Maintaining good oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment is directly related to the final orthodontic outcome for both adult and pediatric patients. So, what should you pay attention to when wearing active braces? How to take care of orthodontic teeth?
1. Use an orthodontic toothbrush
It cleans both teeth and brackets. Move the toothbrush back and forth short distances to clean the surfaces of your teeth, the tooth-gum junction, and the occlusal surfaces of your teeth.
2. Cut a 45cm length of floss and pass it through the floss guide
Place the tip of the wire guide under the wire and through the interdental space. Slide the floss up and down against the surface of the teeth.
3. Use an interdental brush
Clean between teeth and archwires, or clean larger gaps between teeth. Depending on the size of the gap between your teeth, you can choose the right type of brush head. Gently insert the brush head between the teeth, and move back and forth along the teeth to clean the teeth.
For friends with orthodontic teeth, it is very important to choose a regular dental hospital, and it is more important to learn how to care for orthodontic teeth.