Before you know it, (especially if you use Propel) you’ll be getting your braces off and getting used to your new smile! Until that wonderful day arrives, you can do two important things for your dental health. Take good care of your teeth and take good care of your braces!
Taking good care of your teeth while you wear braces is essential. While a good routine of dental care may take a little longer now, the results will be long-lasting. Brush with a soft toothbrush. Brush gently. Brush more often, at least four times a day: morning, noon, evening and before bed. Carry your toothbrush and toothpaste with you. Use a travel kit if it helps you to remember this important task.
Flossing is possible with braces and should be done daily. Insert the floss behind the archwire and clean the sides of your teeth and under your gums with an up and down motion. Floss between each tooth every day. You can also use interdental brushes, although they miss where your teeth are close together.
The “Don’t Even Think of It” List:
Eat and drink less:
Break the habits of: