After the lengthy procedure of getting braces fitted onto your teeth, many people think this is the end and they become carefree. Once braces are installed in your mouth, you have to use proper dental braces care. Things like the rubber bands of your braces becoming loose can cause improper alignment. Without braces, it was very simple to clean your teeth by just using a simple toothbrush. With braces, it gets more complicated. There are many recognized problems in dental braces care. One of the big problems that arise due to braces is that no matter what you eat, something will get trapped in the metallic wires. If not cleaned properly, the food remains stuck it can cause plaque formation. This can be a very serious problem. It can get so bad that the plaque will cause cavities. It can also lead to gum disease. Gums can become swollen and infected.
With braces, you need to know what you can eat and what you can’t, which brush and toothpaste you need to use, and how to floss. There are certain restrictions on the food you can eat. Some of the foods which you are not allowed to eat are:
Hard taco shells
Sticky and hard candy
Hard cookies or crackers
Sticky or hard chocolate
Points While Using Dental Braces:
You have to swallow another hard pill and that is you have to bid farewell to carbonated beverages. The carbonic acid present in their fizz combined with the sugar which is likely to be left in the mouth will make a good environment for cavities.
New Technology Making Dental Braces Care Easier:
Dental brace care becomes easier if you have a new kind of appliance. that is clear braces. You can remove these braces and brush your teeth as well as the appliance. This is not possible with your ordinary appliance so the invisible appliance makes dental braces care easier.
How to Brush the Braces:
You will brush your teeth and braces properly only when you have a complete understanding of how important it is to keep them clean at all times. There is a difference between cleaning and ‘keeping clean’. As far as teeth and braces are concerned, proper dental braces care demands that you keep them clean. If you let any germs remain either in the teeth or on the appliance it can prove damaging to your teeth. After you have done dental braces care, check with your special dental mirror that comes in dental braces care kits available in the market. Your dentist can guide you as to which toothpaste should be used. Things are much simpler with invisible braces. Remove the appliance and take them out of your mouth. Brush your teeth as you did before you wore braces. Brush the braces, taking care not to damage them, and there you are! Ready to put them back in your clean mouth. You need to repeat this procedure with all meals and even the smallest snacks so that food particles and germs together do not play a damaging role in between your meals. Fewer snacks will make things easier.