Caring for Your Braces and Retainers
When it comes to your caring for your smile, you don’t get a break just because you are wearing braces or a retainer. In fact, proper oral hygiene and care of your dental work is even more important while you are having your smile aligned. At Elite Orthodontics, we will talk with you about how to brush and floss and take care of your retainer. But here are some tips for orthodontic hygiene in Buckeye, Arizona.
- Try to brush your teeth 30 minutes after each meal and snack.
- Take your time brushing, focus on one or two teeth at a time using short, circular motions.
- Brush the top teeth and then the bottom. Brush down to the wire and then below the wire.
- Talk to our orthodontists about flossing your teeth. You may need to use a floss-threader or other type of interdental brush, since regular flossing may be difficult.
If you have any questions about how to brush and floss or about caring for your dental work, call our offices today and a member of our team will schedule you for an appointment with Dr. Nathan Davis.