You can be sure that after getting braces, your teeth will look a lot better. However, the process to getting straight teeth is not as painless or pleasant. You have to endure years of wearing braces or invisalign, whichever one you choose. You have to be prepared for the fact that taking care of your teeth is not going to be as easy without braces. Braces don’t have to cost the earth, but they can make your teeth sparkle as bright as a diamond engagement ring. Ok, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but you get my drift.
Braces can trap food particles and when not addressed properly, this can result to bad breath, rotting teeth and other dental problems. It is of utmost importance to always brush your teeth after meals and snacks. It is also necessary to always floss your teeth, as well.
Proper oral care is more than just having nice looking teeth. It is also about preventing the most common dental problems and seeking advice from an orthodontist. Dental problems are not pleasant and when not treated quickly and correctly, they can lead to complications and even bigger problems.
Always choose toothbrushes with soft bristles and a small amount of fluoride toothpaste. The brush should be moved in small, circular motions so that food particles can be reached easily. All areas of the teeth should be covered, as well as areas between braces. Brushing is a task which will take you several minutes when you have braces as you should also remember to brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth before rinsing. Your toothbrush must also be replaced as often as necessary because the bristles will wear down and fray quickly.
After brushing, it is also a must to floss your teeth. no matter how we try to be very careful with brushing there are certain areas which we just cannot reach and this is the reason why dental floss is necessary. Flossing takes time and patience and you have to keep in mind that you will be flossing a lot often once you have braces. It is recommended to use the reusable floss threader and it is a must to be careful with archwire and not to floss forcefully or put too much pressure on it. Always floss at night to ensure that your teeth are cleaned before you go to sleep.