Working with your orthodontist to create a beautiful smile is a team effort! Your orthodontist will make sure your appliances are working properly, and is available for checkups and answering questions. It’s up to you to maintain good oral health and care for your orthodontic appliance in between checkups. Remember, even with orthodontic treatment, it is very important for patients to still see their dentist every six months for a regular checkup and cleaning. If it’s been longer than six months since you’ve visited the dentist, please be sure to schedule an appointment as soon as you can! Your teeth will feel better and so will you.
To care for your teeth on your own, remember to floss at least once and day and brush at least three times a day. Brushing is made easier with an electric toothbrush, but a regular toothbrush works just as well to clean your teeth and gums. If you have any questions about brushing your teeth with braces or which toothbrushes are highly recommended for patients, please contact our office and talk with Dr. Mikulencak.