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How to keep your orthodontic braces clean?
Rigorous dental hygiene is essential to maintain your braces and teeth throughout your orthodontic treatment. Failure to clean can result in plaque gathering around the brackets and adhering to the tooth surface. This can lead to decay, pain, sensitivity and prolonged treatment times. In order to clean your mouth properly when wearing any orthodontic appliance, you should follow these steps when you get up in the morning and last thing before bed:
Step 1: Preparing to Brush Take off elastics and any other removable parts of your orthodontic appliance.
Step 2: Clean your braces. Hold your brush at a 45-degree angle to clean around the wires and pins of your braces. Brush from the top of each wire down to the bottom. Take your time to ensure that all plaque and debris are removed, and that you work all the way around upper and lower teeth.
Step 3: Brush your teeth. Clean each tooth individually. First, place your brush at a 45-degree angle the gum line, then apply gentle pressure as you move in a circular motion. Do this for about 10 seconds. Use the same brushing action on all outer and inner tooth surfaces, tilting the brush as needed to better reach the insides of smaller front teeth.
Step 4: Floss once a day. Have your dental professional show you the best way to floss, or follow the instructions on the product package. You may also want to use a flossing product designed for braces and orthodontic work, like a floss threader.
Step 5: Rinse and check your teeth. Rinse thoroughly with water or mouth rinse, and examine your teeth and braces in the mirror. Please Note: You may find it necessary to perform this routine at other times if food becomes lodged in your braces.