To ensure your smile stays healthy, the team at Cardinal Orthodontics is here to teach you how to take care of your braces! To maintain a beautiful smile with braces, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you succeed.
Brushing your teeth regularly is even more important with braces than without because food can so easily become trapped in your braces’ wires and brackets. This is why we recommend brushing 3 times a day with braces, or after each meal.
Once you have had your braces taken off, remember to take proper care of your retainer. Clean it with a spare toothbrush every time you brush your teeth, and use a disinfectant on it at least once a week.
Maintaining oral health care with Invisalign is easier than with braces since the aligners can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. Because the aligners fit your teeth so tightly, however, it is especially important to brush thoroughly before putting Invisalign aligners back in your mouth.
Brush your teeth several times a day, or after each meal, to prevent any food particles from being caught beneath the aligners against your teeth.