Posts for: May, 2018

By Suter Orthodontics
May 29, 2018
Category: Braces
Tags: braces  

Know how to maintain good oral health throughout your orthodontic treatment.Braces

Most people aren’t born with perfectly straight smiles. Luckily, braces can help patients get the smiles they want. Once you get braces it’s important that you are still maintaining good oral hygiene to prevent cavities and other issues from happening during the course of your treatment. Our Colorado Springs Orthodontist Dr. Scott Suter is here to tell you how to keep your smile healthy and cavity-free while wearing braces.

Since most people will have to wear their braces for at least a year, if not more, it’s important that you are following good dental care regimen to maintain a healthy smile throughout the course of your treatment. Yes, you may have to take a little extra time out to clean and care for your smile, but having a cavity-free smile is certainly worth it.

Here are some ways in which you can maintain a healthy smile while wearing braces:

Floss Everyday

Perhaps you are wondering, “How can I floss when I have braces on?” While flossing might not be the easiest task it is nonetheless a crucial one for a healthy smile. This is where threader floss comes in. You can easily find this type of floss at your local oral care aisle and it’s perfect for being able to get in between teeth without harming the wires.

Brushing is Crucial

Make sure you are brushing your teeth after every meal. While this might be a difficult task make sure that you always have a toothbrush with you so that it’s easier to get yourself to brush your teeth throughout the day. Also, make sure that you are brushing for about 2 minutes every time you brush.

Rinse with Water

Sure, water is the most important beverage you can drink to stay healthy and hydrated but also it’s beneficial for your smile. Rinsing with water and swishing it around in your mouth can help dislodge food braces and between teeth after meal times. While you should have a travel toothbrush and toothpaste with you to brush after each meal, when you don’t have one handy, rinse with water.

Do you have questions about caring for your smile with braces? Are you interested in getting braces in Colorado Springs? If so, it’s the perfect time to turn to Suter Orthodontics today at 719-550-0222 to learn more about the different orthodontic options available to you.