A braces treatment is one of the most common ways to get straight teeth. There are a lot of different things you should know about taking care of your teeth if you going to undergo braces treatment. In this article, we are going to talk about how to care for your teeth during this time.
The first thing we will discuss is brushing your teeth. This can be difficult for children to do on their own, however, for teen orthodontics or adult orthodontics you should not struggle.
According to Burrow, Welchel, and Culp orthodontics, one in every five orthodontic patients is an adult. Spend extra time making sure that you are brushing above and below the brackets. Food can get stuck easily during a braces treatment, so you may need to spend more time brushing.
Flossing is another area that will be difficult with braces. It is made difficult because of the brackets that block the floss from going in between your teeth. To get around the brackets you will have to run the floss through the metal wire. An alternative to this is using a waterpik.
Finally, after your braces treatment is complete you want to make sure you are wearing your retainer to maintain the structure of your teeth. In the end, use this information to help take care of your braces and retainers.