Article by Remarkable Smiles

When you have braces, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind that can help make your life a little easier. Below are some tips and tricks when wearing braces.

Oral Hygiene

It may initially seem challenging to brush and floss when wearing braces. You’ll quickly become an expert. You are more likely to develop cavities since your hardware will retain food, and it takes some practice to clean and floss correctly. When wearing braces, make maintaining good dental hygiene a top concern.

Dry Mouth

With braces, some patients develop dry mouth. This may result from them chewing gum continuously or consuming large amounts of food and liquids before treatment, all stimulating saliva. Their mouth is dry now that they’re not. Sip on water throughout the day and inform your doctor if the issue persists because it might not be dry mouth brought on by braces but rather another illness.

Relearn Certain Skills

When you suddenly find yourself wearing braces, things can feel strange. You’ll need to pick up new chewing, flossing, and brushing methods. While you won’t necessarily have to start from scratch, you will during the first week your braces are on. It can seem strange.

Dr. Mark Rashidi and his staff at Remarkable Smiles are braces experts. They are experienced in all types of braces and Invisalign treatments. He is an Orthodontist in Laguna Hills serving surrounding cities, including Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and Irvine.