Protecting your Smile
Keeping your braces clean will not just make your journey more pleasant, but also radically speed up treatment progress. Here are four tips to help you keep the sparkle.
Now that you have your braces, you need to know that there are three new things happening in your mouth.
Firstly, there is a metal wire running over your teeth with fixed attachment points. With this wire in position, there are many more spaces where food and plaque can collect over time. So, we will need to clean these spaces thoroughly.
Then, there is sensitivity. In orthodontic treatments teeth are moved around, and this causes you to experience increased sensitivity. So, you will need to adjust your cleaning and eating habits while your teeth are sensitive. Sometimes it may even be necessary to switch to smooth and liquid foods for a while – this is normal.
The good news is that the sensitivity does not last for long and your tongue, cheeks and gums will get used to the new textures in your mouth. As for cleaning, soft brush heads are an absolute must.
Finally, having braces can put a strain on the health of your gums, so taking care of them is essential. We need to make sure the gums are not only meticulously cleaned, but also massaged for optimal blood flow. Here are a few tips to help you keep your smile healthy.