how often, it is how WELL you brush. Make sure you are brushing both your teeth AND the braces. Angle the brush towards your gums and apply moderate pressure. You should be brushing for no less than 2 minutes after every meal.

Flossing – Now that you’ve got your braces on, it’s time to use a floss-threader to make sure you are flossing underneath the wire.

Foods to Avoid – Simple rule: avoid hard and crunchy things (popcorn, hard pretzels, chips) and sticky and chewy things (Swedish Fish, gummy candy).

Poking wires – Once in a while you may have a pokey wire. Not a problem- this is what ortho wax is for. Roll up a pea-sized ball of wax and squish it right one the wire or brace that is poking you. You can repeat this as many times as you need to.

Broken Braces – Once in a while, a brace will disconnect from the tooth, and either come off or hang loose on a wire. Call the office if this happens. Depending on where you are in your treatment, we may want you to come in to fix it or recommend waiting to fix it at your next scheduled appointment.

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Our Patient Reviews

Broad Street Braces

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 387 reviews

Felicia W

Excellent staff, excellent service with trusty expertise. It was overall a great experience for my son and myself. We are highly satisfied with all the services performed today.

Alisa O

I am pleased with this Orthodontist location because they are very prompt with appointments. It's never a long wait. The staff is kind and willing to fix misunderstandings quickly. They actually play relaxing music in the office. My favorite staff member is Trinh because she answers questions gracefully. Trinh always greets me with a smile. Glad I chose this dental office.

Phuong H

Really nice office. Very clean and modern. Everyone is friendly, especially Trinh. She is great. Love taking my son here.

Refie H

The staff is really friendly, very satisfied with the service. The place is cozy, and also clean, seriously I recommend it to anyone who wanted to have the braces on

Kevin A

My mom received THE BEST service here. Consultations & visits were a breeze & the staff was always so kind. Their bilingual employee, Sara, was very helpful because my mom only speaks Spanish.

Hung C

This is my son’s first time here. This Office is very nice and very professional. Great service. Mrs. Trinh did an excellent job helping us translate Vietnamese. She is really nice and did a great job! Thank you so much!

Angela D

Great experience!! welcoming and good at what they do. Ask for amanda- she's the best!

Thang N

Many friends told me that Trinh always does a great job and I am very lucky today to have her put my braces on! They look great. I am looking forward to coming back for my second appoinment. The treatment coordinator, Rachel is very friendly and welcoming. She is awesome. I would recommend anyone who is interested in braces to come to Broad Street Braces. You would love Dr. Neil!