Hygiene Tips You Should Know for Braces

Hygiene Tips You Should Know for Braces
Posted on 07/13/2021

Braces are a big step for anyone who is looking forward to a beautiful, straight smile, but it’s important to care for your braces and practice proper oral hygiene while undergoing orthodontic treatment. At Choonara Orthodontics, we work hard to provide customized orthodontic care to each patient and teach them the necessary oral hygiene precautions. Our Johannesburg orthodontist will work with you to ensure you are brushing and flossing correctly and taking extra good care of your teeth and braces.

Oral Hygiene for Orthodontics in South Africa

Hygiene Tips You Should Know for BracesIn order to keep your orthodontic treatment on track, there are certain hygiene tips you should know to keep your teeth and Johannesburg braces clean.

  • Brush Carefully: Effective oral hygiene is essential to good orthodontic care. Braces can be a little tricky to get used to because small food particles can easily get stuck in between your braces, teeth, and wires. For this reason, it's crucial to brush your teeth at least twice per day.
  • Floss is Your Friend: As previously stated, braces make it easy for food particles to get caught between your teeth and your braces. In these situations, floss is your best friend. It’s important to floss at least once per day with braces to ensure you have removed all food particles and plaque from your teeth and Johannesburg braces.
  • Keep Regular Orthodontic Appointments: It’s important to attend all of your orthodontic appointments so that our Choonara Orthodontics team can keep track of your orthodontic progress and make changes to your treatment if necessary. We also understand that things happen and an appointment may have to be canceled. If this does occur, please call our office and reschedule your appointment for the next available time.
  • Eat a Balanced Diet: Remember to eat a healthy, balanced diet that is high in fruits and vegetables. You should avoid foods that are high in sugar, hard or especially crunchy, and any sticky foods. These foods are not only bad for your teeth and your dental care, but they can be quite harmful to your braces and even damage a bracket or a wire.

Contact Our Johannesburg Orthodontist for Braces Today!

For questions or concerns about your oral hygiene with braces, never hesitate to contact Choonara Orthodontics. Schedule your next appointment by requesting a visit online for Johannesburg braces! We look forward to seeing you soon!