It’s already annoying enough that you have to wear braces and trying to keep them clean can equally be a pain. You might get the feeling that no matter what you do, they just don’t look clean. Well, have no fear your orthodontist in Ft Lauderdale is here to help. Follow these easy steps to ensure that your braces are always looking fresh and clean.
If you are using the same toothbrush you used before getting braces you are using the wrong toothbrush. It’s important to have a toothbrush that is made specifically for cleaning around braces. If you don’t have one of those, spindle brushes can help to remove food from in between your teeth and the braces, as well as from in between individual teeth.
Chances are you probably did this right after getting your braces put on at the advice of your orthodontist. A saltwater gargle can help to reduce inflammation, combat pain or soreness, and keep your teeth clean. While you might not want to do this every day, doing it after an adjustment is a great way to combat soreness and clean your teeth.
Sticky foods especially should be avoided, as these could adhere to the metal and will be very difficult to clean off. They can also do damage to the braces themselves, making for a prolonged treatment time.
If you are in need of braces, come see us at TLC Dental. Contact us today to learn more.