Brush your teeth after every meal, floss daily to get in between your braces where your brush isnít able to reach. Keep your braces and wires clean and clear of food and debris. Your orthodontist can show you how to properly brush and floss your teeth once your braces are placed.
Make sure that you use toothpaste that contains fluoride because fluoride helps to prevent cavities and tooth decay. Try to avoid foods with a lot of sugar. Sugar increases the bacterial growth in your mouth, which can cause more plaque, tooth decay, and cavities. Avoid hard, sticky and chewy foods or any foods that could possibly get stuck in your braces. Be sure to schedule your routine checkups once every three months or as instructed by the dentist.