Braces Tips and Tricks
- Prepare a kit with a toothbrush, toothpaste, and tepe brushes (to use between meals),wax and lip balm if you suffer with dry lips. Carry this with you at all times so you have anything you need whenever you may need it .
- Use a fluoride mouthwash throughout the day to neutralise acid in the month
- If one of your wires or brackets breaks, don’t panic. Don’t try to bend the wire or pull it out, which could make things worse. Just cover any sharp edges with wax and speak to your dentist/orthodontist.
- Even if you’re self-conscious about your braces, don’t be afraid to smile – people actually notice your mouth more when it’s clear that you’re trying to hide something. Plus, braces are very common, so there’s no reason to be ashamed of them.