If you have just had braces put on your teeth, or if you are considering having them placed, you likely have some questions about how you can best care for your teeth in the coming months.
- Conventional metal braces: Your dentist will show you how to best clean your teeth now that you have a metal appliance over your teeth. They will also give you some new tools to help you with keeping your smile bright and healthy for as long as your braces are placed. When you come back for your follow-up visits, your dentist can address any questions or concerns you may have about caring for your teeth while wearing braces.
- Clear dental braces: You’ll be happy to know that these trays can be easily removed while eating and brushing your teeth. Being removable, you’ll be able to go about flossing and brushing your teeth as you normally would. Your dentist will have some advice for you about keeping the tray itself clean and how often you should be wearing it.
Of course, if you have any questions about caring for your teeth while wearing braces, don’t hesitate to give our office a call. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and let you know about the best way forward to care for your smile while it is being straightened, and afterward. It’s important that you do not neglect to clean your teeth thoroughly, even if your metal braces are getting in the way of things.
Use the tools and techniques that your dentist will give you and make sure to follow their advice regarding what foods to eat, what to avoid, and how often to rinse and clean your mouth to keep your teeth healthy while in braces.