Good oral hygiene is important during the orthodontic treatment in order to avoid collection of plaque around braces. The plaque can cause discoloration, decay of the teeth and irreversible damage.
Advices during treatment
Brush for 3 minutes at least three times per day after each meal
Use toothpaste with fluoride and change your toothbrush when
is worn out
Use timer or 3 minutes of your favorite song while brushing
Use interdental brushes daily, in and around the appliances to clean the areas around the braces
Floss your teeth everyday without applying too much force
Carry a case with toothbrush and toothpaste with you and brush your teeth between meals
It’s advisable to minimize sugar intake to once a day. Better for your general health and teeth health
Regular cleaning and check ups every 3-4 times per year by your dentist. Reminder will be given to you by your orthodontist.
Follow the brushing instructions given by your orthodontist
An oral hygiene kit comprising from a special toothbrush and toothpaste will be provided to get you started with taking appropriate care of your teeth during treatment.