Oral Hygiene With Braces

Maintaining optimal oral hygiene is paramount during orthodontic treatment. Braces, while effective in aligning teeth, require additional care to prevent plaque buildup and maintain overall oral health.

Brushing and Flossing
Regular brushing is crucial when wearing braces. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to clean teeth and brackets thoroughly. Brush at least twice daily, ensuring each tooth surface, bracket and wire is addressed to prevent the accumulation of plaque.

Flossing becomes more intricate with braces, but it remains an essential practice. Use a floss threader or orthodontic floss to navigate between wires and brackets, reaching areas where a toothbrush may miss. Daily flossing helps prevent gum disease and cavities.

Mouth Wash
Antimicrobial or fluoride mouthwashes can complement your oral hygiene routine. Rinse according to your dentist’s recommendations to strengthen enamel and reduce bacteria.

Routine Appointments
Regular checkups at Montoya Orthodontics are indispensable during orthodontic treatment. Dr. Robert Montoya monitors your progress, provides guidance on effective oral care and addresses any emerging issues promptly.

For personalized advice on oral hygiene with braces in Keller, Texas, schedule a consultation with our orthodontist and team by calling 817-427-2237. Elevate your orthodontic experience by prioritizing meticulous oral hygiene throughout your journey to a healthier, beautifully aligned smile.

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