It’s very important to observe proper gums and teeth care during orthodontic treatment. While braces or retainers don’t increase the risk of tooth decay or plaque build-up, the braces and wires can make cleaning teeth more difficult.
Tips on Proper Gums and Teeth Care during Orthodontic Treatment
It is important to ensure that teeth are cleaned thoroughly twice each day during your orthodontic treatment to ensure your treatment is most effective.
When cleaning your teeth while wearing braces, you need to pay special attention not only to your teeth and gums but also to the brackets and wires.
A soft toothbrush will be gentlest for any pain or discomfort you have from the braces treatment. You should spend about 10 seconds brushing each toot. Press your toothbrush firmly enough to clean into the gaps and between the wires and the teeth.
What you eat and drink during your braces treatment can be just as important for good dental hygiene. A brace friendly diet does not have to be boring.
Download our Brace-Friendly Recipe Book
Norwest Orthodontics has a collection of brace-friendly recipes includes a range of healthy and delicious snack and desserts as well as great suggestions for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that the whole family can enjoy. You can download the free brace friendly cookbook full of great meal ideas for you to enjoy during your orthodontic treatment.
Maintaining your schedule of appointments with Norwest Orthodontics is also important. This is to monitor the effectiveness of your treatment and make any necessary adjustments.
Norwest Orthodontics offer our patients advice on how to look after teeth and gums during your orthodontic treatment. For more information or advice, please contact the team at Norwest Orthodontics on 9672 6113.