Tips For Cleaning Your Incognito Braces

Incognito Braces Ottawa

Just a few years ago the idea that you would get braces would turn to your worst nightmare. The braces available at the time were made from big, ugly and chunky metal.

Enter the incognito braces

Getting braces is now a pleasant experience. You have a choice to pick from some pleasant and aesthetic options. Incognito braces are not easily discernible and are a better option.

Lingual braces are the most popular form of braces today. They are metal braces that are placed on the inside of the teeth rather than on the outside. You benefit from braces that cannot be seen. There is no reason why you should not get the Incognito lingual braces.

The incognito braces come with numerous advantages such as a boost to your self-esteem and enhancing your smile. You will engage with your peers and other people confidently even if you are wearing braces. Lastly, the incognito braces do not have the challenge of staining or discoloration that commonly plagues the regular braces.

Cleaning and Post-Care Tips

Incognito braces may be difficult to clean owing to their position in the mouth. Interestingly, some people completely forget that they are wearing braces. Here is how to take care of the braces:

1)    Ensure that all surfaces are cleaned when you brush your teeth. You should hold the toothbrush at an angle to ensure that the bristles get between the teeth and the brackets.

2)    Flossing becomes a little more difficult when you wear braces. You now have to ensure that you floss in between the brackets to dislodge food debris that is stuck there. After flossing, you can swish fluoride mouthwash in the mouth will help to strengthen the teeth.

3)    Your dentist or Ottawa orthodontist will discourage you from eating sticky or hard food. The sticky or hard foods pose a risk since they easily stick to the teeth and may damage the brackets and wires of your braces. Visit your dentists immediately if the braces are damaged.

Other limitations on the foods you can eat are avoiding acidic foods and drinks since acid can corrode the metal used on the braces. Uncooked food is also highly discouraged since it may harbor bacteria.

4)    Wearing braces is associated with plaque buildup and the formation of tartar. People who wear braces in Ottawa should avoid sugary foods that promote the growth of plaque bacteria.

Finally, brushing and flossing may not reach other areas of the mouth for people with braces. It is recommended that you visit your dentist for professional cleaning of both teeth and braces.

Wellington Village Orthodontics is pleased to offer professional cleaning and other dental treatments at their facility.