If you’re wearing braces, then you are already on the path to a perfect smile. But it is also very important to keep your teeth and braces clean. When you don’t keep your braces clean, bacteria can grow and lead to cavities and gum disease. The last thing you want is to have an unhealthy mouth and a smile full of decay when you finally get your braces off.
When I first got my braces during the summer break, the orthodontist talked to me about how important it is to care of them. It was easy taking care of them while being at home most of the time. But then, I had to go to school with them on. The idea of taking care of my braces on a typical school day with a busy schedule and extracurricular activities sounded quite frustrating. But taking care of braces is as easy at school as it is at home.
My orthodontist whom I went to for braces in Weston gave me some tips that helped make my life with braces a bit easier.
Remember: braces will help you get a healthier and beautiful smile
Yes, it does take a bit of effort, but the braces help your teeth, gums, mouth, and jaws to be healthier. When your orthodontist finally remove your braces, you will have a healthier and beautiful smile that will last a lifetime if you wear your orthodontic retainers. This is key!
What are some essential items that you should carry with yourself?
The hassle of carrying your braces cleaning tools to school may sound like quite a lot of effort. You might not like the idea of carrying the kit around, but it will save you a lot of discomfort when something gets stuck in your teeth or braces. With these essential items, you will be able to take care of it right away.
The best way to go about it would be to invest in a pencil case, a small makeup bag or even a toiletry bag to carry your cleaning essentials with you to school. This way you will always be ready to take care of your braces. Invest in tiny toothbrushes, small containers of toothpaste, floss, and a small mirror, moreover, carrying a travel-sized container of mouthwash or breath strips will help keep your mouth fresh.
If it is difficult for you to clean around brackets and wires, interdental brushes are a great tool for you. Carry extra rubber bands and hooks if you wear these.
What’s more, wearing braces can cause the lips to stretch wider over your teeth, leading to chapped and dry lips. You can include a stick of lip balm in your kit, for when your lips are too chapped. With these essential items, you will be able to take care of it right away.
Get a Winning Smile!
If you are ready to rock you smile and show off your personality through your braces, Dr. Maria Yazji is ready to help you. Dr. Yazji and her team are committed to deliver advanced orthodontic care and personalized treatment to fit your smile goals.
Dr. Yazji Contemporary Orthodontics in Weston, Brickell and West Miami areas offers clear braces, traditional braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign® clear aligners. You can schedule a free orthodontic consultation with by filling out a brief form here.
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