It is also vital to keep up with meticulous oral hygiene while you are wearing an orthodontic appliance—as you can imagine, food particles can collect more easily when you are wearing a plate.
- Ensure you clean your teeth thoroughly twice daily with a soft toothbrush.
- Floss regularly also, and if required, use a mouthwash.
- Use your disclosing tablets and mouth mirror (from your pack) to check you are doing a thorough job.
If you have any problems with swollen gums, bad breath etc, don’t hesitate to call the office for advice.