Now that you have your braces in place, it is just as important to maintain a good oral hygiene regimen throughout the length of your treatment as it was before. Appliances, braces, wires and bands can all trap food particles and make it difficult to brush or floss away plaque.
Careful brushing at least 4 minutes each time, preferably after each meal/snack and flossing once a day is recommended. This is the best way to prevent plaque buildup, tooth decay and gum disease. We also recommend continued regular cleaning every 6 months with your general dentist. Failure to properly clean your teeth can have some severe and irreversible consequences including gum disease, stained teeth and cavities.