The success of your orthodontic treatment takes a team effort from you, your orthodontist and your family dentist. You as a patient play a very key part. Keeping your teeth clean is important during your orthodontic treatment.
Proper dental care while you’re wearing your braces or Invisalign will take extra time and effort but it’s well worth it when you are done with your orthodontic treatment and can show the world your new beautiful smile!
Good dental hygiene is critical during orthodontic treatment. Without it, plaque and food can accumulate around your braces. The bacterian plaque reacts with sugars and starches and forms an aid that can eat away the enamel on your teeth leading to permanent marks, cavities and gingivitis.
Early poor oral hygiene can be reversed with professional help and good home care. Your orthontist and staff will help you with proper instructions, but if will only be a success if you do your part at home. If they detect early signs of poor hygiene it may be mentioned at your regular adjustment appointments