A beautiful smile depends on a healthy mouth
Everybody knows that braces, or orthodontics, straighten their teeth and improves their smile, but it’s important to
understand that good oral hygiene is the key to keeping your teeth and gums healthy and attractive long after your braces
come off. In order to keep your teeth plaque-free and avoid the unsightly “white spots” that can develop around your
braces, you need to understand how to keep your teeth and orthodontic devices clean. Brushing and flossing with braces
requires extra effort but that effort will pay off in the long run.
How should I brush with braces?
How your teeth look when your braces come off depends on how you take care of them while they’re on. A power
toothbrush that is specially designed to clean around orthodontic appliances can help. Before you get started, remove
elastics, bands or removable parts of your orthodontic appliances.
• Hold the brush parallel to the floor against the side of your teeth. Guide the power brush head from tooth to tooth,
following the natural curve of your teeth and gums
• Hold the brush in place on each tooth for a few seconds before moving on to the next tooth – With a power
toothbrush, you don’t have to press hard or scrub. Just let the brush do all the work for you
• Don’t forget to brush the insides of teeth, the tops of teeth, and the back of your mouth behind your back molars
• Clean brackets by angling the brush head against them. Make sure the brush also cleans under the wires
Remember to replace your toothbrush or brush head every 3 months so it continues to clean efficiently.Ortodoncia Y Dolor (1)

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