An orthodontic braces treatment can be a life-changing decision for many people. With a typical treatment taking between 15 to 24 months to complete on average, it is normal to have questions surrounding the subject. Here, we highlight 3 easy braces tips for you.
Brush your teeth after you eat every time – this helps prevent bits of food to be trapped in the braces. We also recommend flossing at least once a day or cleaning the spaces between braces using an interproximal brush.
Your biggest enemy during treatment period is pieces of food trapped in the brackets and wires of the braces. This can, in turn, cause staining of teeth and increase the risk of cavities.
Show up for your dental appointments to make sure your braces are working well and effectively. Regular check-ups help our orthodontist track and assess the progress of your orthodontic braces, and also the general health of the teeth and gums.