The time that you spend in braces may be the most pivotal time for your teeth. The small investment of time in braces now, will pay dividends later. Your teeth are now in a more vulnerable and transitional phase making daily basic care essential. Good cleaning habits, a healthy diet, and properly following braces care instructions will all lead to a faster treatment, better results when treatment is complete, and a healthier mouth long term.
Following simple dental hygiene steps will make straighter teeth and a healthier mouth very easy to maintain.
So, what can you expect as far as maintaining your braces?
- Brushing With Your Braces – 2 minutes total using a manual or automatic toothbrush
- Between Teeth Cleaning – Daily flossing or use of a water irrigator
- Foods and Drinks – Stay away from sugary or acidic drinks and hard, sticky, chewy foods when wearing braces
- Wearing Braces Properly – Wearing your braces as instructed for the appropriate amount of time
More on proper oral care with your braces from our friends at Colgate: http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/basics/brushing-and-flossing
This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.
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West Des Moines Orthodontist, Dr. Stork of Stork Orthodontics offers the most advanced braces, including Invisalign clear aligners and clear braces. Contact us today for a complimentary braces consultation at our West Des Moines, Iowa (IA) orthodontics office.
West Des Moines, IA Orthodontics Office
4090 Westown Pkwy, Suite 101
West Des Moines, IA 50266