Living with braces
After a while, your braces will fit effortlessly into your lifestyle. It’s important you continue to look after your teeth during treatment and take steps to make sure your braces stay in top condition.
Your braces can act as a plaque trap, so you will need to keep them as clean as possible. We advise brushing your teeth at an angle of 45 degrees, gently applying pressure. You will need to floss above and below your fixed wires, being careful not to damage or dislodge them or the brackets in the process.
You may experience some soreness once your braces have been fitted – this is completely normal. We recommend gargling 1 teaspoon of salt dissolved in 8 ounces of lukewarm water for around two-to-three minutes to ease the pain. If that doesn’t work, take a painkiller.
Brush and floss your teeth as usual. Use fluoride toothpaste and, if necessary, ask Dr. Sanj if you can use an additional fluoride rinse.