Once your braces or aligners have been fitted to your teeth, we won't need to see you for another six to eight weeks. That's when you'll come in to have your appliance tightened or changed. But in between these 'tightening appointments', it's vital you look after your teeth for optimum results.
Orthodontic appliances do not cause cavities but, because of their presence, plaque and food particles are retained more readily and the cavity potential is increased. This means proper tooth brushing and flossing is of paramount importance. We'll show you how to do this and it's important you brush as instructed. You may also need to carefully consider your diet to avoid consuming acidic food and drink.