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Orthodontics & Dental Hygiene

You’re getting braces, and you can’t imagine how you’re going to brush, let alone floss, with those brackets and wires! Don’t give up! Oral hygiene is more important than ever. At Rappahannock Orthodontics, we’ll teach you the best way to care for your teeth and braces.
Dental Hygiene - Fredericksburg, VA
Call for an appointment in Stafford or Fredericksburg, VA, today!
Why do I need to brush carefully with braces?
Your appliances can trap food near the surfaces of your teeth. That food can lead to the formation of plaque, which can then cause cavities. Just as when you didn’t have braces, you need to do your best to prevent plaque from building up on your teeth.
What foods should I avoid with braces?
Limit your intake of excess sugar, including soda, ice cream, and candy. These sugary treats increase your risk of decay.

To reduce the risk of breaking a wire or bracket, avoid hard candies, nuts, hard pizza crust, beef jerky, gum, toffee, and other items that can cause damage or chip a tooth.

How should I brush and floss with braces?
It may be a little more challenging, but you should definitely brush at least twice daily and floss once. Use a soft toothbrush or one with bi-level bristles. We have interdental brushes to help get between wires and teeth.
Ask us about tooth cleaning aids that look like pipe cleaners!
Special flossing aids, such as floss threaders, make it easier to get under your wires to floss between teeth. Ask us for tips and tricks during your next visit!
Call 540-371-2611 to make an appointment today!
“All 4 of my kids will be going through treatment with Dr Caspersen. He and his staff are friendly and professional. Our experience has been as pleasant as possible.”
-Alicia H.
“I have been very pleased with Dr. Caspersen and the staff. They were very friendly, respectful, and professional which made my son feel comfortable and answered all his questions. I’m happy to have chosen them for my son’s orthodontic care.”
-Jennifer D.

Fredericksburg Location

Rappahannock Orthodontics
408 Chatham Square Office Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Stafford Location

Rappahannock Orthodontics
35 Walpole St #203
Stafford, VA 22554

Business Hours

Monday - Thursday

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Closed for lunch daily
from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Hours alternate every other week with our other office. This schedule is subject to change. Please call with any questions.