Clear Braces

5 Tips to Care for Your Brace

Published on 07/02/2017

With more and more people now opting for teeth straightening, we look at how you can ensure you keep your braces in tip-top condition.

1. Never Skip Brushing

With braces, it is crucial that you brush your teeth and brace after every meal because food particles can easily become trapped inside your braces, leading to plaque and tooth decay. Be sure to carry a toothbrush and toothpaste with you in your bag, in the car and in your desk at work. This means you can always brush your teeth even after meals on the go.

2. Floss teeth at least twice a day

Flossing can help to clean the areas between teeth and other places that brushing misses. This helps to ensure that you do not experience gum disease and decay.

3. Avoid fizzy drinks, sodas, pops, carbonated drinks and fruit juices

These are often high in sugar and can be acidic. If you do not clean your teeth properly this can lead to tooth decay and erosion whether you have fixed or removable braces. If you do drink these types of drinks, don’t sip the drink, use a straw instead.

4. Get any damage repaired quickly

If your brace becomes damaged it is important that you book a review appointment as soon as possible. This will ensure that the dentist can assess and repair any damage, ensuring that the teeth straightening treatment continues as planned.

5. Don’t skip appointments

If you consistently miss appointments, it will extend the time you need to wear your braces and can hinder your ability to achieve a gorgeous and perfectly straight smile. If you need to rearrange an appointment it is not a problem, but be sure to reschedule it for an upcoming day not several weeks from the original appointment.

Here at Leigh Dental Centre, we are able to offer Invisalign, Invisible Braces and CFast Braces. So, what are you waiting for? Call Leigh Dental Centre today on 01702 472929 and book a consultation to find out if teeth straightening could be the right solution for you.