Orthodontic treatment often involves the use of braces or aligners to straighten teeth, which can sometimes lead to staining or discoloration of the teeth. It’s essential to follow tips from your orthodontist to make sure you get an incredible end result. Here are some tips to prevent staining during orthodontic treatment.
Brush and floss regularly
Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial during orthodontic treatment. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day to remove plaque and food particles from your teeth and braces.
Avoid certain foods and drinks
Certain foods and drinks, such as sugary or acidic foods, can stain or damage your teeth and braces. Avoid consuming things like coffee, tea, soda, and sports drinks. If you do consume these drinks, use a straw to minimize contact with your teeth.
Use fluoride toothpaste
Fluoride toothpaste helps to strengthen your teeth and prevent decay. Choose a toothpaste with fluoride to help protect your teeth from staining and other damage.
Use orthodontic wax
Orthodontic wax can be placed over brackets and wires to prevent them from rubbing against your gums and causing irritation or discoloration.
Visit your orthodontist regularly
Regular check-ups with your orthodontist can help to identify and prevent any issues that may lead to staining or discoloration of your teeth. Your orthodontist can also provide tips and advice on how to maintain good oral hygiene during your treatment.
By following these tips, you can help to prevent staining and discoloration of your teeth during orthodontic treatment. To get started with your orthodontic treatment, call us at 262.377.8950.