Cleaning Your Teeth With Metal Braces
According to the American Association of Orthodontics, an estimated 50-75% of people could benefit from orthodontic treatment. With so many people getting metal braces each year, it’s important to know how to care for them. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the ways you should be cleaning your teeth during a metal braces treatment.
The first thing that is important to know is that you will need to give more attention to brushing. Metal braces add an extra challenge when brushing because you will have brackets on each of your teeth.
When you are brushing you need to make sure that you get every angle of your teeth. Getting in between the brackets will be difficult, but if you give it the proper care you will improve your oral hygiene.
Another thing that is important to know is that you will most likely not be able to use normal floss. There are special kinds of floss that are firm at the end. The purpose of the firm end is to allow you to loop it through your brackets. Waterpiks are another option that you can use instead of flossing, as they use pressurized water to clean in between teeth.