Understanding Braces and Oral Hygiene
Before diving into specific hygiene tips, let’s understand how braces can impact oral hygiene.
- What Are Braces?
Braces are orthodontic appliances used to correct misaligned teeth and bite issues.
They consist of brackets, wires, and bands that apply gentle pressure to gradually move teeth into their proper positions.
- Challenges of Oral Hygiene with Braces :
The presence of braces creates additional surfaces where food particles and plaque can accumulate, making it challenging to clean teeth effectively.
Without proper care, this buildup can lead to tooth decay, gum inflammation, and other oral health problems.