Oasis Orthodontics – How To Care For Orthodontic Braces

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Oasis Orthodontics – How To Care For Orthodontic Braces

Congratulations on choosing Oasis Orthodontics for your braces treatment in Perth! Taking care of your braces is essential for a successful orthodontic journey. Dr. Hopkins, our Specialist Orthodontist, understands the challenges you may face and offers valuable tips to ensure proper care and maintenance. We will share Dr. Hopkins’ expert recommendations to help you maintain healthy braces throughout your orthodontic treatment below:

Regular Dental Check-ups: During orthodontic treatment, it’s crucial to continue visiting your dentist for regular check-ups. These visits are essential to monitor your overall oral health, address any concerns, and maintain your dental hygiene routine. Remember, seeing an orthodontist does not substitute regular dental care.

Proper Brushing Techniques: To effectively clean around your brackets and wires, optimise your brushing technique. Dr. Hopkins recommends the following:

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride-containing toothpaste for gentle yet thorough cleaning.
  • Brush at least twice a day, making sure to reach all areas of your teeth and braces.
  • Pay extra attention to cleaning around the brackets and wires, angling your toothbrush to remove plaque buildup effectively.

Orthodontic Wax: At the start of your treatment, you may experience mild discomfort or irritation from the braces. Dr. Hopkins suggests using orthodontic wax to alleviate any rubbing or irritation caused by the wires. Simply apply a small ball of wax, about the size of a pea, to the bothersome area. Since orthodontic wax is safe and non-toxic, you can reapply it as needed for maximum comfort.

Foods to Avoid: During your orthodontic treatment, it’s important to steer clear of certain foods that can damage your braces. Dr. Hopkins recommends avoiding sticky, hard, or chewy foods, such as popcorn, hard candies, gum, caramel, corn on the cob, and hard nuts. These foods can cause damage to the brackets or wires, prolonging your treatment time.

Taking proper care of your braces is crucial for a successful orthodontic journey. By following these expert tips from Dr. Hopkins at Oasis Orthodontics, you can maintain healthy braces and optimise your treatment progress. If you’re in Perth and seeking quality orthodontic care, contact Oasis Orthodontics for a consultation with Dr. Hopkins. With our convenient locations in Clarkson and Kingsley, we are here to provide you with exceptional care and support throughout your braces journey. Call us at (08) 6169 1699 or visit our website to request a consultation online.


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