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Laguna Hills Orthodontic Treatment Best Practices

By October 12, 2017August 11th, 2018Blog, Orthodontic Services

Many people who are looking for more attractive smiles use our Laguna Hills Orthodontic treatment solutions. Our dentists are well-trained. They are always looking to upgrade their educations and stay abreast of any innovative ideas.

If you come to see us to have your teeth aligned, we will be able to help you get the smile you’re after.  However, there are some things that each patient needs to look after themselves. Here’s a partial list of the things you can do.

 

#1 Visit your dentist

Laguna Hills Orthodontic TreatmentIt’s always a good idea to maintain regular visits with your dentist when you’re undergoing orthodontic treatments. These professionals will be able to detect any small problems with your braces and make the necessary adjustments. Besides, it’s a good idea to get into a routine of regular checkups with your dentist. That way they can stay ahead of any small issues before they become larger problems.

 

#2 Clean your teeth and braces

Maintaining a regular dental hygiene routine is also critical. When you are undergoing these treatments, you’ll need to clean your teeth in the morning and evenings. You should also add a quick brush after any meal in-between.

Using a fluoride toothpaste helps to head off tooth decay. Our Laguna Hills Orthodontic treatment experts also suggest that you use a mouthwash with fluoride in it.

Here’s another helpful tip. If you wet your toothbrush thoroughly, you’ll be able to slip it under the arch wire for the braces for a more thorough cleaning. Make sure that you clean down the sides of each bracket so you remove any plaque.

 

#3 Avoid bad foods

Chewy hard foods can get stuck in your braces so these need to be avoided. However, there are some other foods you’ll need to be careful around. For example, chewing the meat off of the bone can damage not only your braces but your teeth as well.

You can also damage your braces by chewing on the ends of pencils and rulers. Keeping your teeth straightened, aligned and beautiful means having the right information.  Our Laguna Hills Orthodontic treatment professionals also recommend that you get yourself an interdental toothbrush. These are specifically designed to help you clean hard-to-reach places between your braces and teeth.

If your braces get damaged for any reason, you should contact us immediately.