The reason we recommend braces is to improve your oral hygiene and give you a super awesome smile, but brushing and flossing with braces requires some special skillzzz.
Brushing and flossing is tricky enough without braces. Once you have wires, brackets, and bands to work around, the task seems more like contortionism than oral hygiene! You will need to learn some new tricks when you have braces because:
The first time you stand in front of the mirror with braces considering how to brush and floss, you may feel like you’re about to run uphill in a mudslide. It’s OK. We’re here to help. With a few tips, you’ll be a pro at this in no time. Here are the steps:
Awesome! You did great! Now, onto the flossing!
Focus your flossing at the gum line if you have problems with covering the entire side of the teeth. The gums are especially vulnerable to bacteria.
If you have trouble brushing and flossing with your braces, give us a call. We may describe some techniques to use, or we may have you come in for a quick demonstration. We can give you tips on how to have good oral hygiene with braces.
With Invisalign®, you simply remove the aligner and brush and floss as you normally do. Gently brush your aligners with your toothbrush using non-whitening toothpaste to keep them fresh and clean.
After going through the process of having braces, you want to have teeth that are beautiful and healthy. Good oral hygiene is the best way to do this. Lineberger Orthodontics offers orthodontic treatments for the residents of Charlotte, Huntersville, Mooresville, and surrounding communities in North Carolina. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.