Braces are not easy to take care of especially those first few months when everything is new and you are still adjusting to them. But for those of you who have to wear braces the benefits are many and you will be grateful for them later on in life. Here are a few tips for taking care of the necessary menace that are your braces:
Listen to the dentist
The dentist will give you all the tips and tricks you need to take care of your braces. You will also be handed a ‘care package’ which will contain all the necessary equipment for taking care of your braces. This will include brochures and papers that tell you what you can and can’t eat while wearing braces and how best to care for them.
Do not eat hard or chewy food that might break them
Many different types of food can result in your braces breaking which means that it will no longer be pulling on your teeth or tightening them. Foods like caramels, apples, nuts and hard candy are a very big no-no while you wear braces as munching into these will snap your brace wire and render it ineffective until it is repaired, which means that until you get it fixed will not be doing you any good. Frequent visits to the https://www.instantdentalcosmetic.com.au/about/ are very important so that your braces can be checked for damage and tightened to ensure maximum effect while being worn.
Brush with proper technique and floss frequently
After every meal it is necessary to clean your teeth. Taking care of your teeth now becomes a lot harder and you may even notice that they are starting to become discoloured if you do not brush them correctly. However, you must make sure not to get any teeth whitening Kew done while you are in braces as this can lead to a two-tone effect on your teeth once the braces are removed. The exposed part of your teeth will be significantly whiter than the parts that were covered up. Ask the dentist how exactly you need to be brushing and he or she will very clearly show you the technique. And although flossing really is more difficult now it is still necessary to remove food particles that have been stuck in-between your brace and your teeth.