When you are working on your teeth alignment, smile care is important! Keeping your teeth and gums healthy while you straighten your smile will help avoid decay and infection. Using the proper techniques for brushing and flossing will keep your smile safe while you straighten!
It is recommended that you brush after every meal to ensure that there are no food bits left behind. Using a soft bristle toothbrush, begin to brush in a circular motion, make sure to brush the areas between your gums and brackets with the bristles tilted away from your gums. A proxy brush can be used to push out any lingering food particoes. Water picks are also a great investment!
A proxy brush can be used to push out any lingering food particles, water picks are also a great investment!
At first, flossing might seem like a lot of work with your braces since there is a wire in the way… Simply feed one end of the floss underneath the wire of your braces to reach into the spaces between the brackets. With a gentle force slip the floss in between your teeth, as you normally would without braces. You’ll become a pro in no time!
For more tips and tricks while you straighten, check out the tutorial videos below!
Click below to watch how to take care of your braces!