New Diet

The new diet is very important during orthodontic treatment.

Things to remember:

Brushing with orthodontic appliances in the mouth is a little more difficult than normal. Food particles that lodge between the teeth, appliances and the gum line must be removed.

Since bands are cemented to the teeth, the food particles are sealed out firmly to prevent decay as long as they are attached. The brackets, tubes and wires tend to make a shelf on the outside of the teeth. This makes it harder to clean the spaces between the gums and the attachments.

If the teeth and gums are not being cleaned properly, the gums swell and make it more difficult to clean and decay will result.

 

Orthodontic Tooth Brushing

Things to remember: