Your teeth are at a vulnerable stage when first fitted for braces so you have to be careful or disaster can result. When thinking about potential problems with your braces start with what you put in your mouth.
There is no doubt that properly brushing one’s teeth is essential for good dental hygiene. When wearing braces it takes added diligence to maintain good oral health. There is also no disputing that with braces it is harder to keep teeth clean. Why is there a problem with keeping teeth clean when braces are being worn? Food can get caught on the wires and it is harder to keep them clean than it was before the braces were in place. So, proper, vigorous brushing is even more important if you wear braces. This applies regardless of whether your braces are metal or plastic. Next, it raises the question: which type of brush is best?
Wearing dental braces has many benefits- chewing properly among them. This is an often overlooked and underappreciated change after braces. Why? When teeth do not fit together correctly, you simply cannot chew food as you should. What can happen when you don’t chew well?
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