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Don’t Slack on Your Oral Health Game While in Braces

By February 22, 2018 No Comments

So you’ve just gotten braces, or maybe you’re considering getting braces. After your dentist performs their handiwork, whether you get traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, or Invisalign, that’s when the real work for you begins.

Did You Think it Was Over?

It’s a shame that many folks get braces and think it’s pretty much up to their orthodontist to get their teeth in A+ shape, but that’s not how this oral health thing works. Sure, the act of installing orthodontics takes skill and precision, but so does taking care of your teeth, which is just as much up to you as it is to us.

When it comes to oral health, much of the responsibility lies on your shoulders.

Are you up for the challenge? I Song Orthodontics provides orthodontic treatments while also bestowing guidance upon our patient base through preventive dentistry. Together, with proper brushing, flossing, and consistent visits, we’ll improve the look and functionality of your teeth and jaw.

After You Get Braces

It’s important that you either continue to brush properly and consistently while you have braces, or if you weren’t so great about it before that you rise to the occasion now. Brush 2-3 times daily. Wait 15-20 minutes after eating or drinking before you brush, that way your mouth can neutralize harmful acids that can demineralize your teeth if you brush too soon too frequently.

And Now Introducing… Flossing!

Yep, flossing your teeth is still a thing and it’s still super important. You might consider getting a handy dandy water pick (also called water flosser), which works wonders for getting deep crevices cleaned out, removing plaque along the gumline.

Braces make it especially easy for food and bacteria to hide in your mouth. That’s why I Song Orthodontics focuses a lot of time and energy into properly training our patients to take care of their teeth and gums, setting them up to enjoy great oral health in the future, whether they’re in braces or out of them.

If you’re thinking about getting braces, whether it’s adult braces, accelerated braces, ceramic or metal braces, or something more discreet and different like Invisalign, contact I Song Orthodontics to schedule your one-on-one consultation today. We’ll tell you everything you need to know and get your smile situation straight fast.

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