Brush the Day Away
Okay, maybe not all day. But three times a day is perfectly acceptable and recommended for clean orthodontia. In the morning, midday and at night before bed are great times to plan for a quick two minute brushing break. You will need to practice and get used to handling the brush to reach different angles all around the brackets and wires. A brush with soft bristles is best since you may naturally be more inclined to brush more aggressively, but rest assured that a gentle and consistent stroke will provide great results.
Rinse, Rinse, Rinse!
As a follow up to your new brushing routine, remember to rinse your teeth, ideally after any snack or time you intake food or a drink aside from water. Water itself can be used for a quick rinse to help swish out any tidbits that may be left from earlier in the day, but an anti-cavity mouth wash will strengthen your enamel and protect your teeth against cavity formation.
Your Trusted Orthodontic Care Provider
While the expense for braces could be enough to convince you that proper care is essential for the well-being of your investment, the result of your dedication will be the biggest reward! Seeing your beautiful new smile, straight and shining will incite pride and make you thankful for all of your hard work.
Ahava Orthodontics has been a trusted and preferred orthodontist in Fort Worth for many years. “Ahava” is the love that gives and is a value at our core. Now that your beautiful new smile is ready to show the world, be sure to choose the retainer that will best suit you. If you have more questions or you would like to ask about a consultation, send us a message! We love to support our clients at every point in their journey to a beautiful smile.