Cleaning Your Braces

Let’s face it.  No one is born knowing how to take care of their braces.  Together with your Smile Specialists at Burleson Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, you will receive individualized instructions on how to achieve a healthy and happy smile during your smile transformation journey.

Effort equals result.  When you transform your smile through orthodontic treatment, whether with braces or Invisalign, you should think about cleaning your entire mouth and not just your teeth.  Brush your gums, teeth and tongue after every meal.  If you can’t get to a toothbrush and sink, be sure to rinse your mouth out vigorously with water after every meal.  Avoid snacking throughout the day and keep the sugary soft drinks on the shelf.  They are a “no no” when your goal is a happy, healthy smile.  Bottom line – the better you take care of your teeth during orthodontic treatment, the better your smile is going to look when you’re done.

Be sure to use an over-the-counter fluoride rinse at home after brushing and before going to bed.  Braces and Invisalign aligners provide thousands of nooks and crannies for bacteria to hide in your mouth.  Brushing, flossing and rinsing are essential to your Spectacular Smile ® with Burleson Orthodontics.

Below, watch the video on the essential tips for taking care of your braces.  Of course, if you have questions, we’re only a phone call, click or Tweet away.

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