Orthodontic patients of all ages using braces, Invisalign, or other appliances can benefit from a lifetime commitment to good dental hygiene. It is important that the patient maintain their teeth in proper alignment and health, so they do not develop cavities that may require extractions if left unchecked.
Clean and care for your braces to prevent the buildup of plaque, food particles, or other substances that could lead to problems with orthodontic appliances. Brushing your teeth gently twice per day as well as flossing regularly can help keep dental health in check. You should follow your dentist’s recommendations for cleaning and checkups even while undergoing orthodontic care.