Orthodontics is the vehicle that delivers a patient's teeth to their final destination of a stunning, straight smile.
That vehicle must be correctly maintained and cared for if it is going to arrive at its destination in a timely manner, and without costly repairs and setbacks.
Dr. Trudy Bonvino, a St. Paul and Minneapolis orthodontics expert, has provided these five tips to help patients care for their appliances and teeth during treatment:
Floss Teeth Twice a Day
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Flossing helps clean the areas between teeth toothbrushes often miss. A floss threader will help patients navigate around their appliances while warding off germs and decay.
Brush Teeth After Every Meal
In combination with a standard toothbrush, an interdental toothbrush is a must-have tool that helps clean the tricky spaces under wires.