The use of brackets makes it somewhat more complicated the task of brushing, and just happens to be more vital. Let’s see how to brush teeth with braces to keep them clean and healthy.
The brackets are an invention that will give us a new set of teeth and will change our smile, greatly improving our image. But the success of this tool of orthodontics depends in good part of the cleaning and brushing, and today we will teach you how it is done.
The brackets, in practice, there are a natural for our mouths. They attach to the teeth, force them to move and what’s worse, and plug a portion of the surface of the teeth for a long time, sometimes for years at a time.
A thorough brushing prevents bacteria accumulating in between the brackets, and prevents infections or bleeding caused by metal contact with the tooth and gums. Things that, to a greater or lesser extent, can delay the action of the orthodontics, taking more time to acquire the perfect smile. For this reason, brushing daily and always after any meal will be vital importance.
How to brush your teeth with braces
The first step is to prepare the mouth for brushing. That is, remove any element of orthodontics that is not fixed, as sleeves or elastic. Continuing coupling toothpaste to brush, which need not be different from that used without orthodontics (although grateful for having a softer bristles), and proceeds to brush.
Not only should you brush your teeth, but all the pieces of existing fixed brackets. That means both the arcs (used to enlarge the bite) as bridges, ranging from tooth to tooth, and of course, the brackets themselves. More specifically, starting should brush the outside of the teeth, either above, below, like the actual brackets and on the inside of the teeth.
There are people who brush tooth for a tooth and others who are first cleaned all the external teeth, then there is the part of chewing (surface of the molars) and finally the inside: both options are valid.
Anyway, to bring orthodontic brushing requires more dedication. Thinks proper brushing prevents infections, sprains brackets (by pressing a piece of food that has not been cleaned), bleeding gums and of course, it also improves your oral health, which is independent of orthodontic carry or not.
Finally, also recommend flossing once a day (just at night) to get where toothbrush bristles do not come, and if needed (for infection or bleeding gums), also use an elixir mouthwash, no more than once per day.
Follows all of these tips and you’ll get your brackets are always clean, which saves you unnecessary inconvenience and the fact of taking them for a longer period of time.