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Need Help Flossing With Your Braces? Philadelphia, PA
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Hooray for braces! Their results are amazing! Your brilliant new smile will ‘wow’ all of your people! The benefits of braces are many. You will enjoy your aligned and smart smile. Your dental health will thank you because aligned teeth lead to healthy teeth as well.
However, the means to that aligned end can have its challenges. One challenge some patients have with braces is flossing. Suddenly there are obstacles to maneuvering in, around, and through teeth and gums. Even though there are struggles with flossing with braces on, it’s important to maintain this important daily routine. If you’re not flossing, it could lead to tooth decay, gum disease or periodontal disease.
There are some flossing tools available to help you or your child complete the necessary flossing daily habit.

  1. A Waterpik is a tool that utilizes water to clean your teeth in the same way that floss does. The forced water that is expelled from the Waterpik tip will forcefully (yet gently) breaks away any plaque that may be hiding from the bristle of your toothbrush.
  2. A floss threader is a disposable tool that is easy to purchase. They are found in any store that sells toothpaste or toothbrushes. They literally pull floss around and through the metal brackets that are attached to your teeth, so you can floss as usual.

Dr. Neil Uffner at Broad Street Braces is thrilled to create beautiful smiles that give you a lasting confidence. Call and book your appointment today, so you can get on the road to a beautiful and confident smile.

Posted on behalf of Broad Street Braces

1819 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA , 19148

Phone: (215) 234-3030


Mon – 8am to 5pm
Tue – 8am to 5pm
Wed – 8am to 5pm
Thu – 8am to 5pm
Fri – 8am to 1pm

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!