Metal braces have developed over the age . Brackets are now much smaller in size and lighter in weight. They are made up of high grade stainless steel.
ORAL CARE TIPS DURING BRACES TREATMENT
- Low cost treatment
- Predictable results
- Still the treatment of choice in children where esthetics in not much a concern
- Use of fluoride tooth paste along with soft bristles tooth brush is ideal for cleaning teeth with braces.
- Begin brushing at a 45-degree angle at the gum line using small circular motions. Then place the toothbrush on top of the brackets, angling down to brush on top of each bracket. Finally, reposition the brush to brush the bottom of the bracket as well as the wire, angling the toothbrush up.
- Use of fluoridated mouth wash is a must to prevent dental caries and white spots
- Use of dental floss is recommended for superior oral hygiene