Before, during or after orthodontic treatment we will offer oral hygiene advice and necessary treatment to ensure your mouth remains healthy, to give you the best result possible outcome.
Bacteria in dental plaque accumulating on the teeth cause caries and tooth decalcification, and the bacteria produce acid, which progressively dissolves the tooth surface.
This can lead to surface staining and eventually to decay, which can be accelerated when wearing braces because bacteria can be harder to dislodge from the behind the fixed wire.
The best way to avoid caries and stains is through impeccable oral hygiene and to follow the hygiene instructions given to you at the beginning of your orthodontic treatment. Your new regimen is likely to be longer and more complex.
Sometimes however you may prefer a professional deep clean to make sure all the areas of your mouth have been thoroughly refreshed, and it may be a good idea to book in orthocleans at regular intervals as a protective measure for your oral health during orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontic appliances themselves do not cause caries, decalcification or gum disease but they may be a factor in retaining food particles and dental plaque.