How to Care for your Teeth When Wearing Clear Braces

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Like most orthodontics teams nowadays, the orthodontists we work with at Smile Cove offer clear braces for those who want to make their braces look less conspicuous. While clear braces are a great choice, they do have some specific care requirements you will need to follow while they’re on your teeth in order to keep them (and your teeth) in great condition. Keep reading to learn more about how to care for your teeth when wearing clear braces.

How to Care for your Teeth When Wearing Clear Braces

  • Brush and Floss Thoroughly – The first step for keeping your teeth healthy and making sure your clear braces look great is to brush and floss thoroughly every day, ideally at least twice per day. This prevents plaque from building up on the teeth and brackets. And yes, even though it’s a hassle to floss with braces, you’ll need to do it anyway if you want to get the best results. If using a floss threader to get under the wire is too much of a hassle, switch to a water pick.
  • Avoid Stains – We also encourage you to avoid tooth staining foods and beverages while you have clear braces on your teeth. The material your clear braces brackets are made of can stain just like teeth can, so to keep both looking great, you should avoid things like coffee, alcohol, and sodas.
  • Go to the Dentist – Lastly, you should continue to go to your dentist for regular cleanings while you have braces, whether they are clear or metal. We have the right equipment to clean your teeth more thoroughly than you can through brushing at home.

Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics provides orthodontic treatment and services for patients of Smile Cove and also accepts patients looking for orthodontic treatment only from any other dental office. Please visit the Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics website for more information or give us a call at 727-789-4450.