Braces help many people achieve a beautiful, healthy, and long-life smile. They are one of the best solutions to most dental problems, such as crooked, protruding, crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, and misaligned bites. However, home braces service is important. Watch this video on homecare instructions for braces.
Keeping braces well-cared-for and clean is essential in keeping the treatment process on track. A healthy mouth and clean teeth are key to successful orthodontic treatment. Failure to do at-home braces service can lead to gum disease, cavities, and other dental issues.
Patients receive a kit after braces are placed on their teeth. The kit includes a toothbrush, interproximal brush, a floss threader, and a two-minute timer. These tools are essential in caring for braces.
Ensure the braces are clean and free from food debris by brushing after every meal. The timer helps patients brush their teeth for at least two minutes to ensure the braces are clean. Brush at several angles using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Flossing is critical while wearing braces and should be done at least once daily, just before bed.
Sometimes, food debris gets stuck behind the braces. Use the interproximal brush to remove the debris. This brush easily fits in the back of the mouth and helps remove anything stuck on the braces.