with Braces Need Special Care
make sure that your teeth look their best when your
braces come off….
YOU MUST KEEP THEM CLEAN!!!!!
wires and loose bands can trap food and plaque and make
it very difficult to keep your teeth clean.
brushing and flossing is YOUR job throughout treatment.
you don’t keep your mouth clean, the teeth can mark,
stain, and decay. The gums can get red, swollen and will
bleed easily. Unfortunately, these markings are often at
times permanent and can only be removed by your dentist
through filings or restorative work.
maintain a healthy smile throughout treatment just follow these
Brush after every meal
Use a soft bristled brush and fluoridated toothpaste
Make sure to remove all plaque and food debris on ALL surfaces
of the teeth
Pay particular attention to your gums
Floss once a day, usually at night before you go to bed
Inspect your teeth and make sure they are spotless. If not…