Getting Braces? Here’s How You Can Take Care of Your Teeth During Your Orthodontic Treatment

Having proper tooth alignment brings more benefits than just a picture-perfect smile. Overcrowded and misaligned teeth can cause a variety of issues ranging from discomfort, to difficult cleaning, and more frequent dental injuries. If you are seeking an orthodontic tooth alignment treatment but are worried about the possible challenges maintaining for your braces may present, we at Bandeen Orthodontics in Kalamazoo are ready to share how you can properly care for your teeth during and after your orthodontic treatment.

A Temporary Commitment

Wearing braces may seem challenging at first, but as you grow used to them, your time with them will become easier. To better prepare for your time with braces, it would be best to know how to take care of your teeth and braces during your orthodontic treatment. Aside from regular checkups with your dentist, and watching which foods you eat, wearing braces doesn’t take that much more attention compared to daily dental care. You can easily take care of your teeth while wearing braces by brushing three times a day in small circular motions, flossing once a day, and using a fluoride rinse, while avoiding sticky, crunchy, hard, or acidic foods. Taking care of your braces will be easy once you get used to it, and it will have been well worth the effort when you experience the benefits of your orthodontic treatment.

Proper Care for Lifelong Benefits After Your Treatment

After your time with braces ends, not only will your smile look perfect, but you will also experience less discomfort, fewer dental injuries resulting from tooth grinding, easier tooth cleaning. To help you maintain your tooth alignment for lifelong results after your orthodontic treatment, a retainer may be necessary. While retainers must be worn full time for the first five to six months after your treatment, and then every night from there on, they do help to prevent any future misalignment after your orthodontic treatment, providing you with lifelong results well after your orthodontic treatment has concluded.

Wearing braces may seem like a challenging adjustment to one’s life, but with proper care and attention can be an easy, temporary commitment with major health and comfort benefits. Contact us today online to learn more about what to expect during your orthodontic treatment today.