Oral Hygiene with Braces

To achieve this one has to remember about oral hygiene for teeth with braces, which during orthodontic treatment is crucial. Taking care of oral hygiene will help us to avoid complications, tooth decay or gum inflammation. Proper brushing teeth with braces can also lead us to earlier correction of occlusion.

This situation occurs because dental plaque often covers the metal parts of the braces and builds up in the areas which are difficult to reach. If it is not removed regularly, it transforms into tartar, which not only leads to tooth and gum problems, but also makes it difficult to remove the plaque building up on teeth.

There are special products which can be used to improve oral care for teeth with braces during orthodontic treatment, among others: a tip for electric toothbrushes, toothbrush for cleaning the spaces between the braces, and special dental floss. An irrigator is also worth using, which will allow us to clean the interdental spaces and the spaces where braces stick with teeth. The last stage should be washing the mouth with a mouthwash.


References: http://www.oralb.co.uk/en-GB/articles/how-to-brush-your-teeth-with-braces/