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Protecting Your Teeth from Tooth Decay Philadelphia, PA
Oral Health Philadelphia PA

“Irony” is defined as something in which what is on the surface appears to differ radically from what is actually the case.

Here’s an example: You get braces to straighten your teeth so that you have a healthy smile that is easier to clean. However, while wearing braces to straighten your teeth, there is an increased chance of tooth decay. Talk about ironic!

Cleaning your teeth properly while undergoing orthodontic treatment is extremely important. Brackets and wires can catch bits of food and sugary particles left behind every time you eat and drink. Once trapped, these particles cause bacteria to congregate in huge quantities. If bacteria are allowed to develop into plaque and tartar, it will lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

At Broad Street Braces, we want all of our patients to end their orthodontic treatment with beautiful and healthy teeth. The following recommendations can help keep your mouth healthy and your braces clean:

  • Floss every day. Yes, it is more challenging, but flossing is the most important thing you can do to promote oral health.
  • Brush every time you eat a meal or snack. 
  • Avoid chewy, hard, crunchy, and sticky foods.
  • Do not chew gum.
  • Do not chew on pens, your fingernails, or other hard items.
  • Do not miss your orthodontic checkups. These help keep your treatment on track, and these appointments allow the orthodontist to notice any signs of trouble.
  • Visit the dentist every six months. Just because you visit the orthodontics every couple of months does not negate the importance of dental visits.

At Broad Street Braces, we genuinely care about our patient’s complete oral health. We are Philly’s premier orthodontic specialists for children, teens, and adults. We are a dynamic, friendly, and experienced team with a passion for helping patients find confidence through their smiles.

Contact us today for an appointment!

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!