It is very important to maintain proper oral hygiene while wearing braces to avoid stains or cavities. We recommend that our patients brush thoroughly three times per day and after soda or sugary snacks. Proper brushing technique is important to ensure that all plaque is removed and we will demonstrate this when the braces are placed.
Flossing is very important for the health of the gums and teeth. While wearing braces, it is necessary to thread the floss under the wire in order to floss each area of the mouth. There are a few different techniques that can accomplish this and we will demonstrate and discuss them when the braces are placed. We provide floss threaders. Patients may also find it helpful to purchase Orthodontic Flossers or Super Floss.
Braces do not cause stains or cavities as long as proper hygiene is maintained.