Braces are an investment in a beautiful future for your smile; how you care for your teeth while you’re wearing braces has a major impact on the final results. While the brackets and wires are straightening your teeth, they are also blocking access to some of your tooth surfaces, making flossing and brushing difficult. Also, eating the wrong foods can increase your risk of tooth decay and cause damage to your braces. A Kansas City orthodontist put together this infographic to guide you through proper dental care with braces. Spread the word and help your fellow braces-wearers keep their mouths healthy.