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Braces Care: How To Take Care of Your Braces

February 9, 2021

How to Take Care of Your Braces

When your braces are in place, it is important to maintain proper braces care to keep your smile healthy. To keep your teeth and braces in condition, it is important that you regularly clean them and eat the proper foods.

You should be careful with your oral hygiene schedule.  Food and plaque will always find spaces to hide. After each meal, you will have to brush to remove small pieces of food from the braces.

You should brush your teeth three times a day. We suggest that you always carry a toothbrush and use a fluoride mouthwash every night to protect your teeth from decay. Take a look at this infographic for some tips.

Orthodontic Arts taking care of your teeth infographic

General Care

Careful cleaning with the braces is necessary because inside and around, plaque bacteria are easily trapped. The following procedure is simple and effective every day brushing and flossing.

Get ready for brushing. Take off your orthodontic device elastics and all other removable parts.

Clean up Braces – Keep your brush cleaned around the wires, pins, and a 45-degree angle. Brush down to the bottom from the top of every wire. Take the time to remove all plaques and scrap, and work around the lower and upper teeth.

Brushing Teeth – Clean every tooth separately. Put the gum line at a 45-degree angle, apply mild pressure while moving in a circular motion. Do it for approximately ten seconds. Tilting the brush as necessary to reach the inside of smaller fore teeth with the same brushing effect on all outer and inner tooth surfaces.

Floss Once a Day – Have your orthodontist show you the best way to get in between your braces to floss. You might also want a flossing product, like a flosser, designed for braces and orthodontic work.

Rinse Teeth – Rinse thoroughly and inspect your teeth and braces in a mirror with water or mouth rinse.

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