Brushing with Braces

Getting your braces is an exciting time, but getting used to them can take a little extra work to ensure you are maintaining your healthy smile…

Brushing your teeth seems like a simple task and is probably something you learned to do at a very young age. However, when you get braces this simple task often becomes far more difficult. How do I get in between the brackets? Do I brush over the brackets? Here at Victoria Park Dental Specialists in Adelaide, we are determined to help make your orthodontic experience as smooth and simple as possible.

Victoria Park Dental Specialists’ tips

We like to make things as easy as possible for our patients so we thought we would include a couple of quick tips to get you started on your at-home care.

  1. Begin with the brackets closest to your gums and position the bristles facing upward towards the bracket, brush thoroughly
  2. Repeat this process for the tips of your teeth
  3. Brush the front of the brackets and all around (like you would before you had braces)
  4. Brush the lingual side of your teeth (inside teeth)
  5. Brush your tongue

We are here to help

dr helen mcleanHere at Victoria Park Dental Specialists in Adelaide, we pride ourselves on providing full support for all of our orthodontic patients. Before treatment, we will discuss the different orthodontic procedures available to you and will work with you to determine the best treatment for your orthodontic needs. Dr Helen McLean is an accredited Invisalign Practitioner and has spent many years specialising in orthodontic treatment. She is widely regarded by her colleagues and has presented lectures for the ADA (Australian Dental Association) and has also lectured at the University of Adelaide. Patients can feel comfortable and confident when they visit Dr Mclean for treatment here at Victoria Park Dental Specialists.

Value your teeth

Did you know that the first thing most people notice when they meet someone new is their smile? If you are concerned about the look of your teeth consider orthodontic treatment to help you smile proudly and confidently. For those of you who already have braces, it’s important to remember to take care of your teeth during your treatment. After your treatment, you are going to be eager to show off your new straight smile and you won’t want stains or marks to get in the way of showing off your new grin. By maintaining a good oral hygiene routine with proper brushing techniques you can help maintain the colour of your teeth and have a bright smile to display after treatment.

For more information about our orthodontic treatments and proper care for your teeth please don’t hesitate to call 08 7111 3887 or contact us.