Having braces or Invisalign can be a great way to get the perfect smile you've always wanted. But it's important to remember that taking care of your teeth while wearing braces or Invisalign is just as important as it is without them. One of the most important steps in taking care of your teeth while wearing braces or Invisalign is using a mouthwash. But do you need to use a special mouthwash while getting your teeth straightened?The answer is yes.
Using a mouthwash will help remove any food residue or plaque that you may have missed and could reduce the risk of tooth decay. In most cases, our orthodontists will recommend a fluoride or antiseptic mouthwash for patients with braces and Invisalign. First of all, using a mouthwash with braces is perfectly safe. It will not damage the brackets or wires of traditional or transparent metal appliances. There are many different types of mouthwashes and mouthwashes on the market.
Some are even specifically marketed to those who wear braces with names that include “orthodontics” or “orthopedic appliance care.” The choice of which one to use may depend on the ingredients they contain. Ultimately, however, it may depend on the patient's personal preferences. Mouthwash should be used after brushing your teeth and flossing properly. If your orthodontist has placed elastics on you, remove them during the cleaning process. Brush with a soft-bristled brush at a 45-degree angle against the gums with a small circular motion.
Brush all the supports and cables with a brush, making sure that you also go under the cables. Your orthodontist may recommend the use of special cleaning products, such as interdental brushes or dental floss threaders, to help you clean your teeth efficiently. If you have elastics, replace them as instructed by your orthodontist. The last step should be to use an antiseptic mouthwash with hydrogen peroxide, such as Colgate Peroxyl. We recommend this type of rinse because it can help reduce the irritation that orthodontic appliances can cause and reduce inflammation of the gums and cheeks. You should use this rinse every time you brush your teeth and braces.
Because peroxyl promotes healing inside the mouth, it can help with irritation caused by braces, canker sores, cheek bites, and other minor mouth injuries. The ACT anti-decay cleaner helps teeth to remineralize the softer areas of the teeth that are most susceptible to damage. Whitening your teeth with braces on can leave discolored stains on your teeth when they are removed. This will protect the teeth from the harmful acid produced by bacterial plaque and the fluoride will be absorbed into the teeth to strengthen the enamel against cavities and cavities. It's important to keep your teeth clean and cavity-free during treatment so that the end result is straight, healthy teeth.
Superfloss, unlike normal dental floss, has a rigid, straight end that allows it to be inserted between the teeth from the front instead of working between the teeth. Braces, retainers, and other orthodontic appliances help straighten your smile, but they can make it difficult to clean your teeth properly. That's why it's important to use a special mouthwash while getting your teeth straightened - it helps remove any food residue or plaque that you may have missed and could reduce the risk of tooth decay. Using an antiseptic mouthwash with hydrogen peroxide can help reduce irritation caused by braces and promote healing inside the mouth. It can also help remineralize softer areas of the teeth that are most susceptible to damage and protect them from harmful acid produced by bacterial plaque. Finally, using a fluoride-based mouthwash can help strengthen enamel against cavities. In conclusion, using a special mouthwash while getting your teeth straightened is essential for keeping them healthy and cavity-free during treatment.
It helps remove any food residue or plaque that you may have missed and could reduce the risk of tooth decay. It also helps reduce irritation caused by braces and promote healing inside the mouth.