Tooth brushing

Oral hygiene is a fundamental aspect of successful orthodontic treatment. Proper care of teeth and gums during this period is essential to avoid complications such as cavities, gingivitis and decalcification. Following specific hygiene advice can make a big difference to the effectiveness and comfort of your treatment.

Using an orthodontic hygiene kit

Firstly, it’s essential to use the hygiene kit for people undergoing orthodontic treatment, which we give you when the braces are fitted. The kit includes a special toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, interdental brush and wax pad. Use these tools regularly to prevent cavities and gingivitis, and be sure to take them with you when you travel to maintain constant hygiene.

Effective tooth brushing techniques

Adopting the right tooth brushing technique is crucial. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, using gentle circular movements to clean all surfaces. Pay particular attention to the areas around braces and under wires, close to the gum line. Change your toothbrush every three months, or as soon as the bristles start to wear. Don’t hesitate to use a mirror to check that all areas have been thoroughly cleaned.

The importance of interdental floss and brushes

Dental floss and interdental brushes are indispensable tools. Use them every day to remove debris and plaque. Special dental wires for braces are available, making this task easier. Take the time to run the wire gently under the wires and around the rings to avoid damaging your device.

Regular visits to the orthodontist

Regular visits to the orthodontist are essential. These appointments allow us to adjust the appliance and monitor the health of your teeth and gums. Ask questions about best oral hygiene practices during these visits.

In conclusion, maintaining rigorous oral hygiene is essential during orthodontic treatment. By incorporating these tips into your daily routine, you can help ensure the success of your treatment and the health of your teeth and gums. Patience and perseverance are key to achieving optimal results and a radiant smile.